The Chairman Of Razer – Min-Liang Tan

The chairman of Razer Inc, Min-Liang Tan is a living legend in the gaming industry. He has been credited with building one of the most successful brands to ever be seen in the gaming world and he did it all without spending a dime on marketing.

While at university, Min-Liang was able to get his start by making 10 prototypes for $10 each. His first break came when he got an order from Singapore’s distributor for 500 units and then another order from Japan that totaled 1,000 units. This would go on to create a company that now has over 130 employees and generates more than $1 billion annually!

The Razer CEO was very fortunate enough to have parents who were extremely supportive of his dreams. His mother, a retired teacher by the name of Mama Chen, mortgaged her house in order to come up with the cash that would be used to create Razer.

Now, he holds a spot on Razer’s board and Tan is one of the most influential people in the company. Min-Liang credits his father as being a major source of inspiration for him and was quoted saying, “My dad is an entrepreneur at heart—he’s done many start-ups before. He taught me that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.”

Min-Liang Tan had early aspirations of being a musician. As early as 8 years old, he was already experimenting with creating music on his computer. He borrowed the family piano and began developing melodies at an extremely young age which you could tell by the fact that many Razer Inc products now come equipped with their own MIDI keyboard.

Razer began selling its first product in 2005 by targeting the hardcore gaming community. It was called the Boomslang and it set out to provide gamers with a high-quality mouse that offered superior precision when in use. The product would go on to become one of Razer’s most popular products sold but also resulted in their being sued by Logitech. Refer to this article for related information.


Find more information about Tan on



Related Posts