The man behind the world's largest phone empire (the story of BBK)

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Shared May 22, 2021

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OPPO, Vivo, OnePlus, Realme and IQOO form the BBK group, and they have collectively just become the largest phone maker in the world. In this video we explore their history, their strategy and their mysterious founder, Duan Yongping. The Story Behind - ep. 76

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