Who Is Shou Chew? Shou Zi Chew, the CEO of TikTok, is testifying before Congress about why the app shouldn’t be prohibited in the United States due to national security concerns, but the 40-year-old Singaporean native has a different opinion at home because he forbids his children from using TikTok.
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Who Is Shou Chew wife?
Chew met his Taiwanese-American wife, Vivian Kao, at Harvard. Later, the two got married, and they now have two kids. According to The Guardian, Chew doesn’t let his kids use TikTok because he thinks they’re too young for the social media app.
On Thursday, when questioned by Congresswoman Nanette Barragán on why he “won’t let his eight-year-old child on TikTok,” Chew replied: “I have seen these news articles. Let me address that. My kids live in Singapore and in Singapore, we do not have the under-13 experience. If they lived here in the United States, I would let them use the under-13 experience.”
Chew testifies before Congress on Thursday and responds to inquiries. Due to its Chinese roots, TikTok has long been under scrutiny from both political parties. Legislators have long expressed concern that the app poses a national security risk, claiming that it may give the Chinese Communist Party access to more false information and potentially give them information on millions of Americans, including their whereabouts.
Chew, a relatively new name in the social media sector with a strong business background and connections to Harvard and Facebook claimed in his written testimony that TikTok would never provide data to the CCP if requested. He cited the importance of data protection, especially for children, in the context of his own family life.
“We take minor safety extremely seriously,” Chew said during a televised interview with The New York Times in November. “One of the first things I did when I took on this role was to make sure that minor safety was at the top of the list.”
Shou Chew net worth
Chew will reportedly have a net worth of $200 million in 2022, according to the celebrity news website The New York Banner. The figure stands in stark contrast to other tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and CEO of Meta Platforms, who is rumored to have a net worth of more than $70 billion. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla who acquired Twitter in 2022 and later took over as its CEO, is worth $184 billion.