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# 99 Zhong Huijuan $14.6B

Random fact: Zhong's husband Sun Piaoyang is also a billionaire.

Overview

Zhong is the founder and chairman of Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group, China's largest maker of psychotropic drugs. The Liangyungang-based company produces about 50 medicines to treat conditions including diabetes, infection and diseases of the nervous system. It had revenue of 7.7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in 2018.

As of :
Last change +$603M ( +4.3%)
YTD change +$895M ( +6.5%)
Industry Health Care
Biggest asset 3692 HK Equity
Citizenship China
Age 58
Wealth Self-made
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Zhong's fortune is derived from her majority stake in Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Company, a Chinese drug maker. She holds 68% stake of the company, according to a Hong Kong stock exchange filing dated July, 15, 2019. Hansoh Pharmaceutical is China's largest maker of psychotropic drugs, according to its 2019 prospectus for an initial public offering.

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 chairman of the business.

Zhong has collected about $750 million in dividends since Hansoh was set up in 1995, according to the company's prospectus.

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

Biography

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Family: Married, 1 child
Education: Nanjing University, Xuzhou Normal University

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 began growing quickly in 1997 and had reached 30 million yuan ($4 million) in sales in the same year.

The Liangyungang-based business reported revenue of 7.7 billion yuan in 2019, according to the company's 2019 IPO prospectus. It's main therapeutic areas are central nervous systems diseases, oncology, anti-infectives, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular.

Milestones
  • 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.