Rupert Hoogewerf

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Rupert Hoogewerf
Born 1970 (age 45–46)
Nationality British
Other names 胡润 (Chinese)
Alma mater Durham University
Renmin University of China
Occupation Publisher, accountant
Known for Hurun Report

Rupert Hoogewerf (born 1970 in Luxembourg), also known by his Chinese name Hu Run (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hú Rùn), is the publisher of the Hurun Report, a monthly magazine best known for its "China Rich List", a ranking of the wealthiest individuals in China.[1] A qualified chartered accountant, Hoogewerf worked for seven years at Arthur Andersen, before launching Hurun Report.

He graduated in Chinese and Japanese from Durham University, UK in 1993 and went to Eton College.[2]

Hoogewerf founded the China Rich List in 1999 as an independent researcher.[3] Other key lists produced by Hurun Report include the "Hurun Philanthropy List" (est. 2004), a ranking of the most generous individuals in China, and the "Hurun Contemporary Art List" (est. 2008), a ranking of the top fifty living Chinese artists based on their sales of art at public auction in the past year. The "Hurun Best of the Best Awards" (est 2005) are the annual awards held in January for brands targeting China's richest.

Hoogewerf was awarded the 'Person of the Year Award' in 2002 by Neweekly magazine and in September 2009 was presented with the Magnolia Award.[citation needed] Named after Shanghai's official flower, the Magnolia Award is the highest honor bestowed by the city on foreigners.


  1. ^ "Hurun Report". Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Fascinating fortunes: Our rich list obsession". BBC News. 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "China's 50 Richest Businessmen as compiled by Rupert Hoogewerf". Forbes. 1999-11-15. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 

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