HENRY C. YUEN Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Name: Henry Che-Chuen Yuen                                                                             
Born: 7 April 1948                                                                                     
Henry Che-Chuen Yuen (born 7 April 1948, in Shanghai, China) is a                                     
founder and former CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide International. Yuen's family moved came to the             
United States from China when he was 17 years old. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the         
University of Wisconsin in Madison and he has a PhD in                                                 
applied mathematics from Caltech. He worked briefly at Caltech and New York                           
University, then obtained a law degree from Loyola Law School. He and his college friend Daniel Kwoh   
founded Gemstar in 1986. Yuen and Kwoh invented the VCR Plus, offered for sale in 1990,               
to make it easier to record TV programs. He was fired from Gemstar in 2003, after the company revealed 
missing revenue and other accounting problems. He was convicted of securities                         
fraud in 2006, and ordered to pay $22 million in penalties. As of 2007, his                           
whereabouts are unknown.