who is in the race to buy the Chinese app?

Elva Mankin

TikTok Before there was TikTok, there was Vine. The American-founded, short-form video app was used at the height of its popularity by more than 200 million people, letting them create seven second looping videos featuring music and comedy. A bit like TikTok.  In January 2017, however, the app met an untimely […]

Meet Zhang Yiming, the secretive Chinese billionaire behind TikTok who made over $12 billion in 2018 and called Trump’s demands to sell the app ‘unreasonable’

Elva Mankin

ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming makes his own TikToks — and requires his senior employees to as well. Visual China Group via Getty Images; Ruobing Su/Business Insider Zhang Yiming built a $16.2 billion fortune after founding ByteDance, the Chinese software developer behind TikTok. Despite being one of the wealthiest people in […]