Top Asian Entrepreneurs of the 2012 Inc. 500

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Byron Hsu, Founder and CEO

Xenon Project International
El Monte, Calif.

No. 79
2011 Revenue: $4.4 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,586%

Byron Hsu’s parents wanted him to get a Ph.D., but Hsu had other plans. In 2008, he founded Xenon Project, to sell remote control cars on eBay. Today Xenon Project distributes remote control and nitro-fueled toys and some other goods, like kitchenware and sports equipment. "I think for me personally, I just want to be the best I can be," says Hsu.