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# 234 Chen Bang $7.14B

Random fact: Acquired Europe's largest ophthalmological chain Clinica Baviera in 2017.

Overview

Chen is the chairman of Aier Eye Hospital Group, the first Chinese medical institution to hold an initial public offering. The Changsha-based company has more than 200 eye hospitals across 30 cities in China. It's also active in the U.S. and European markets, and reported revenue of 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in 2018.

As of :
Last change -$114M ( -1.6%)
YTD change +$4.06B ( +132.2%)
Industry Health Care
Biggest asset 300015 CH Equity
Citizenship China
Age 54
Wealth Self-made
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Net Worth Summary

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The majority of Chen's wealth is derived from a 48 percent stake in Aier Eye Hospital Group. He holds the shares directly and through Xizang Aier Medical Investment, according to the company's first quarter report for 2019. About one quarter of his stake is pledged, according to disclosure filings dated May 24, 2019 and April 15, 2019. Pledged shares are excluded from the net worth calculation.

Aier Eye Hospital Group has more than 200 eye hospitals across 30 cities in China and is the country's first medical institution to hold an initial public offering, according to its website.

A liability is applied based on an analysis of dividend income, insider transactions, taxes and market performance.

Huang Qiang, a spokesperson for the company, declined to comment on the billionaire's net worth.

Biography

Birthdate: 9/1/1965
Family: Unmarried, No children

Chen was in 1965 in Changsha, China. His father encouraged him to join the army when he graduated from high school. Chen spent two years in the military before joining a state-owned company.

In 1986, he quit his job and became a salesperson for a drinks company. He would later sell properties in Hainan province in southern China. Chen's property company went bankrupt when the real estate bubble burst in 1994, and he fell ill because of the pressure.

Chen got the idea to start an ophthalmology hospital from his neighbor who had made a similar investment in Shanghai. Chen's early eye clinics rented space in state-owned hospitals.

He set up his first private hospital in Shenyang in 2000 and the business gradually expanded to more than 30 cities in China. It also operates more than 80 ophthalmic branches in U.S., Europe and Hong Kong. The company began trading publicly in Shenzhen in 2009.

Milestones
  • 2000 Opened the first hospital in Shenyang.
  • 2009 Started publicly trading in ChiNext board in Shenzhen.
  • 2015 Acquired Hong Kong Asia Medical Group.
  • 2017 Entered the U.S. market.