Real Estate Entrepreneurs Become the Richest Women in China

Bamz Ola
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A number of popular names adorn the list of the richest people in China reported by Forbes last week. Starting from Jack Ma the founder of Alibaba, Ma Huateng from Tencent Holdings or Hui Ka Yan, the boss of the Shenzhen group.

Of the top 10 lists ranked sixth, there are women who are the only ones breaking through the dominance of male billionaires.

The woman was named Yang Huiyan, a 37-year-old real estate businessman at Country Garden Holdings. Who owns 57 percent of the company’s shares from his father in 2007. Father Yang himself namely Yeung Kwok Kweung was once the richest person in mainland China in 2007 by Forbes.

In the Forbes report, said Yang’s wealth reached 17.1 billion US dollars, equivalent to Rp. 259.9 trillion (exchange rate of Rp. 15,200 per US dollar). However, this amount of wealth in 2018 fell by around 3 billion US dollars compared to the previous year.

Last year Yang was ranked sixth in this list with wealth reaching 20.7 billion US dollars.

Not only the property sector that has become his power, Yang is also the leader of Bright Scholar Education Holdings, a company that focuses on education where she successfully listed his name on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007.

This woman was educated at Ohio State University and was listed as one of the young billionaires under the age of 40 in 2007 when she was 25 years old. Since then, his name has often risen on the list of rich people in China.

By entering this list, make Yang Huiyan the richest woman in the Bamboo Curtain country version of Forbes 2018. Previously, according to the Hurun Richest Woman in China 2018 released in mid-September it also confirmed Yang as China’s richest woman for 6 years in a row.

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