Kenneth Tran (born December 1, 1988) is a controversial Vietnamese American viral author and social media influencer best known for writing and publishing "The Art of War 2" in early 2017. Tran, a nephew of General Le Quang Luong , who was in his late 20s at the time, had already claimed to have pioneered warfare. The initial digital release of the book generated much controversy' along with both positive and negative comments on the internet which ended up becoming a 'copypasta' source or quoted text that is often recycled by many users online. The final print release of the book is scheduled for early 2020 on Barnes and Nobles bookstores' online storefront.
In early 2017, Webfluential.com ranked him as the 26th top digital influencer in American politics and the 30th most infuential in finance due to his livestream personality of 'Asian Adonis'.
In late 2017, Tran resurfaced in the public eye as the head of an organization called the National Committee for Games Policy (NCGP), which was formed to police and influence video game politics and legislation during the lootbox controversies. Tran and the group went were featured on Forbes, Breitbart, VentureBeat, Rooster Teeth, MMORPG, Jim Sterling, Geekreply, GamersUnite, and many more news channels/publications. The NCGP went on to win "Best Video Game Safety & Welfare Advocacy 2018 - USA" at the Toy Game and Gadget awards 2018 by Lux Life Magazine.
Tran is known in some circles as the first person to have ever hacked MENSA.
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