Category Archives: billionaires

What are the philanthropists giving back? – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Hurun 2015 Philanthropist List does not only look at who is giving, but also has a good look at what they are giving too. Founder Rupert Hoogewerf gives for Barrons an overview. China would be better off if they would invest more in socially responsible businesses, he says.

Jack Ma spends most on philanthropy – Rupert Hoogewerf

In China, Alibaba´s executive chairman Jack Ma, is the most generous philanthropist, according to the l2015 Hurun Philanthropy List, writes Yibaba. His donations amounted to 14.5 billion yuan or 2.4 US dollar. The Hurun Philantropy List is produced by Rupert Hoogewerf´s China Rich List.

Chinese do not see Apple as a luxury watch maker – Tom Doctoroff

Apple expects to make a blast with its watches, just as it did with iPhone and iPads. But success in the China market is not that obvious, says marketing expert Tom Doctoroff in Bloomberg. They will have to prove themselves, he says.

Large private planes favorite among China´s rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s super rich focus on the larger private planes, not the relative smaller ones, says China-rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the South China Morning Post. “If we liken it to cars, they’re buying Porsches first and later considering Audis,” Hoogewerf said.”

Online presence key for luxury products – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s counts 2.9 million buyers of luxury products, and most of them make already their purchasing decision before they leave home, says China Rich-List founder Rupert Hoogewerf, according to WARC. Online presence is key for luxury products.

Co-investing new trend among China´s rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s rich used to invest mostly alone abroad, but according to China rich-list founder Rupert Hoogewerf, a new trend is developing: co-investing. “I think gone are the days when it was all about ´me´, he told the China Daily.

More super rich, despite lower economic growth – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s economic growth might be back into the single digits, the number of super rich keeps on rising unabated, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in his latest analysis of their numbers, according to the China Daily. More than 17,000 hold over US$109 million in assets.

Apple watch: a winner among luxury buyers – Rupert Hoogewerf

Apple´s watch got a lackluster welcome worldwide, but luxury industry watchers in China expect the new device will make a blast in the China market. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains in the International Business Times why the watch is so attractive.

Wanted: a Bordeaux chateau – Rupert Hoogewerf

The consumption of the French Bordeaux might be dropping, the appetite for a Bordeaux chateau is still very much alive among China´s wealthy, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Wine Spectator. “It is seen as a safe investment.”

The new generation of Chinese art collectors – Wei Gu

WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu gives into the lives of a new generation young art collectors in China, with deep pockets, no fear to start in the high numbers, and focusing on global art, not only Chinese art. In some cases the offspring of first generation art collectors, they influence also the taste of their parents.