17 Facts About Barry Lam

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Barry Lam is a Taiwanese billionaire businessman, and the founder and chairman of Quanta Computer.

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Barry Lam is a patron of the arts and a philanthropist in the area of culture and education.

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Barry Lam was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong.

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Barry Lam's father was an accountant for the Hong Kong Club.

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5.

Barry Lam studied engineering in Taiwan, graduating from National Taiwan University with bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering.

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6.

Barry Lam decided that Quanta would be the original design manufacturer for the OLPC XO-1 by the One Laptop per Child project.

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Barry Lam is one of the foremost patron of the arts in Taiwan.

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8.

Barry Lam has a personal collection of more than 1,000 works of art and in particular, he collects Chinese paintings and calligraphy.

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9.

Barry Lam is a sponsor of the Zhang Daqian Museum, which is housed in the artist's former home.

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10.

Barry Lam has incorporated a Museum of Art and Technology in the headquarters of Quanta in Taiwan, and he displays his personal art collection there.

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11.

Barry Lam is chairman of the Advisory Committee of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, one of the leading museums worldwide.

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Barry Lam is chairman of the Contemporary Art Foundation which manages the MoCA Taipei.

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13.

Barry Lam is director of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater group, a Taiwanese modern dance group, which has performed in the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and toured Europe extensively.

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14.

Barry Lam is founder and chairman of the Quanta Cultural and Educational foundation, which promotes culture, art and education in Taiwan.

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15.

In November 2002, Barry Lam announced that he would fund a new College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at his alma mater National Taiwan University.

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Barry Lam is chairman of the Dwen An Social Welfare Foundation, a charitable organisation funded by leading business people in Taiwan.

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Barry Lam is a board director of the China Exploration and Research Society, a Hong Kong-based group dedicated to understanding the natural wonders of China.

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