The Rupert Hoogewerf´s Hurun China IT List illustrated over the years where money in generated in China´s economy. IT-tycoons are super wealth creators, says Hoogewerf to the China Daily, not only for themselves, but for many others too.
The China Daily:
Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd topped the ranking of China’s richest IT people for the third consecutive year, defending his position against rivals including Tencent Holdings Ltd founder Pony Ma.
Jack Ma and his family’s total wealth in IT industry was 195 billion yuan, followed by Pony Ma, whose wealth increased by 30 percent year-on-year to 134 billion yuan, according to the Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute.
Due to the rapid growth of the online gaming sector, NetEase Inc founder Ding Lei doubled his wealth to 96 billion yuan, surpassing Baidu Inc Chairman Robin Li and ranking third in the IT rich list.
Hurun Chairman Rupert Hoogewerf said: “Those entrepreneurs should be called ‘super wealth creators’ instead of simply ‘rich people’, which could highlight their contribution to China’s society and economy. They’ve created such a lot of opportunities and jobs.”
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