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Revenue art auctions dropped 50% – Rupert Hoogewerf

Sales of living Chinese artists at auctions dropped with almost half in 2015, reports the Hurun Art List 2016 this week. Causes: a slowing economy and the anti-corruption drive, tells Hurun chairman Rupert Hoogewerf to AFP.

Hurun rich list : striving for transparency – Rupert Hoogewerf

To understand China, you have to understand the wealthy in the country, says Hurun Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the China Daily. By analyzing their lives, Hoogewerf hopes to add to transparency, he says.

Private companies are coming under scrutiny – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s campaign against corruption is no longer limited to state-owned companies and organizations, but increasingly turns against private companies too. A logical development, tells China rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Financial Times in an article about Fosun founder Guo Guangchang.

Why a charity law makes sense – Rupert Hoogewerf

After seven years of deliberations, China is ready to adopt its first charity law. The sector has been marred by scandals, and the new law can introduce some oversight, says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Rich List to Reuters.

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.”

Expensive cars and their drivers: what are their characteristics? – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rich Chinese think their cars represent the way they stand in society. But Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Rich List, found out there might be a huge difference between the car owners and the rest of the Chinese, he tells the Shanghai Daily.

Chinese buy more than ever overseas – Rupert Hoogwerf

While the luxury good suffer from the anti-graft crackdown, what the Chinese buy, they buy increasingly abroad, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf at the presentation of his eleventh Hurun Best of the Best Awards 2015, a benchmark for the luxury sector, according to the Shanghai Daily.

Adventure sports, hit among the wealthy – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s rich are increasingly looking for challenges, also when it comes to their holidays, says the Hurun Report Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey 2016. The wealthy entrepreneurs are keen to test their limits, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the China Daily, preferring adventure sports over riding and sailing.

Exodus by China´s rich has not yet peaked – Rupert Hoogewerf

Good education for their children, overseas investments, fresh air and safe food. China´s rich have been going abroad in larger numbers, and Hurun China rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf sees – despite an slowing economy – those numbers rise, he tells MarketWatch.

How Rupert Hoogewerf makes it as a celebrity in China

When you look at western media report about Rupert Hoogewerf, the founder of the almost two decades old Hurun rich list, following the Chinese super rich, you have to be impressed. But this is just the top of an iceberg, as he attracts even more attention from the Chinese media, as this poster shows (with Rupert on the right).