Xianming Zhou most recently worked for the venture capital investment department of Jingsheng Mechanical and Electrical Co., Ltd. in China. He runs a nonprofit organization that provides books for low-income and migrant-worker communities in his hometown. Xianming completed his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from the University of Miami. He is from Chengdu, China. Xianming speaks Mandarin and Sichuan dialect Chinese fluently.