(; born November 17, 1968) is a Chinese entrepreneur
, co-founder of China's most popular search engine Baidu
Li studied information management
at Peking University
and the State University of New York, Buffalo
. In 2000 he founded Baidu
with Eric Xu (徐勇). He has been the CEO of Baidu since January 2004, which was listed on NASDAQ
in August 2005.Li has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine
on 15 May 2011.
Li was born in Yangquan
, where he spent most of his childhood. Both of his parents were factory workers. Li was the fourth of five children, and the only boy among the five.
Li was admitted by Yangquan First High School by achieving the second highest grades in the entrance examination. In high school, Li enjoyed computer class and participated in numerous programming competitions city-wide. In 1987, Li attended the National Higher Education Entrance Examination
and achieved the top grade among all examinees in Yangquan. Consequently, he chose Peking University
for college where he studied information management
for four years and received a Bachelor of Science degree.
In the fall of 1991, Li went to SUNY-Buffalo
in the US to study computer science towards a Doctoral degree. He received his Master of Science degree in 1994 after he had decided to discontinue his PhD... Read More