Terry Gou GOU

Terry Gou

Gou, 64, founded his company — known by its trade name Foxconn — in 1974 with US$7,500, making plastic knobs for television sets and connectors for computer parts. The ambitious businessman turned it into the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of electronics and key assembler of Apple iPhones. Besides plans to invest billions in Indonesia and India, Gou is looking into software development and telecommunications services, and collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University to develop robotics.