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Type of site
Media and Entertainment
Available inEnglish
FoundedAugust 2013; 8 years ago (2013-08)
Newport Beach, California
Founder(s)Benny Luo
Alexa rankIncrease 5,745 (May 2018)[1]
Current statusActive

NextShark is an American digital media and entertainment company whose content is focused mainly on Asian American[2][3][4] and Asian News.[5][6] The brand produces editorial and video content, live events, and social media content about topics such as business, culture, entertainment[7], lifestyle, and politics.[8]


NextShark was founded by Benny Luo in 2013 after he sold NewMediaRockstars. The company initially started as a Entrepreneur-focused publication, but pivoted after noticing uptick in Asian-centric content.[9][10] The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.[11] They receive over 3 million readers a month making them the largest online publication targeting Asian Americans.[12][13][14][15]

In October 2014, Leung Chai-yan, daughter of former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun yin, threatened to sue NextShark for libel following unflattering reports about comments she posted on her Facebook page.[16]


  1. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  2. Horwitz, Josh. "Tinder has pulled a video clip that some Asian men say makes them appear undateable". Quartz. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  3. "Whole Foods slammed over Yellow Fever restaurant". Los Angeles Times. 2018-04-28. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  4. Horton, Alex (2018-04-29). "Whole Foods is slammed over Yellow Fever restaurant. The owner says it's not racist". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  5. "How Hampton Creek Sold Silicon Valley on a Fake-Mayo Miracle". Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  6. "NextShark | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  7. Truffaut-Wong, Olivia. "Why The Asian Character In 'Get Out' Matters". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  8. "NextShark | HuffPost". Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  9. chinaqw. "美国华裔建针对亚裔信息网站 入选福布斯媒体新秀-中国侨网". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  10. "The Jay Kim Show: How Nextshark Media's Benny Luo grew from online poker to media CEO". e27. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  11. "About us". Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  12. "UCI alumnus named to Forbes 30 under 30 list | School of Social Sciences | UCI Social Sciences". Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  13. Berg, Madeline. "30 Under 30 Media 2018: Meet The Young People Driving And Defining Content". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  14. "Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem". Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  15. "Challenging Asian American Misrepresentation in Entertainment". Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  16. "Leung Chai-yan, Hong Kong Leader's Daughter, Threatens Legal Action Against Media Over Facebook Posts". International Business Times. 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2018-06-01.

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