Barry Lam

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Barry LamName: Barry Lam

Born: 1949 in Shanghai, China

Computer-related contributions

  • Founder and Chairman of Quanta Computer, the worlds leading laptop producer.
  • 296th richest person in the world and 5th richest in Taiwan with a net worth of US$4.2 billion (2012).
  • Founded Kinpo, a manufacturer of handheld calculators (1973).

Honors and awards

  • Honorary Doctorate, National Tsing Hua University (2012).
  • Second Class Bright Star Medal' Taiwan Government (2006).
  • Ranked 15th in the world's most admired computer companies by Fortune Magazine (2007).
  • Quanta recognized as one of the Fortune Global 500 Companies by Fortune Magazine (2006).
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst and Young (2005).
  • One of '25 Managers of the Year', Business Week Magazine (2002).