The List of China’s Richest Men In Order from Richest to Lowest


China is a populous country with a population of more than 1.38 billion people, which means that there are many rich people in this country. But who are the wealthiest Chinese citizens? Below you’ll find a list of China’s richest men, in order from richest to lowest.

1. Wang Jianlin, $32.2 billion

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Wang Jianlin is the richest person in China and one of the wealthiest persons in the world: he currently resides in Hong Kong and has a net worth of US$32.2 billion as of April 2018. He serves as chairman of Wanda Group, which is a Chinese conglomerate with a focus on the property, entertainment, and tourism industries. In 2012, he bought AMC Theaters for US$2.6 billion.

He also owns World Triathlon Corporation, a Swiss-based triathlon sportswear manufacturer. He is currently involved in a legal battle with fellow Chinese billionaire Huang Guangyu over China Grand Auto which he owns shares of.

2. Zong Qinghou & family, $22.9 billion

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Zong Qinghou is the second richest person in China and has a net worth of US$22.9 billion as of April 2018. He is the founder and chairman of Hangzhou Wahaha Group, which is a beverage company known for its bottled water products, selling more than 10 billion bottles annually. Their best-known product is the Brown Bear brand of water. He is currently the richest person in Zhejiang province.

3. Ma Huateng, $22.2 billion

Ma Huateng is the third richest person in China and has a net worth of US$22.2 billion as of April 2018; he resides in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and serves as CEO and chairman of Tencent Holdings Limited, which is a Chinese investment holding company.

He’s good at developing business by mobile internet. The company’s best-known product is the instant messaging software QQ, which was released in 1999. It also owns WeChat, a social media platform that has more than 1 billion users.

4. Hui Ka Yan & family, $21.1 billion

Hui Ka Yan is fourth China’s richest man who has a net worth of US$21.1 billion as of April 2018. He serves as chairman of Evergrande Group, which is a Chinese developer that mainly focuses on property construction. In 2013, he bought the Spanish football club Atletico Madrid for €45 million. and he also spent around US$50 million to buy a private jet for his personal use.

5. Lei Jun, $17.8 billion

Lei Jun is the fifth richest person in China and has a net worth of US$17.8 billion as of April 2018. Lei serves as chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Inc., which is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer known for its Android-based smartphones that have been popular within domestic markets.

He also made a few investments in some companies such as JD.com, Sohu.com, etc.

6. Wang Wei, $17.7 billion

Wang Wei is sixth China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$17.7 billion as of April 2018. He is the founder and chairman of SF Express, which is one of the largest courier express delivery companies known for delivering packages across China; they control approximately 10% of the market share. He also has shares of Yintai Holdings and Sinofert Holdings.

7. Robin Li, $17 billion

Robin Li is seventh China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$17 billion as of April 2018. He serves as co-founder and CEO of Baidu, which is an internet service company serving mainly Chinese language web pages; it is often considered the Chinese equivalent of Google. In 2011, he bought a house in Canada for US$17 million.

He is great at developing business by using big data.

8. Ma Huateng, $16.5 billion

Ma Huateng is eighth China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$16.5 billion as of April 2018. He serves as CEO and chairman of Tencent Holdings Limited, which is a Chinese investment holding company with subsidiaries providing media, entertainment, payment systems, smartphones, and social network services.

He is good at leading businesses by social network service. The company’s best-known product is the instant messaging software QQ, which was released in 1999. It also owns WeChat, a social media platform that has more than 1 billion users.

9. Ma Jianrong, $16 billion

Ma Jianrong is ninth China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$16 billion as of April 2018. He serves as Chairman of Shenzhou International Group, which operates in the real estate industry; they are often considered to be one of China’s biggest developers. The company operates in 35 different cities and owns approximately 30 million square meters of land.

He is good at developing business in the real estate industry.

