Liang Wengen

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Liang Wengen
Born 1956
Residence Changsha, China
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Central South University
Occupation Founder and chairman, Sany Heavy Industry
Net worth $5.9 billion (January 2015)[1]
Children 1

Liang Wengen (Chinese: 梁稳根; pinyin: Liáng Wěngēn born 1956) is a Chinese entrepreneur in the fields of heavy manufacturing, the founder and chairman of the Sany Heavy Industry. In 2011, he became the richest man of mainland China, and was tipped to become member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, with a net worth of about USD $8 billion.[2] However he lost that position, and as of February 2014 he was the fifteenth richest person in China, with a net worth of about $5.9 billion.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born to a poor peasant family in the Hunan province in 1956.[4][5]


Liang used to work as a top manager at a state arms plant, before getting involved in the construction-equipment industry. [6]

He is the founder and main shareholder of Sany Group, a heavy industry manufacturer based in Changsha, Hunan Province.

His personal wealth is currently estimated at $5 billion.[7]

"My property, even my life, belongs to the (Chinese Communist) Party", he answered journalists' question about the conflict between the interests of the Party and himself as a businessman.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Liang has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central South University.[1] He is married and has one child.[1] He resides in Changsha.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Wengen Liang". January 2015. 
  2. ^ "China's richest man Liang Wengen may join ruling elite". BBC News. 26 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "China Rich List 2013". Hurun Report. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  4. ^ [1], China Daily, "Entrepreneurs' presence grows at CPC congress", updated 2012.
  5. ^ [2], profile of Liang Wengen on Baike, accessed on 2013.
  6. ^ [3], The profile of Liang Genwen on Forbes, March 2013.
  7. ^ "Global Rich List 2014". Hurun Report. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Entrepreneurs' presence grows at CPC congress |Latest News |, China Daily

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