Ma Huateng (Chinese: 马化腾; pinyin: Mǎ Huàténg, born October 29, 1971), also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese internet entrepreneur. He is the founder, president, chief executive officer and executive board member of Tencent Inc., one of the largest Internet companies in China. The company controls China’s biggest mobile instant messaging service and its subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, internet and mobile phone value-added services. In 2007 and 2014 Time magazine called him one of the world's most influential people. As of March 2016 he is the 39th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$19.4 billion, according to the Forbes Global Rich List.