An article titled “China’s Super-wealthy See Fortunes Fall” revealed one of the multi-billionaires affected by the economy crisis is the founder of Netease. The article reveals that Netease signed a three-year contract with Blizzard Entertainment to distribute Starcraft 2 and Battle.net in Mainland China.
Among them is 37-year-old Internet entrepreneur William Ding Lei, once China’s richest man, who was among 10 billionaires who returned to the list after dropping off in past years.
Lei’s online gaming company Netease saw its profits rise 40% in the second quarter and his flagship game ‘Fantasy Westward Journey’ is one of China’s top 10 downloads.
He signed a three-year contract with US game developer Blizzard Entertainment to distribute ‘StarCraft 2’ and ‘Battle.net’ on the mainland.
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