Top 10 East Asian Entrepreneurs
Lee Chen, CEO
San Jose, Calif.
2010 Revenue: $55.1 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,786%
Lee Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and lived there until he moved to San Jose, Calif. in 1980. "My parents flew to Taiwan after China’s Nationalist government lost the civil war to the Communists. I grew up in a family of six children and several times a month, we did not have enough food to eat for dinner," he says. "My father values education and he put all of us through college by sheer force of will." That same drive has seen Chen through two successful start-ups and now his current computer hardware company A10 Networks.