Shunde, Guangdong Province, PRC
|Alma mater||Ohio State|
Country Garden Holdings
|Net worth||US$3.9 billion (2009) |
Yang Huiyan (Simplified Chinese: 杨惠妍, Traditional Chinese: 楊惠妍, Pinyin: Yáng Huìyán; born 1981) is the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings and one of the wealthiest people in Mainland China, with an estimated net worth of $7.4 billion USD as of March 2009. She is the daughter of Yang Guoqiang, who started his company Biguiyuan in 1997  and transferred 70% of Country Garden's shares to her before its IPO in 2007. The wealthiest mainland Chinese in the previous year, 2006, was Huang Guangyu.  Country Garden's initial offering raised about $1.6 billion, or as much as Google raised in 2004 in the United States.  Yang's net worth was estimated at $16.2 billion USD in October 2007.
- Forbes. Yang Huiyan. 2008-03-05. Accessed 2008-03-05.
- The World's Billionaires Yahoo! Finance
- Sorry bachelors - richest Chinese woman married, China Daily, April 29, 2007.
- Forbes: 26-year-old woman is China's richest person, USA Today, October 7, 2007.
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