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Zoom's CEO emigrated from China 22 years ago and spoke little English — now he's worth almost $3 billion

Ari Levy

Eric Yuan started Zoom in 2011 after helping build WebEx, which Cisco bought for $3.2 billion. After Thursday's market debut, Yuan's stake in Zoom is worth $2.9 billion. In 2018, he was named Glassdoor's big company CEO of the year, with a 99% approval rating from employees.