Based in Shenzhen, DJI Innovations is a Chinese company that produces commercial and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, for aerial photography and videography. DJI also design and manufacture camera gimbals, flight platforms, cameras, propulsion systems, camera stabilizers, and flight control systems. It was founded by Frank Wang in 2006. In 2017, DJI won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its camera drone technology, which was recognized for excellence in engineering creativity, providing directors and cinematographers an affordable and accessible platform to create low-altitude aerial images, opening up creative possibilities and facilitating the distinct looks of some TV shows. DJI has regional offices across the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Wang Tao (born 1980), also known as Frank Wang, is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur who is the founder (2006) and CEO of DJI, the world's largest consumer drone company, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. DJI manufactures unmanned and autonomous aerial vehicles, flight controllers, Zenmuse aerial gimbals, Ronin ground gimbals, cameras and FPV Goggles. Wang was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He studied at East China Normal University in Shanghai and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). In 2005, HKUST granted him HK$18,000 (US$2,300) to conduct research and develop a drone, and Wang founded DJI in 2006 from his dorm room. DJI is now the world's largest consumer drone company, and Wang became Asia's youngest tech billionaire in 2017.