Yang Huiyan

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Yang Huiyan
Native name
Yang Huiyan

1981 (age 37–38)
Alma materOhio State University
OccupationMajority shareholder (55%), Country Garden Holdings
Net worthUS$21.2 billion (June 2019)[1]
Chen Chong (m. 2006)
Parent(s)Yang Guoqiang (father)

Yang Huiyan (simplified Chinese: 杨惠妍; traditional Chinese: 楊惠妍; pinyin: Yáng Huìyán; born 1981) is a Chinese property developer and the majority shareholder (57%) of Country Garden Holdings,[2][3] a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang in 2007.[1] She is the richest woman in Asia.[4]

Her father Yang Guoqiang started the real estate company Country Garden in 1997 and transferred 70% of Country Garden's shares to her before its IPO in 2007.[5] Country Garden's initial offering raised about $1.6 billion, or as much as Google raised in 2004 in the United States.[6] As of June 2019, Yang had a net worth of US$21.2 billion.[1] Yang is vice chairman of the board's governance committee and helped raise $410 million selling new shares in 2014, according to Forbes.[4]

Yang is a 2003 graduate of Bachelor of Arts/Science, Ohio State University.[7][1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Yang Huiyan". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  2. ^ "China's Richest Woman Just Made $2 Billion in 4 Days". Fortune.
  3. ^ "China's 100 Richest 2015: Wang Jianlin Regains Top Spot". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  4. ^ a b "richest woman in the world". CNN. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Sorry bachelors - richest Chinese woman married, China Daily, April 29, 2007.
  6. ^ "China adds billionaires with IPO". Chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  7. ^ "#125 Yang Huiyan". Forbes.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2017-03-21.