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Meet the Chinese CEO Who Made $423 Million Betting on Himself

  • Charles Chao’s investment has jumped 81 percent in 10 months
  • Some see more room to unlock value after Weibo distribution
Charles Chao.

Charles Chao.

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg
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Sina Corp. Chief Executive Officer Charles Chao isn’t your typical internet company boss.

Known more for his financial acumen than strategic insight, Chao is something of an outlier in an industry that celebrates leaders with grand visions of the future. His nickname -- The Accountant -- doesn’t exactly scream cutting edge.