Su Hua (Chinese: 宿一华, born 1982 in Hunan Province) is a Chinese billionaire internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the video platform Kuaishou, which is known outside of China under the name Kwai. In April 2021, Forbes estimated his personal wealth at $17 billion.[1]

Su Hua
Hunan, China
Alma materTsinghua University
Known forChairman of the board of Kuaishou

Early lifeEdit

Su comes from a simple family from a village in the west of Hunan Province, which only received electricity in 1998. He learned to code on a children's learning program age 12.[2] He is a graduate of Tsinghua University.[1]


He worked as a software developer first for Google in the United States and later for Baidu.[3] In 2011, together with Cheng Yixiao, he founded the mobile app Kuaishou, which was initially intended for sharing GIF images. Kuaishou later became an app for short videos and live streaming. Tencent was one of the early investors.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Su Hua". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  2. ^ "How Kuaishou's Su Hua took on TikTok to make US$19 billion". South China Morning Post. 2021-03-12. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  3. ^ "Su Hua | 2020 40 under 40 in Tech". Fortune. Retrieved 2020-12-28.