Blog: Leonie BarrieChina Rich List

Leonie Barrie | 4 March 2008

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Chinese textile entrepreneurs are among the wealthiest people in the country. According to the 2007 China Rich List compiled by Hurun Report, the ‘Luxury Business Portal,’ China’s richest have reaped windfalls from a sharp hike in property prices and the burgeoning Chinese stock markets, which have continued to rise despite the summer’s jitters around the rest of the world.

The annual report also claims that mainland China now has more US dollar billionaires than any country other than the US.

Topping the textile rich list is Gao Dekang, president of down garment maker Bosideng. He is the richest person in the country's textile industry, and the 32nd richest person in China. Ding Shizhong, chairman of textile manufacturer Anta comes in at 40th place, and Chen Yihong, owner of sports apparel maker China Dongxiang, ranks 50th in the wealth stakes.


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