Category Archives: Wahaha

Most of China rich did not get a degree – Rupert Hoogewerf

If Bill Gates is a standard, getting an education degree is no measurement for later wealth. The Hurun China Rich list discovered that half of its listed 2,000 rich did not finish with a degree, says chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf in Global Times. Partly that is caused by the chaotic times during the Cultural Revolution.

Innovation experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

Innovation and China seemed have been at odds for a long time. But the country known for its copy-cats has made huge strides forward, and innovation has become a key feature in the country┬┤s development. Not surprising, also speakers at the China Speakers Bureau reflect that important development.

Beijing has more billionaires than New York – Rupert Hoogewerf

Beijing is now having more (US$) billionaires than New York, says Hurun rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in his latest report, according to AP, despite the fierce drop in stock prices of the last six months. “People will look at China the same way that people looked at Stanford or Silicon Valley in the 1990s.”

8 Chinese innovations that might disrupt your industry in the year of the ape

Looking back at the demand from our clients at the China Speakers Bureau over the past few years, we see a distinct development into the future, into the year of the ape.

7 China trends for 2015

We hope your year 2015 starts with a blast, just like ours. China is changing in rapid pace, and we hope to be also your 2015 match maker if you are looking for experts on the fast moving realities in China.

What do we expect in 2015?

US green cards losing their attraction – Wei Gu

Wahaha tycoon Zong Qinghou was a high profile US passport holder who backed out of his US citizenship. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu explains that the liability of a green cards is growing, as rich Chinese discover they have to pay taxes of all their income. What are the alternatives?

The challenge for chairman Zong and Wahaha – Paul French

Chairman Zong Qinghao is not only the richest man in China, according to the latest Forbes China rich list, but has been a successful leader to his Wahaha, China beverage giant. Forbes asks retail analyst Paul French why.

The rising wealth of China’s law makers – Rupert Hoogewerf

The 70 richest members of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislative body, collected more wealth than their US brethren, discovered Rupert Hoogewerf, founder and managing director of Hurun, a Shanghai research body focusing on China’s rich, according to Bloomberg.

Construction boosts China’s richest – Rupert Hoogewerf

Liang Wengen, a former weapon producers, tops China’s rich list thanks to his construction firm, boosted by the country’s building spree, said Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun China Rich list to AP. Liang pushed drinks-maker Wahaha-owner Zong Qinghou to the second place.

Retail galores among billionaires – Rupert Hoogewerf

Retail galores via Wikipedia Real estate might be dominating much of the economic debate in China, retail seems increasingly a good way to become a billionaire as consumption grows, shows…