Kevin Chou Wiki, (Net Worth, Rally, Crypto, More)

Kevin Chou's LinkedIn page.
Courtesy of Kevin Chou’s LinkedIn profile.

 

Who Is Kevin Chou?

Kevin Chou is a Taiwanese-American entrepreneur and founder of the blockchain project Rally. Chou is involved with the esports industry as well, having served as the co-founder and CEO of several multi-million esports businesses, among them Kabam.

 

Bio And Background

Kevin Chou’s LinkedIn profile states that he graduated from the Walter A. Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

According to Chou’s profile at UC Berkeley Cal Alumni Association, he is the only child of Taiwanese immigrants. He grew up in Moorpark, a suburb of Los Angeles.

The profile further states that Chou recalls spending much of the 1980sin his parents’ dining room playing 8-bit floppy disk games on his father’s IBM XT personal computer. He would often play Microsoft Decathlon – one of the first multiplayer games – with his cousin Holly Liu (who he would later work with in business).

Chou’s LinkedIn page summarizes his career path prior to Rally as follows:

Previously, Kevin was CEO and founder of Kabam, a top developer of mobile games. Kevin led the company from business plan founding to over $400M in annual revenue serving over 500 million players. Kabam developed leading partnerships with Marvel, Star Wars, Fast & Furious, Lord of the Rings, and Hunger Games. Kabam was profitable from 2012 until the sale of the company’s studios to Netmarble, 21st Century Fox, and GAEA, which in total generated nearly $1 billion in value.

Prior to founding Kabam, Kevin was a venture capitalist at the VC firm Canaan Partners investing in consumer internet and digital media.

Chou serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of California, Berkeley, and he is Chairman at the Gen.G esports global esports organization. He co-founded Forte – an organization aiming to build “a more collaborative future in gaming by realigning the economic relationship between players and developers” – in February 2019 as well.

 

Kevin Chou’s Rally Platform

The homepage of the Rally website.
Courtesy of Rally.io.

 

Blockchain project Rally is intended to support content creators and their fan communities. The project is described as follows on its FAQ web page:

The Rally Network is an open, decentralized network that is powered by its native ERC-20 governance token, $RLY. $RLY is an Ethereum blockchain-based asset that can be sent and received in the Ethereum mainnet network.

Rally provides content creators with Creator Coins – branded cryptocurrency unique to the individual creator. When a Creator Coin is minted, a certain amount of $RLY is embedded in the Coin to attach a monetary value to it.

Creator Coins are advertised to allow content creators to establish an economy around their community and provide new opportunities for monetization.

Not only does it create an engaged community who can tip with Creator Coin and spend Creator Coin to get exclusive access to content, special access, events and merch, but it enables creators to monetize without paying high platform fees.

Active Creator communities receive Community Activity Rewards based on activity involving their Creator Coin.

When rewards are earned by a community, $RLY will be rewarded to the community. For each community that earns rewards, each participant in a community will receive a share of $RLY proportional to their holdings of that community’s coin. The creator as well as fans thus all directly benefit.

Kevin Chou Net Worth

Kevin Chou’s exact net worth is unknown, but certain figures from his business activities are available.

Chou’s profile on the Rally wiki states that his company Kabam at one point exceeded $400 million in annual revenue.

In 2017, Chou sold Kabam for a combined $1 billion, according to the UC Berkeley Cal Alumni Association. In the same year, Chou purchased Seoul Dynasty – a South Korean esports team – for $20 million.

In 2015, Chou contributed $25 million of the $60 million costs to construct Connie and Kevin Chou Hall – a six-story, 80,000-square-foot addition to Berkeley-Haas.

 

Online Presence And Publicity

Kevin Chou is present on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Chou has been featured by Fortune in “40 under 40 2014”, CNN’s “The Smartest People in Tech” in 2011, and Business Insider in 2013.

 

 

 

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