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Who is Vivian Kao? Meet TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew’s Wife

Shou Zi Chew is the CEO of the popular video-sharing app TikTok. Recently, he was grilled on Capitol Hill as US lawmakers from both parties pushed for a ban on the app TikTok.

The Singaporean businessman and entrepreneur who has been the CEO of TikTok since the year 2021 has proved that he can face the heat of the parties. In the last couple of days, the news of TikTok’s ban has been floating in the air due to concerns regarding the app.

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance which poses a risk to national security. At the moment, critics are worried about the content moderation practices of the app TikTok.

In addition to this, they are also concerned about the potential harm of the social media platform to underage users. The increasing popularity of the app has complicated the situation. The app has more than 150 million users in the United States itself. Over the last couple of years, the app has boomed rapidly and it has become a big rival to other apps in the market like Facebook and Instagram.

On the other hand, when we shed some light on the personal life of the Harvard business school graduate, he is a happily married man. Continue reading further to know more about the personal and professional life of Shou Zi Chew’s wife Vivian Kao.

Who is the wife of TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew?

And the name of TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew’s wife is Vivian Kao. The Singapore Army veteran and his ladylove Kao who works in investment crossed paths for the first time in the year 2008 while attending Harvard Business School.

Shou’s wife Vivian is of Taiwanese-American descent. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is an independent non-executive director at Sun Hung Kai & Co, an investment company headquartered in Hong Kong.

As of this moment, Vivian is based in Singapore. Apart from being an investment firm executive, she is also the CEO and principal of Tamarind Global. She also serves on the board of trustees at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

When we talk about educational qualifications of Vivian, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and Chinese studies from the school. Soon after, she completed her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Do Shou Zi Chew and his wife Vivian Kao have any kids?

The answer to the above question is a big yes. Shou Zi Chew and his wife Vivian Kao are proud parents of their two kids. In a March 2023 interview, the TikTok CEO revealed that his kids are 8 and 6 respectively. As of this moment, the names of the pair’s two kids have not been disclosed.

During the same interview, Shou went on to say that his children don’t use TikTok as he believes they are “too young for that”. He further added, “TikTok here in the US, if you are below 13, you get a very restrictive version of TikTok.”

The father of two mentioned that some countries don’t allow users under the age of 13 at all. Later on, he stated that legally there is no way he could stop the kids from having access to TikTok.

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Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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