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# 95 Qin Yinglin $17.5B

Random fact: Began his business with 22 pigs after quitting a state-owned company.


Qin is the founder and chairman of Muyuan Foodstuff, a pig breeding and distribution company. The Nanyang, China-based group began trading publicly in Shenzhen in 2014 and also produces a range of animal feed products. It reported revenue of 78.9 billion yuan ($12.2 billion) and slaughtered more than 40 million pigs in 2021.

As of :
Last change +$25.0M ( +0.1%)
YTD change +$107M ( +0.6%)
Biggest asset 002714 CH Equity
Country / Region China
Age 58
Industry Food & Beverage
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The majority of Qin's wealth is derived from a 53% stake in Muyuan Foodstuff, a Nanyang, China-based pig breeder. He holds the shares directly and with his wife through Muyuan Industrial Group, according to a Nov. 19, 2022 company filing.

About one-fifth of his shares are pledged and removed from the calculation. The valuation was updated on Dec. 12, 2022 to reflect an increase in the pledged share count and this resulted in a $800 million decrease in the net worth calculation.

Muyuan Foodstuff slaughtered more than 40 million pigs in 2021, according to its website.

The value of his cash is based on an analysis of dividend income, insider transactions, taxes and market performance.

Cao Fang, a spokeswoman for the company, declined to comment on the billionaire's net worth.


Family: Married, No children

Qin was born in 1965. He's a native of the Henan province, according to his company's website, and he graduated from Henan Agriculture University with a degree in animal husbandry at the age of 24.

Qin was sent to a state-owned enterprise after graduation but he didn't like the job. He quit three years later and started a pig breeding business, Muyuan Foodstuff, in his hometown of Nanyang. He began the company with just 22 pigs.

The company became publicly traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2014.

Qin donated shares worth about 100 million yuan ($13 million) to a University in Hangzhou in February 2019. By this time Muyuan Foodstuff was slaughtering about 5 million pigs each year.

  • 1965 Born in Nanyang, China.
  • 1989 Graduates from Henan Agriculture University with a degree in animal husbandry.
  • 1992 Starts Muyuan Foodstuff in Nanyang, China.
  • 2014 Company begins trading publicly on Shenzhen Stock Exchange.