Tencent has become the first Asian company to be valued at more than $500bn after shares hit a record high yesterday.
The Chinese Internet giant’s shares closed at HK$420 per share on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday (21 November), boosting Tencent’s market value to $510.7bn.
The valuation sees Tencent join Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, which have all passed the $500bn valuation mark.
Tencent’s Chinese rival Alibaba is currently Asia’s second-highest valued company at $474bn, according to reports.
The move follows Tencent’s third-quarter results announcement, which saw the company post a 61% increase in revenues of $9.83bn.
Tencent’s strong growth has been driven by its mobile and PC gaming business as well as digital content including Tencent Videos.