The following is the full text of Lei Jun's open letter
Fortune magazine has just published the latest list of the top 500 companies in the world. Millet is on the list! We rank 468 in the world and are one of the seven companies in the "Internet Services and Retail" category. And it has become the youngest ever Fortune 500 company in the world (in addition to the merged companies), only nine years since the start-up, which is a great achievement!
We have created a series of business miracles, the world's top 500, is the best summary. When the tide of mobile Internet industry surges, we represent the advanced business model and product thinking, provide more than expected user value, adhere to the "touching, affordable" good products is the cornerstone of all our achievements.
The company is listed as one of the top 500 companies in the world, plus the opening of the new Beijing Headquarters Park, which brings double happiness. We sincerely thank all the friends who believe in millet, support millet, help millet and urge millet.
First of all, I want to thank our hundreds of millions of users and rice noodles all over the world for their constant trust and incentive; thank our partners, without their long-term strong support, millet can never be transformed from a small company with only 13 people into a global top 500 enterprise; thank our investors, they have given me. Our precious tolerance, patience and encouragement. Even thanks to our peers and competitors, they are millet growth of the best grindstone, is the most powerful spur.
Finally, I would like to thank every millet classmate who keeps struggling and the family who supports him behind his back. The top 500 in the world are the achievements we have made together in the past nine years. We have prepared a "special souvenir" for all our working colleagues and partners of the core outsourcing service team, totalling 20538 people.
We will give each millet classmate 1000 shares of millet group stock, of which 500 shares are to commemorate each of us the achievements of the Global Top 500. The other 500 shares are souvenirs for each colleague and partner's family. Thank you for your support!
Because of so many thanks, we can't stop but move on. The top 500 companies in the world consider the scale of revenue. We seem to have become a big company at present, but it does not mean that we are really strong, nor does it mean that we are great. Starting nine years ago, we have proved that millet model can be established and win a place on the top stage of the global business community. But we did not create it for such success. Next, we must continue to move towards greatness.
As the youngest company in the world's top 500 companies, we have stepped onto the top stage of global business. Youth is the most different place for us. As long as we keep a young "young heart", we will have infinite enthusiasm, infinite possibilities and fearless beliefs, from past success to great vision. Crossing the sea, showing the heroic nature, students, embrace our dreams, remember our mission, crush all obstacles, towards the ideal direction, millet will eventually become a great company!