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# 96 Pang Kang $17.4B

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Pang is the chairman of Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food, China’s largest soy sauce maker. The Foshan-based business reported revenue of 25 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) in 2021. The company produces more than 300 different condiments and foods including oyster sauce, vinegar, chicken stock and bean curd.

As of :
Last change No change
YTD change +$301M ( +1.8%)
Biggest asset 603288 CH Equity
Country / Region China
Age 67
Industry Food & Beverage
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The majority of Pang's wealth is derived from his stake in Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food, China’s largest soy sauce maker. It produces more than 300 food products, according to its website. Pang owns about 32.6% of the company, according to its 2022 third-quarter report.

He holds the shares directly and through privately-held Guangdong Haitian Holding. The billionaire holds 39% of this Foshan-based holding company, according to its 2019 annual report on China's AIC website. The holding company isn't valued separately because it doesn't disclose financial results. The fortune is calculated using the value of the publicly traded stakes.

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

Guo Luojiang, a spokesman for Foshan Haitian, declined to comment on Pang's net worth.


Family: Married, No children

Pang Kang was born in Foshan in southern China's Guangdong province in 1958. He studied at Guangzhou University where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance in 1980. Pang joined Foshan Sauce Shop right after graduation and quickly rose through the ranks to become vice chairman by 1982.

Foshan Sauce Shop was restructured as a limited company and renamed as Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food in 1995. At the time, Pang invested 500,000 yuan and became its biggest shareholder, according to the company's IPO prospectus.

Foshan Haitian began trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in February 2014.

  • 1956 Pang Kang is born in Guangdong, China.
  • 1980 Starts working at Foshan Sauce Shop.
  • 1982 Appointed vise chairman of the business.
  • 1995 Foshan is restructured as a limited company.
  • 2013 Introduces smart robot handling system in Haitian factories.
  • 2014 Haitian goes public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • 2014 Applies big data technology to monitor product quality.
  • 2014 Spends 10 million yuan to set up subsidiaries to make non-soy sauce products.