Huiyan Yang – #8
Huiyan Yang is one of the richest people, not only in China, but the world. This billionaire’s net worth is estimated to be $5.7 billion. Yang made her billions by being the daughter of the founder of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings. Only 31-years-old, she is also the majority shareholder in the company.
Despite being a Chinese national, Huiyan Yang graduated from Ohio State University in 2003. Shortly after her graduation, her father transferred the majority of the shares of Country Garden Holdings into her name. When the company made its IPO in 2007, the capital raised from the IPO skyrocketed her net worth. Her company’s IPO generated more capital than Google did with their IPO. This made her the wealthiest woman in all of China at the age of just 26 (at the time).
Huiyan’s father, Yang Guoqiang, is one of the most successful businessmen in all of mainland China. Huiyan’s company is a real estate company that controls a lot of important real estate world wide. The net worth of her company is estiamated at times to be upwards of $17 Billion.