10. Yang Huiyan & family $15.5 billion

Yang Huiyan is tenth China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$15.5 billion as of April 2018. She is the richest woman in Asia and second-richest in the world; she is also one of few self-made female billionaires. Yang serves as vice chairman and heiress to property developer Country Garden Holdings Co., which is a Chinese developer, which was originally founded by her father, Yeung Kwok Keung.

11. Liu Yongxing, $13.2 billion

Liu Yongxing is eleventh China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$13.2 billion as of April 2018. He is the founder of Evergreen Group, which is a conglomerate company that focuses on the production and sales of paper products. His company is the biggest supplier of pulp and paper in China. In 2013, he spent US$13.2 million to buy a villa in Hong Kong.

12. Zhou Jianping & family, $13 billion

Zhou Jianping is the 12th richest man in China with a net worth of US$13 billion as of April 2018. He serves as president of Tiens Group, which is a direct selling company that sells various health products. The company is based in Tianjin China with locations all over the world.

Lui Jianping founded Tiens Group Company Limited (TGC) in 1996; it was originally a bicycle and spare parts sales business, but the company has since evolved and expanded to selling health products and supplements.

13. Zhang Zhirong & family, $12.8 billion

Zhang Zhirong is the 13th richest person in China with a net worth of US$12.8 billion as of April 2018. He serves as chairman and CEO of the marine transportation company, Zhejiang West Industries Group Holdings Ltd., which is a holding company of several subsidiaries: shipbuilding and ship repair; coal transport and logistics; property and storage.

14. Yang Huiyan & family $12.8 billion

Yang Huiyan is the 14th China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$12.8 billion as of April 2018. She is the richest woman in Asia and second-richest in the world; she is also one of few self-made female billionaires. Yang serves as vice chairman and heiress to property developer Country Garden Holdings Co., which is a Chinese developer, which was originally founded by her father, Yeung Kwok Keung.

15. Hui Lin Chit & family $12.3 billion

Hui Lin Chit is the 15th richest man in China with a net worth of US$12.3 billion as of April 2018. He serves as vice-chairman of real estate developer Shimao Property Holdings Ltd., which is a Chinese developer.

16. Liang Guangwei & family $12.3 billion

Liang Guangwei is 16th of China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$12.3 billion as of April 2018. He serves as chairman and CEO of East Hope Group, which is a Chinese company that manufactures aluminum extrusion products.

17. Liang Wengen & family, $12 billion

Liang Wengen is 17th of China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$12 billion as of April 2018. He serves as chairman and CEO of Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd, which is a Chinese manufacturer of construction and engineering equipment. Sany Group has 70 subsidiaries across China and in more than 20 countries.

18. Zhang Zhirong & family, $11 billion

Zhang Zhirong is the 18th to China’s richest man and has a net worth of US$11 billion as of April 2018. He serves as chairman and CEO of the marine transportation company, Zhejiang West Industries Group Holdings Ltd., which is a holding company of several subsidiaries: shipbuilding and ship repair; coal transport and logistics; property and storage.

19. Lu Zhiqiang & family, $10 billion

Lu Zhiqiang is the 19th richest person in China with a net worth of US$10 billion as of April 2018. He serves as chairman and CEO of a property developer, Oceanwide Holdings Co., Ltd., which has operations in the domestic real estate market, globally.

20. Zhong Shanshan & family, $9.2 billion

Zhong Shanshan is the 20th richest person in China with a net worth of US$9.2 billion as of April 2018. She serves as vice-chairman and heiress to property developer Shimao Property Holdings Ltd., which is a Chinese developer, which was originally founded by her father, Yeung Kwok Keung.

The list of China’s richest men, in order from richest to lowest, is a fascinating glimpse into the lives and net worths of some of the wealthiest people in Asia. From self-made female billionaires like Yang Huiyan to heiresses Kitty Li and Liang Wengen, these individuals are part of an elite club with exclusive access to wealth that most people only dream about. The next time you’re feeling down about your own financial situation or income level, remember this list–it may just inspire you to take action towards achieving something greater than what you’ve already accomplished so far!

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