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Refused a visa eight times, Eric Yuan is now a billionaire

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After hearing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates give a speech about the internet three decades ago, Eric Yuan decided he wanted to become part of the Silicon Valley dot-com boom.

Zoom chief Eric Yuan came up with the idea for his company after after repeatedly travelling 10 hours to see his girlfriend while they were college students.After two years of rejection, Yuan finally made it to the US and is now the major shareholder of video conference services firm Zoom Video Communications, which raised $US751 million in an initial public offering Wednesday.

Before starting Zoom in 2011, Yuan was an early employee at WebEx Communications, an online conferencing firm, and then worked at Cisco Systems Inc. after it acquired the company for $US3.2 billion in early 2007.

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That’s call persevering!

And probably employs lots of people :-)

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