Yang Huiyan

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YANG Huiyan
Born 1981
Shunde, Guangdong Province, PRC
Alma mater Ohio State
Occupation Major shareholder
Country Garden Holdings
Salary N/A
Net worth US$8.2 billion (2014) .[1]

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 the fifth wealthiest person in mainland China.[1] She is currently the youngest female billionaire as well as the richest woman in Asia.[2] She is the 154th wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $8.2 billion USD, according to the Hurun Report Global Rich List, published in February 2014.[1][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 last year, according to Forbes.[2]

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


  1. ^ a b c Hurun Report Global Rich List February 2014, Accessed 2014-08-19.
  2. ^ a b "richest woman in the world". CNN. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ The World's Billionaires Yahoo! Finance
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  5. ^ Sorry bachelors - richest Chinese woman married, China Daily, April 29, 2007.
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  8. ^ Forbes: 26-year-old woman is China's richest person, USA Today, October 7, 2007.
  9. ^ Forbes. Yang Huiyan. 2008-03-05. Accessed 2008-03-05.