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Yi He

Yi He

Yi He holds a significant role at Binance, playing a crucial part in the company's operations and triumphs. Her contributions and proficiency have heavily influenced Binance's expansion and progress.Under her leadership and strategic decision-making, Binance has been able to establish itself as one of the foremost cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide. Her proficiency in the field and unwavering devotion to innovation have propelled Binance to higher echelons, rendering it a reputable and dependable platform for traders and investors.

Personal Stats 

Age: 36
Source of wealth: Entrepreneurship
Residence: Hangzhou, China
Citizenship: China
Marital status: In relationships with CZ
Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree from Zhejiang University

Biography of Yi He

Yi He, a Chinese entrepreneur and investor, co-founded Binance with Changpeng Zhao. This is the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange system. She oversees business, marketing, and branding strategies as the Chief Marketing Officer at Binance. Additionally, she is the head of Binance Labs. Yi He was born in 1986 in China and grew up in a rural area in the western province of Sichuan, where her parents worked as teachers.

Yi He Education

She attended Zhejiang University and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, earning the highest distinction. In 2003, she completed her Master of Science degree in Biochemical Engineering at the same university.

From 2003 to 2008, she studied at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering under the supervision of Professor Shaoyi Jiang. She subsequently became a postdoctoral research engineer at Corning Inc. After one year at Corning, she relocated to Seattle and pursued her research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. In 2012, she joined the staff at Zhejiang University in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Yi He's Career

Yi He's career started with her first job, advertising a new fizzy drink by giving away free samples in front of a supermarket. Subsequently, she hosted a travel program on a Chinese TV channel. Later, in 2014, she became a co-founder of OKCoin, the largest platform for exchanging cryptocurrency for fiat money in China.

Yi He formerly co-founded OKX, a cryptocurrency exchange, and served as Vice President of Yixia Technology, a prominent mobile video technology company. She also created the live broadcasting platform "Yi Zhi Bo," which was later acquired by the social networking company Weibo. She co-founded Binance with Changpeng Zhao (CZ) in 2017 and was also known as Cate (Katherine) He.

Yi He's Personal Life

Yi He and Zhao are both business partners and life partners, and they have children together. Yi He likened their connection to that of college roommates and described Zhao as her "comrade-in-arms".

Regarding curiosity and speculation about their relationship, Yi He compared it to how fans "ship" two people for a romantic relationship, either on-screen or in real life.

Yi He has a reputation for avoiding attention and rarely appears in Western media.

Yi He's Net Worth

Yi He's net worth is estimated to be over $1 billion due to her shares in Binance.

Yi He Social Media

Yi He has a Twitter account and profile on CryptoSlate


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