Yang Huiyan

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Yang Huiyan
Born 杨惠妍
1981 (age 35–36)
Shunde, Guangdong Province, China
Alma mater The Ohio State University
Occupation Majority shareholder (55%), Country Garden Holdings
Net worth US$11.2 billion (March 2017)[1]
Spouse(s) Chen Chong
(2006-)
Parent(s) Yang Guoqiang (father)

Yang Huiyan (Simplified Chinese: 杨惠妍, Traditional Chinese: 楊惠妍, Pinyin: Yáng Huìyán; born 1981) is the majority shareholder (55%) of Country Garden Holdings.[2] She is the richest woman in Asia.[3]

She is the daughter of Yang Guoqiang, who started his company Biguiyuan in 1997[4] and transferred 70% of Country Garden's shares to her before its IPO in 2007.[5] The wealthiest mainland Chinese in the previous year, 2006, was Huang Guangyu.[6] Country Garden's initial offering raised about $1.6 billion, or as much as Google raised in 2004 in the United States.[7] Yang's net worth was estimated at $16.2 billion USD in October 2007.[8]

Yang is vice chairman of the board's governance committee and helped raise $410 million selling new shares in 2014, according to Forbes.[3]

Yang is a 2003 graduate of Ohio State University.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yang Huiyan". Forbes. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "China's 100 Richest 2015: Wang Jianlin Regains Top Spot". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b "richest woman in the world". CNN. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Yang Huiyan is 26 and She's Got $16 Billion - Mr Wave Theory". Mrwavetheory.blogspot.com. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  5. ^ Sorry bachelors - richest Chinese woman married, China Daily, April 29, 2007.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  7. ^ "China adds billionaires with IPO". Chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  8. ^ Forbes: 26-year-old woman is China's richest person, USA Today, October 7, 2007.
  9. ^ "#125 Yang Huiyan". Forbes.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2017-03-21.