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Missing China mogul returns with US$1b for brain research

Chen Tianqiao tells why he gave up his life's work years ago and ceded the market to Alibaba and Tencent

Mr Chen and his wife Chrissy Luo live in Singapore. Out of the US$1 billion set aside for brain research, the couple have given US$115 million to the California Institute of Technology to establish the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience.


A DOZEN years ago, the largest Internet company in China wasn't Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment. Its founder was a young man named Chen Tianqiao, who had become a billionaire at 30. Mr Chen was more...

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