Gou Tai-ming, also known as Terry Gou, (born October 8, 1950 in Banqiao Township, Taipei County) is a Taiwanese tycoon who is the founder and chairman of Foxconn. Gou’s hunger and principles are products of his upbringing. His parents were immigrants from mainland China. His father never moved from his tiny home, even when his children became the richest people in Taiwan. Gou Tai-ming Biography and Profile.