He is 40 years old, often swaps his impeccably ironed suits for sweatshirts, and displays a broad smile tinged with assurance.
If he did not conquer the Washington Congress, before which he was summoned on Thursday March 23 to discuss a possible takeover of TikTok by an American group, or its outright ban in the United States, Shou Zi Chew, the CEO of the platform, nevertheless attracted many Internet users.
Can we talk about how hard he is working for us to prevent the ban#ceo #tiktok #tiktokban #fuckcongress #congress #pedropascal #pedropascaledit #work #werk #foryou #fyp #foryoupage #ShouChew #king #popoff @tiktok @tiktokglobal @ tiktoktrends
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He even saw his intervention described as a “disaster” by analyst Dan Ives.
Still, Shou Zi Chew has been able to count on the support of TikTok followers, who have lambasted US lawmakers for their intransigence.
They underlined in passing the charisma of the CEO born in Singapore, a craftsman father and an accountant mother.
All this, with a lot of enamored montages.
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"If TikTok is so bad, why is it so beautiful?"
"Can we highlight the fact that he is working so hard to prevent the banning of TikTok?" Praised @senorasunshine, in the caption of a video of the businessman, in which he appears alternately relaxed, accessible and smiling, or in costume, looking absorbed, during his audition.
The sequence, embellished with a shower of hearts, recorded 1.6 million views and 297,000 “likes” on the platform.
AND HE GOT THAT CEO MONEYYYY #greenscreenvideo #tiktokban #congress #shouchew #tiktok #fyp
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In another TikTok, signed @neemasdilemma and viewed more than 3.1 million times, the Internet user takes up several videos posted by Shou Zi Chew on his own account, which has 565,000 subscribers.
“If TikTok is so bad, why is it so beautiful?”, can we read in the caption of the post.
this app is single-handedly keeping the global economy from tanking so help me understand the problem.
#capcut #tiktokcongressionalhearing #tiktokceo️
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When the influencer @inmyseams revealed the images of her enthusiastic meeting with the CEO, on Wednesday March 22, @jesicaelise published, the next day, a montage dedicated to the latter, embellished with a musical theme used in videos of fans who fantasize on their idol.
A sequence that collected 398,000 “likes”.
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Former intern at Facebook
And if Shou Zi Chew, at the head of a fortune of 200 million dollars (184 million euros), sometimes seems to adopt the style of Mark Zuckerberg, it is perhaps quite simply because there was a time intern at Facebook, when the company was still a start-up.
Holder of a degree in economics and a master's degree in management from Harvard University - he met his wife Vivian Kao there in 2008, with whom he had two children - the CEO, who lived in London, Hong Kong and Beijing, has gradually risen through the ranks.
He worked for the Xiaomi phone brand, before joining ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok.
A platform of which he was appointed CEO in May 2021.
Despite the accusations aimed at the big pundits of the application, suspected of maintaining close ties with the Chinese Communist Party and of violating the privacy of its users, it is clear: Shou Zi Chew is surfing on a real wave of popularity.
To the point that some compare him to Pedro Pascal, hero of the series
The Last of Us
adored by his fans and who also inspired a number of laudatory montages.
It remains to be seen whether this enthusiasm will allow Shou Zi Chew to avoid a ban that would deprive TikTok of 150 million American users each month.