In July, the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs was published in Forbes China, revealing that Xu Jiayin, chairman of real estate giant Evergrande Group, once again topped the Forbes China philanthropic ranking for the fifth consecutive year.
Created in 2006, this ranking brings together the names of the bosses with the most donations for Forbes China. This year, among the 100 named entrepreneurs, total donations reached 17.91 billion yuan (2.18 billion euros), down 6.6% from the previous year, when 19.17 billion of yuan (2.33 billion euros) had been donated.
The threshold for entry into the philanthropic ranking has also been lowered from 18 million (2.19 million euros) to 10 million yuan (1.21 million euros) this year.
Among all entrepreneurs on the philanthropic list, real estate developers account for 39.7% with 7.11 billion yuan donated (865 million euros), and about 35.5% of cash donations were injected into the sector. education.
Let’s discover the Top 10 entrepreneurs:
N° 1 – Xu Jiayin, Evergrande Group
Xu Jiayin (许 的 印 or Hui Ka Yan in Cantonese), was born on October 9, 1958. Chinese billionaire businessman, he is president of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer. The latter is the main shareholder of China Evergrande Group, which manages more than 700 projects in more than 240 cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. In 2017, Evergrande Real Estate Group will achieve a turnover of 450 billion RMB (58.5 billion €). The Guangzhou-based company became China’s largest real estate developer in 2016 based on sales volume, and achieved sales of 211.4 billion yuan (27.5 billion euros) in 2016. As of July 2020, Xu Jiayin had an estimated net worth of $ 34 billion (€ 30.6 billion), making him the third richest person in China and the 31st richest in the world, according to Forbes. He is for the fifth time at the head of the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 3.01 billion yuan (366 million euros).
N° 2 – Famille Yang Guoqiang, Country Garden
Yang Guoqiang (杨国强 Yáng Guóqiáng) was born on October 9, 1954 in Shunde, in the province of Guangdong. Chinese entrepreneur, he is the founder and chairman of Country Garden Group, one of the largest real estate developers in Guangdong province, mainland China. He is second in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 1.52 billion yuan (185 million euros).
N° 3 – Sun Hongbin, SUNAC
Sun Hongbin (孙宏斌) was born in Shanxi province in 1963. A billionaire real estate developer, he is the founder, president and majority owner of Sunac. He is third in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 1.39 billion yuan (169 million euros).
N° 4 – Zhu Mengyi, Pearl River Investment
He is third in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 1.2 billion yuan (146 million euros)
N ° 5 – Jack Ma, Alibaba Group
Ma Yun (马云: mǎ yún), known as Jack Ma, was born on September 10, 1964 in Hangzhou. He is a Chinese businessman. Mainly known for being the first to develop e-commerce in China and around the world. He creates the Alibaba.com e-commerce website. He is fifth in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 1.12 billion yuan (136 million euros)
N° 6 – Ma Huateng, Tencent Group
Ma Huateng (马化腾 Mǎ Huàténg), alias Pony Ma, born October 29, 1971 in Dongfang in the Chinese province of Hainan. Chinese businessman, he is the founder of Tencent Holdings. He is sixth in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 850 million yuan (103.47 million euros)
N° 7 – Yu Liang, Vanke Group
Yu Liang was born in 1965, and is currently Chairman and Executive Director of the Board of Directors of GP. He joined the company in 1990, has been a director since 1994, and was subsequently appointed Deputy Managing Director in 1996 and Executive Assistant Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer in 1999. Yu Liang was President and CEO of the Company from 2001 to January 2018 He was appointed Chairman of the Board in July 2017. Prior to joining the company he worked for Shenzhen Foreign Trade Group. Yu Liang graduated from Peking University with a BA in International Economics in 1988 and an MA in Economics in 1997.
He is seventh in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 439 million yuan (53.44 million euros)
N ° 8 – Huang Lunru (Rulun) and his son Huang Tao, Golden Resources
Huang Rulun (黄 如 论) was born in 1951. He is a Chinese billionaire businessman at the head of private real estate developer Century Golden Resources Group. In June 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at $ 4.0 billion. He is eighth in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 403.33 million yuan (49.10 million euros)
N° 9 – Dang Yanbao, Baofeng Real Estate
Dang Yanbao (picture opposite) is the chairman of the Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group, a supplier of coal-based chemicals. He is the chairman of the Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation. Ningxia Baofeng Group is an energy and chemical company. Dang Yanbao was born in 1973 in Yanchi City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In 2018, Dang Yanbao donated $ 46.2 million to the Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation for scholarship and poverty alleviation. Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group applied for listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in December 2017. Dang Yanbao holds an MBA from Peking University. He is ninth in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 401.76 million yuan (48.91 million euros)
N° 10 – Xu Yingqiu, Guangzhou Kaiyuan Real Estate
He is ninth in the ranking of philanthropic entrepreneurs of Forbes China for an amount of 400 million yuan (48.69 million euros)