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# 338 Li Ge $7.11B

Random fact: Wife Ning Zhao is also a co-founder of WuXi AppTec.


Li is the chairman and chief executive officer of WuXi AppTec, a pharmaceutical outsourcing provider and manufacturer of medical products. The Shanghai-based company has about 45,000 employees and is involved in drug design and testing. It had revenue of 22.9 billion yuan ($3.6 billion) in 2021. Li is a US citizen.

As of :
Last change -$7.71M ( -0.1%)
YTD change +$1.01B ( +16.6%)
Biggest asset 603259 CH Equity
Country / Region United States
Age 56
Industry Health Care
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Relative Value

Li Ge's net worth of $7.11B can buy ...

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... and is equivalent to ...

of the GDP of the United States
of the total wealth of the 500 richest people in the world
of the top 100 U.S. college endowments
of the top 200 U.S. executives’ total awarded compensation
of U.S. existing home sales
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The majority of Li's fortune is derived from WuXi AppTec, a pharmaceutical outsourcing provider and manufacturer of medical products. The Shanghai-based company has more than 45,000 employees globally, according to its website.

He owns a 11% stake in WuXi AppTec through two holding companies G&C VI and G&C V, according to the company's 2022 third-quarter report.

He also holds a 3% stake in WuXi Biologics through British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands based holding companies, according to a June 2022 Hong Kong stock exchange filing.

Yao Chi, a spokesperson for the company, declined to comment on the net worth calculation.


Family: Married, No children

Li was born in January 1967. He graduated from Peking University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in July 1989. Li obtained a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Columbia University in the U.S. in February 1994, according to WuXi AppTec's 2018 prospectus.

In May 1993, Li was a founding scientist at U.S. biotechnology company Pharmacopeia Inc. Li left the company in 2000 and started WuXi PharmaTech in the same year.

His company began trading publicly in New York in 2008 before removing itself from the NYSE seven years later. It was listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong in 2018 under the new name WuXi AppTec.

  • 2000 WuXi PharmaTech is registered in Wuxi, China.
  • 2007 WuXi PharmaTech begins trading in New York.
  • 2015 Wuxi PharmaTech is delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 2018 WuXi AppTec begins trading publicly in Shanghai and Hong Kong.