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# 232 Zhong Huijuan $9.05B

Random fact: Was a chemistry teacher in a middle school before starting business.


Zhong is the founder and chairlady of Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group, a Chinese maker of psychotropic drugs. The company, based in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, produces medicines to treat conditions including diabetes, infections, tumors and diseases of the nervous system. It had revenue of 9.9 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in 2021.

As of :
Last change -$584M ( -6.1%)
YTD change +$638M ( +7.6%)
Biggest asset 3692 HK Equity
Country / Region China
Age 62
Industry Health Care
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Zhong's fortune is derived from her majority stake in Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Co. She holds a 66% stake in the Chinese drugmaker, according to the 2022 semi-annual report.

Zhong holds her stake through the Sunrise Trust, which was registered in the British Virgin Islands by her daughter in 2016, according to the prospectus. Zhong is credited with all of the stake to reflect her status as founder and chairwoman of the business. She collected about $750 million in dividends since Hansoh was set up in 1995, the prospectus showed.

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


Family: Married, 1 child

Born in 1961, Zhong obtained an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Jiangsu Normal University in Xuzhou at the age of 21. She became a chemistry teacher in a middle school in Lianyungang, China, after graduation. Zhong's husband, Sun Piaoyang, worked at a government-run pharmaceutical factory in Lianyungang at that time, which later became Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine.

Zhong quit her teaching job in 1995 and started her own medicine business, Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical. She began with just 10 employees, according to an interview in the Chinese media. The company started growing quickly in 1997 and reached 30 million yuan ($4.5 million) in sales in the same year.

The Liangyungang-based business reported revenue of 9.9 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in 2021, according to its annual report. Its main therapeutic areas are diseases of the central nervous system, oncology, anti-infectives, diabetes, as well as gastrointestinal and cardiovascular treatments.

  • 1995 Set up jiangsu Hansoh in China.
  • 2000 Launched the first factory for oral formulations in Lianyungang.
  • 2016 Hillhouse Capital became Hansoh's investor.
  • 2018 Submitted IPO application in Hong Kong.