Victor Koo

Victor Wing Cheung Koo or Gu Yongqiang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Gǔ Yǒngqiāng) served as president before leaving to co-found video website Youku in 2006, which merged with Tudou in 2012,[2][3] creating one of China's premiere video portals.[4] Prior to the announcement of the merger, Youku was the #11 website in China, and Tudou was #14.[5]

Victor Koo
Victor Koo.jpg
Born1966 (age 53–54)
Other names
  • Victor Wing Cheung Koo
  • Gu Yongqiang
CitizenshipHong Kong[1]
Known forFounder of Youku


Koo obtained an MBA from Stanford Business School and a bachelor's from the University of California at Berkeley.[6][7]

Net worthEdit

Following the 2010 listing of Youku on the New York Stock Exchange, Koo is a billionaire.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Koo was born in Hong Kong in 1966. His father is from Guangzhou and his mother is from Tianjin. He has one sister.[9]


  1. ^ "Schedule 13G, Youku Inc". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ Hille, Kathrin (March 12, 2012). "Youku and Tudou to merge amid cost rises". Retrieved 16 Apr 2012.
  3. ^ BARBOZA, DAVID (12 March 2012). "2 Video Web Sites in China Plan a Merger". Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  4. ^ Takada, Kazunori (12 March 2012). "Youku to buy Tudou, creating China online video giant". Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  5. ^ Flannery, Russell (3 December 2012). "Land Of The Large: Youku, Tudou Merger Latest In China's Web Consolidation". Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  6. ^ Dolan, Kerry (12 August 2010). "Youku IPO Mints A New Chinese Billionaire, Victor Koo". Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Gu Yongqiang". Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  8. ^ Moore, Malcolm (14 December 2010). "Youku founder Victor Koo believes only China can help his company grow, make money and even beat piracy". Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  9. ^ (in Chinese) 古永锵 百度百科

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