Forrest Li Xiaodong (born 1977 or 1978), better known simply as Forrest Li, is a Chinese-born Singaporean entrepreneur and business magnate. He is the founder of Garena and Shopee, which are both under Sea Limited.[2]

Forrest Li
Born1977/1978 (age 43–44)[1]
Tianjin, China
EducationShanghai Jiaotong University
Stanford University
Known forFounder of Sea Limited
Owner of Lion City Sailors FC


Born in Tianjin, China, Li immigrated to Singapore shortly after earning a degree in engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.[1]

In March 2019, after the share price of his consumer internet company Sea Ltd increased by 45%, Li's net worth increased to more than $1 billion.[3]

Li is a football fan.[4] He is the chairman of the Lion City Sailors, a Singapore Premier League football club that was acquired by Sea in 2020.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Li is married and lives in Singapore.[1] Li appeared on the August 2020 cover of Forbes Asia, the Asia edition of Forbes magazine.[7] According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Li's net worth was estimated at US$19.8 billion as of August 2021, making him the richest person in Singapore.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: Forrest Li". Forbes. Archived from the original on 6 March 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Commentary: The incredible rise of Forrest Li, modest founder of Singapore's most valuable listed company". CNA. Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  3. ^ "Billionaires 2019". Forbes. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ Kang, John. "Forrest Li's Sea Ltd Surges As Pandemic Drives Digitalization Across ASEAN". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  5. ^ Mohan, Matthew. "Football: Singapore tech firm Sea takes ownership of Home United; club changes name to Lion City Sailors FC". CNA. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  6. ^ "Forrest Li : "Singapore's Steve Jobs" shoots for the stars". MoneyWeek. Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  7. ^ Kang, John. "Forrest Li's Sea Ltd Surges As Pandemic Drives Digitalization Across ASEAN". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  8. ^ "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Forrest Li". Bloomberg. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)