18 Facts About Barry Lam


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


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


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


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


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


Barry Lam left Kinpo and founded Quanta Computer in 1988.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.