Zhang Jindong

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ZHANG Jindong
张近东
Born 1963
Anhui, China
Alma mater Nanjing Normal University
Occupation Founder & President
Suning Group
Net worth Steady US$ 6.9 billion (2014)[1]
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Jindong (simplified Chinese: 张近东; traditional Chinese: 張近東; pinyin: Zhāng Jìndōng; born 1963 in Anhui), is a Chinese entrepreneur. He's one of the two founders and the current president of the Suning Group, headquartered in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.

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Zhang was born in Anhui Province in 1963. He graduated from the Nanjing Normal University and studied Chinese literature. After graduation, Zhang first worked in a cloth factory named Haowei Group (Chinese: 豪威集团) between 1985~1989.

1990, Zhang together with his old brother Zhang Guiping (张桂平) opened a shop on Ninghai Road (宁海路) in Nanjing, selling air conditioning and related products. Later Zhang Guiping quit from this business but shifted into real estate.[2]

Zhang further developed his small shop into a giant business group - the Suning Group, with only 15 years. In 2013's Hurun Report's China Rich List, Zhang was ranked No.9 with $6.4 billion .[3]

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