1981 (age 35–36)
Shunde, Guangdong Province, China
|Alma mater||The Ohio State University|
|Occupation||Major shareholder of Country Garden Holdings|
|Net worth||US$5.1 billion (2015) .|
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 24th wealthiest person in mainland China. She is currently the youngest female billionaire as well as the richest woman in Asia. 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.
She is the daughter of Yang Guoqiang, who started his company Biguiyuan in 1997 and transferred 70% of Country Garden's shares to her before its IPO in 2007. The wealthiest mainland Chinese in the previous year, 2006, was Huang Guangyu. Country Garden's initial offering raised about $1.6 billion, or as much as Google raised in 2004 in the United States. Yang's net worth was estimated at $16.2 billion USD in October 2007.
Yang is vice chairman of the board's governance committee and helped raise $410 million selling new shares last year, according to Forbes.
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