Lu Li

  • Columbia College, B.A., 1996
  • Columbia, J.D., 1996
  • Columbia, M.B.A., 1996

Lu Li is the founder and Chairman of Himalaya Capital, a multi-billion-dollar investment firm that primarily focuses on long-term investment opportunities in Asia and the U.S.  He has been running the firm's principle fund continuously since its inception on January 1, 1998.

Lu Li was born and raised in China. He attended Columbia University, where he received three degrees simultaneously: B.A/J.D./M.B.A. from Columbia College, Law School and  Business School.

Lu Li currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University and a member of the Board of Trustees of California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In January 2020, Li Lu co-founded and serves as the Chairman of the Guardians of the Angeles Charitable Foundation to combat the global COVID-19 crisis.

Lu Li was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.

He is featured in the Family of Voices, a part of the ongoing twenty-year Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. He is the author of "Moving The Mountain--My Life in China" and "Civilization, Modernization, Value Investing, and China" (in Chinese 2020).