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# 286 Yu Yong $7.72B

Random fact: First invested in China Molybdenum in 2004.


Yu is the chairman and president of Cathay Fortune Corporation, a closely-held investment group that reported revenue of 174 billion yuan ($27 billion) in 2021. The Shanghai-based business holds stakes publicly traded miner China Molybdenum Company, the largest cobalt and niobium producer in the world.

As of :
Last change +$416M ( +5.7%)
YTD change +$1.27B ( +19.7%)
Biggest asset 603993 CH Equity
Country / Region China
Age 61
Industry Finance
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Yu's wealth is derived from a 99% stake in Cathay Fortune Corporation, a closely-held investment group. The Shanghai-based company, also known as Hongshang Industrial Holding Group, had revenue of 174 billion yuan ($27 billion) in 2021, according to its annual report.

Its holdings include stakes in China Molybdenum. The Luoyang, China-based miner is one of the main cobalt and niobium producers in the world, according to its website.

China Molybdenum is publicly traded in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Yu holds about 30% of the shares that trade in Shanghai, according to the company's 2022 third-quarter report. He also has about 8% of the Hong Kong shares, according to the company's 2022 semi-annual report.

Yu also owns a 1.1% stake in electric vehicle battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology via Tibet Hongshang Capital Investment, according to the company's 2022 third-quarter report. Other holdings include a 2% stake in GCL Technology, a Suzhou, China-based solar panel material producer according to a Dec. 2, 2022 filing, and a 1% stake in GCL New Energy.

Cathay Fortune's other investments aren't included in this analysis because their value is uncertain.

Gao Fei, a spokesperson for China Molybdenum, declined to comment on the net worth calculation.


Family: Married, No children

Yu Yong was born in Wafangdian, China on Feb. 27, 1961. He graduated from Dalian Radio and Television University with a degree of Corporate Management, according to the China Molybdenum's 2016 prospectus.

He started his career at a paper mill in his hometown in 1987, and became general manager at Dalian Dongli Art-Textile in 1992. Yu joined the board of Cathy Fortune Corporation in July 2003 and became chairman and president of the group in December 2009, according to the prospectus.

He joined Dalian People’s Congress in 2007. He has also held positions at Wafangdian Charity Foundation and the Liaoning Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment.

  • 1990 Founds Dalian DongLi Artistic Textile company.
  • 1998 Founds Cathay Fortune.
  • 2006 Becomes CEO of China Fortune Acquisition.
  • 2007 China Molybdenum begins trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • 2012 Offers $847 million for Botswana's copper mine Discovery Atlas.
  • 2012 China Molybdenum begins trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • 2013 Backs Rio Tinto's sale $885 million Northparkes Copper Mine Sale.
  • 2014 Invests in China Molybdenum, a producer of steelmaking materials.