Jensen Huang: Nvidia boss christened the Taylor Swift of tech

Jensen Huang: Nvidia boss christened the Taylor Swift of tech

Annabelle Liang,Business reporter

Reuters Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang poses for a selfie with members of the media at COMPUTEX forum in Taipei.Reuters

These times, wherever Jensen Huang goes, adoring masses chant his title and struggle for photographs and memorabilia.

The deputy executive of Nvidia has nothing but stone star status, and it was clearly evident during a visit to Taiwan this year. He posed in numerous photos and even had his name written on a person’s bottom, just below her cleavage. It was true” Jensanity” as locals put it.

His contemporaries are familiar with the kind of lover ferocity that Mr. Huang you stoke. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, described him as “like Taylor Swift, but for technology.”

The 61-year-old with gray hair and bespectacled figure wears the piece. The dark leather coat is his distinctive style.

Mr. Huang is at the forefront of a technological boom because Nvidia is the world’s leading manufacturer of artificial intelligence ( AI ) chips.

Earlier this week, Nvidia’s market value surged past $3tn (£2.3tn). With that, the firm overtook Apple as the second most valuable company in the world on Wednesday, before pulling back on Thursday.

Nvidia stock increased by more than 200 % over the past year.

” He is actually being treated like a stone star”, says systems analyst Bob O’Donnell.

” Nvidia’s last major event in San Jose was in a facility. It was crowded and long lines of people could n’t enter. It was like a stone concert”, Mr O’Donnell said.

” This day, he spoke in a sports facility in Taiwan. I made fun of the fact that he was touring in his area.

Getty Images Jensen Huang, co-founder and CEO of Nvidia, speaks during a news conference in Taiwan.Getty Images

Nvidia, which is headquartered in California, was actually known for making the type of cards that process design, specifically for computer game.

Mr. Huang co-founded the business in 1993. The business later switched to AI, which it now dominates.

Involvement in AI peaked after the 2022 launch of ChatGPT, which was made possible by Nvidia cards.

The chatbot was trained using 10, 000 of Nvidia’s graphics processing units ( GPUs ), clustered together in a supercomputer.

This success helped propel Nvidia to the elite club of US companies worth at least $1tn last May, joining the likes of Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft.

Although Microsoft is still the world’s most valuable listed business, Nvidia is not far behind.

The success of Nvidia’s most superior AI chips has boosted Taiwan’s chipmaking large TSMC, which is the only production partner for TSMC in Asia. On Thursday, TSMC stock hit a record deep on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

A’ relaxed, friendly power ‘

Mr. Huang attributes his passion of leather vests to his wife and daughter. He has been wearing the traditional apparel for more than 20 years, according to a Nvidia spokesperson.

His most recent purchase, a Tom Ford biker jacket with embossing, cost almost$ 9,000.

Even during performances in exotic nations like Singapore, he managed to keep it up.

According to fashion designer Sera Murphy, “leather coats may indicate an advantage: a commitment to break rules, do things differently, and challenge the status quo.”

” Jensen’s unique design gives him a relaxed, friendly energy”, she adds.

Executives of systems have a distinctive style.

Apple inc- founder Steve Jobs about generally wore the same outfit – a dark St. Croix belittle turtleneck sweater, orange Levi’s 501 jeans, and New Balance 991 trainers.

Mr. Zuckerberg is renowned for wearing unadorned t-shirts and scarves from high-end style houses. Last March, he posted a picture of himself and Mr Huang swapping coats.

Mark Zuckerberg Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang.Mark Zuckerberg

According to Ms. Murphy, “uniform outfitting” does aid business owners in fostering a sense of stability in their workplaces.

” Citizens need consistency from officials. Dressing in a dress makes things formulaic in a business that is dangerous and unpredictable”, she added.

Mr. O’Donnell anticipates that Mr. Huang will continue to participate in international competitions.

” At technology events, all wants Jensen on stage and he’s happy to join. What he has done makes him appear anywhere. According to Mr. O’Donnell, he has positioned himself as the face of conceptual AI.

” The issue is the business does not like conglomerates. He continued,” NVidia has a sizable market share, but AMD and Intel are starting to overtake them.”

Jensen sees an opportunity to expand with Nvidia. He’s certainly enjoying the time. In Taiwan, he’s even the local child done good. That is something that people you support in turn.”