Shou Zi Chew is a Singaporean businessman and entrepreneur who has served as chief executive officer (CEO) of TikTok since 2021.
Prior to joining TikTok, Chew worked at Goldman Sachs in London for two years as a banker before he joined Yuri Milner’s venture capital firm DST Global.
At DST Global, Chew led investment into JD.com, Alibaba, and Xiaomi. In 2015, Chew joined smartphone giant Xiaomi as its chief financial officer.
He subsequently replaced TikTok CEO Kevin A. Mayer, who left the ByteDance subsidiary after three months on the job.
Chew was born on 1 January 1983 in Singapore. He celebrated his 41st birthday in2023.
He graduated from Hwa Chong Junior College and University College London with a Bachelor of Economics degree.
He later completed a Master of Business Administration degree at Harvard Business School.
His father reportedly worked in construction while his mother was a bookkeeper. Upon graduating from Hwa Chong Institution.
However, there is no further information available about his parents.
There is no information available about Shou Zi Chew’s siblings.
Chew is married to Vivian Kao, an American of Taiwanese descent. They met in 2008 while studying at Harvard Business School.
Shou Zi Chew and his wife Vivian Kao have two children together. However, the names and birth dates of their children are not publicly known.
As of Februarys 2024, Shou Zi Chew’s net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.
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Upon graduating from Hwa Chong Institution, Chew went on to serve National Service in which he was a commissioned officer in the Singapore Armed Forces.
In March 2023, Chew testified before the U.S. Congress regarding the legislative effort to ban TikTok in the United States.
He testified again in January 2024, during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding legislation on child internet safety.
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