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# 488 Qian Dongqi $5.15B

Random fact: Considers Dyson to be his major competitor.


Qian is the chairman of Ecovacs Robotics, the biggest seller of robot vacuum cleaners in China. The Suzhou-based company designs and sells household robots in more than 80 countries. It started trading publicly on the Shanghai stock exchange in 2018 and reported revenue of 7.2 billion yuan ($1 billion) in 2020.

As of :
Last change +$80.0M ( +1.6%)
YTD change -$3.93B ( -43.3%)
Biggest asset 603486 CH Equity
Country / Region China
Age 64
Industry Technology
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Qian is the chairman of Ecovacs Robotics, a designer and seller of household robots. The Suzhou-based company sells its products in more than 80 countries and is the biggest seller of robot vacuum cleaners in China, according to the company's website.

He owns 67% of the company with his son, according to a Dec. 29, 2021 company filing.

Ma Jianjun, a spokesman for the company, declined to comment on the net worth calculation.


Birthdate: 2/1/1958
Family: Married, 1 child
Education: Nanjing University

Qian was born in February 1958. He majored in philosophy before graduating from Nanjing University in 1987. After working in various trade companies, he set up Ecovacs in 1998, according the company filings.

The business launched its first vacuum cleaner product in 2001, according to the firm's website. It grew substantially over the next two decades and began selling products to more than 80 countries around the world.

It started trading publicly in Shanghai through an initial public offering in May 2018.

  • 1998 Company founded in Suzhou, China.
  • 2001 Launced Ecovacs' first product.
  • 2015 Team up with Disney to launch special products.
  • 2018 Started trading in Shanghai