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# 181 Li Shuirong $10.7B

Random fact: One of the main financiers of China's first private oil refinery.


Li is the chairman of Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group, a Chinese conglomerate with petrochemical, real estate and finance divisions. The Hangzhou-based business's main subsidiary, Rongsheng Petrochemical Company, began trading on the Shenzhen exchange in 2010 and had revenue of 177 billion yuan ($27.4 billion) in 2021.

As of :
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YTD change +$730M ( +7.3%)
Biggest asset Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group
Country / Region China
Age 66
Industry Energy
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The majority of Li's net worth is derived from a 61.5% stake in Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group, a closely-held petrochemical company that reported revenue of 183 billion yuan ($28.7 billion) in 2021, according to its annual report to the Shanghai Clearing House.

The Hangzhou-based business owns 61.5% of publicly traded Rongsheng Petro Chemical. The valuation is based on the enterprise value-to-sales and price-to-earnings multiples of three publicly traded peers: Rongsheng Petrochemical Co Ltd, Wanhua Chemical Group Co Ltd and Shandong Hualu Hengsheng Chemical Co Ltd. The financials used in the calculation were updated on Nov. 22, 2022 and this led to an increase in the valuation of about $4 billion.

Li also owns 6.4% of Rongsheng Petrochemical directly, according to the company's 2022 third-quarter report. This direct stake is included separately in the valuation.

Jin Weiying, a spokeswoman for the company, didn't respond to Bloomberg's request for comment on the billionaire's net worth.


Family: Unknown, No children

Li was born in Hangzhou, a city in eastern China in 1956. 

In 1989, he was running a timber business when he noticed the price for fabrics soaring in China, and he decided to set up a cloth factory. With eight sewing machines, about 20 employees and 200,000 yuan from selling an early venture in the timber business, he shifted to the textiles, according to a report on the company's website.

The factory had 100 sewing machines by 1995, when competition in the industry sent him to Japan, Australia and New Zealand for ideas on how to manage growth at the company. He added polyester fiber products and petroleum chemicals, establishing the predecessor of his Rongsheng Holding Group.

The group acquired a 29 percent stake of Ningbo United, a Chinese investment company traded in Shanghai, in 2010 for 771 million yuan ($116 million). Its subsidiary Rongsheng Petro Chemical started publicly trading in Shenzhen the same year. The company was added to the MSCI Equity Index in 2017.

  • 1989 Starts textile business.
  • 2001 Sales exceed 1 billion yuan.
  • 2007 Acquires stake in Yibin Tianyuan Group, a chemical product maker.
  • 2010 Acquires major stake in publicly traded Ningbo United Group for $116 million.
  • 2010 Rongsheng Petro Chemical starts trading in Shenzhen.
  • 2011 Group revenue exceeds 30 billion yuan ($4.5 billion).
  • 2013 Petroleum business starts overseas expansion.
  • 2017 Rongsheng Petro Chemical is added to the MSCI Equity Index.