Category Archives: billionaires

Women execs in China, UK and US beat inequality – Rupert Hoogewerf

The number of leading women executives rises, says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the China Rich list, especially in China, the UK and the US, where inequality between men and women has been dropping, he tells in the Shanghai Daily.

How Geely bought Volvo – Joel Backaler

In his book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global author Joel Backaler describes how Geely bought Volvo. An example of how China´s business leaders to things differently. From an excerpt at his weblog.

Feeling good, the new trend among rich – Rupert Hoogewerf/Wei Gu

The habits of China´s rich change fast, as they look for a a healthier lifestyle, both physical and mental. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun rich list, the changing trends among China´s wealthy.

Women rise at the Hurun rich list – Rupert Hoogewerf

One in ten, of the over 2 thousand billionaires at the 2015 Global Hurun list, were women, is revealed by The Women of China. 35 Of them were from China, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf, who explains how this year´s changed way of counting delivers a better result, counting in self-made women billionaires.

China keeps 2nd place on Global Hurun Rich list – Rupert Hoogewerf

China has retained a second place on the 2015 Global Rich List, despite the growing number of billionaires. India got bronze, passing the UK and Russia. Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf: “Tech has been leading the way again for new billionaires. It’s all eyes on the new economy,” according to the Independent.

Li Hejun replaces Jack Ma as China´s richest man – Rupert Hoogewerf

Li Hejun, a solar energy entrepreneur whose Hanergy Holding Group Ltd has become China´s richest man, according to a new calculation on Tuesday by the Hurun Rich List, founded by Rupert Hoogewerf, writes Reuters. Wang Jialin and his family of Dalian Wanda retained the second place.

Luxury sales only drop slightly, despite anti-corruption drive – Rupert Hoogewerf

China state media framed the last week´s Hurun Report on the luxury industry a success for the anti-corruption struggle of president Xi Jinping. But the rich cut back their spending only marginally, and Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf calls 2014 even a “banner year”.

Alibaba´s Jack Ma losing shine as China´s richest man – Wei Gu

Alibaba´s shares took a firm dive this week, and as a side-effect chairman Jack Ma might be losing his position as the country´s richest man, writes wealth editor Wei Gu in the WallStreetJournal. Property mogul Wang Jianlin might replace him.

10 Chinese firms to follow in 2015 – Joel Backaler

2014 was a first record year for Chinese investments abroad, but 2015 is bound to follow that track. Outbound Chinese investments specialist Joel Backaler, author of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global gives in Forbes his top-10 firm to watch this year.

China´s entrepreneurs become investors – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rupert Hoogewerf´s Hurun China Rich list published on Monday its inaugural ranking of the country´s wealthiest investors, topping Fosun´s Guo Guangchang. Part of a trend, says Rupert Hoogewerf in the Financial Times. “I see a clear trend of entrepreneurs in China actively moving towards becoming investors.”