An arrest, a debutante ball, and 3 marriages: Inside the insane lives of the super rich Huawei dynasty

  • Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested on December 1 in Canada over fears the company violated US sanctions against Iran.
  • Meng is the daughter of Huawei’s ultra-wealthy CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei.
  • Ren and his three children are Chinese royalty, given Huawei is China’s most successful tech firm and is bigger in smartphones than Apple.
  • While Meng and her brother Meng Ping work at Huawei and keep their heads down, their half-sister Annabel Yao is a social media-loving socialite who loves ballet and recently appeared at a high-fashion debutante ball in Paris.

The high-profile arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, has thrust the Chinese mobile and telecommunications firm into the Western spotlight.

Most people know Huawei in the US and Europe for its well-produced line of smartphones that firmly compete with Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s flagships, and Google’s Pixel line.

Now US authorities are scrutinizing the Chinese company, and Meng in particular, for potentially violating its trade sanctions against Iran.

Meng isn’t just Huawei’s CFO, she’s Chinese royalty. Her father, Ren Zhengfei, is the founder and CEO of Huawei and keeps an ultra-low profile despite his reputed massive wealth of $3.2 billion.

 According to reports,  Ren has been married three times, and produced a brood of sons of daughters, not all of whom are quite so media-shy.

Here’s his youngest daughter, Annabel Yao, appearing at a debutante’s ball in Paris in November 2018:

Here’s a window into the lives of these crazy rich Asians: 

Source: Business Insider

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