Cher Wang, The Smartphone Mogul

Cher Wang is an entrepreneur from Taiwan who has an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion. She is the chairperson and co-founder of HTC Corporation and VIA Technologies, the chipset maker. HTC is a known name across the world and in the US it manufactures 1 out of every 6 smartphones that are sold in that country.

She is regarded as one of the most powerful women in technology and her father, Wang Yung-Ching, was one of the wealthiest individuals in Taiwan before he died in 2008. 

HTC is the largest smartphone and tablet maker in Taiwan and is chaired by Cher Wang. It started off by manufacturing devices that operated on Windows Mobile OS but from 2009 it focused mainly on Android OS.

The company has huge sales across the world but it does face competition from Samsung & Apple. Cher Wang is referred to as ‘Pride of Taiwan’ for single-handedly moving the company upwards. 

Cher is a graduate from University of California, BC and she joined First International Computer in 1982. She founded VIA & HTC in 1987 and 1997 respectively.

She also has a golden heart as she is actively involved with a lot of philanthropic organizations. In 2011 she donated $28.1 million to a charitable college in China. She is married to Wen Chi Chen who is the CEO of VIA Technologies. They have 2 children.

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