Famous Chinese Entrepreneurs

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 1 Ma Huateng

Ma Huateng
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Famous As: CEO of Tencent
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese

Chinese business magnate Ma Huateng, or Pony Ma, is best known as the founder, chairman, and CEO of the technology giant Tencent. His company owns the messaging app WeChat. One of CEOWORLD’s Most Powerful People in the World, he was a delegate of the 12th National People's Congress.

 2 Ken Xie

Ken Xie
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Chinese, American

 3 Jack Ma

Jack Ma
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Famous As: Chinese business magnate
Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese
Jack Ma’s journey from being a tourist guide to establishing the Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba is inspirational. Initially rejected by various companies, he is the second-wealthiest person in China as of 2020. After quitting his post of executive chairman of Alibaba in 2019, he focused on philanthropy and environmental causes. 

 4 Pocket Sun

Pocket Sun
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Chinese
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 5 Stanley Ho

Stanley Ho
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Chinese, Hong Konger
Died: May 26, 2020

 6 Wang Jianlin

Wang Jianlin
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Famous As: Business Magnate
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese

Wang Jianlin is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.  He is the founder of the Chinese multinational conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group. Beginning his career as an army man, he entered real estate development after leaving the military, gradually expanding his business ventures. One of the richest men in China, he is also a generous philanthropist. 

 7 Zhou Youguang

Zhou Youguang
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Famous As: Chinese economist and linguist
Birthdate: January 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Chinese
Died: January 14, 2017
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 8 Vincent Tan

Vincent Tan
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: March 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Chinese, Malaysian

Vincent Tan is a Malaysian Chinese investor and businessman. He is credited with founding Berjaya Corporation Berhad, a Malaysia-based corporation that operates a wide range of businesses. In 2010, Tan was named in the Forbes' billionaire list. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Vincent Tan founded the Better Malaysia Foundation, which grants scholarships and interest-free loans to students in need.

 9 Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei
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Famous As: CEO of Huawei
Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese

Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese engineer and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Huawei, the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones and the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world. He also serves as the CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In 2005, Ren Zhengfei was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 10 John Gokongwei

John Gokongwei
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: August 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Chinese, Filipino
Died: November 9, 2019

John Gokongwei began supporting his family as a street peddler at 13, after his father’s death. The billionaire Filipino businessman is the owner of JG Summit. Over the course of his successful business career, he has owned a host of businesses, from a corn-milling plant to an instant coffee brand.

 11 Joseph Lau

Joseph Lau
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Famous As: Hong Kong billionaire
Birthdate: 1951 AD
Nationality: Chinese

 12 Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Chinese

 13 Lucy Peng

Lucy Peng
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Nationality: Chinese

 14 Lü Buwei

Lü Buwei
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 0235 AD
Nationality: Chinese
Died: 0291 AD

 15 Ohno Taiichi

Ohno Taiichi
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Chinese, Japanese
Died: May 28, 1990

 16 Lim Goh Tong

Lim Goh Tong
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Famous As: entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Chinese
Died: October 23, 2007

 17 Gu Kailai

Gu Kailai
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Famous As: Chinese lawyer
Birthdate: November 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese

 18 Tung Chee-hwa

Tung Chee-hwa
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Chinese

 19 Morris Chang

Morris Chang
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Chinese, Taiwanese, American

 20 Lee Shau-kee

Lee Shau-kee
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Banker, Businessperson
Birthdate: January 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Chinese

 21 Rebiya Kadeer

Rebiya Kadeer
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Famous As: human rights activist, businessperson
Birthdate: January 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Chinese

 22 Li Ning

Li Ning
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Chinese

 23 An Wang

An Wang
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Famous As: Co-founder of Wang Laboratories
Birthdate: February 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Chinese, American
Died: March 24, 1990

 24 H.H. K'ung

H.H. K'ung
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: September 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese
Died: August 16, 1967

 25 T.V. Soong

T.V. Soong
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 4, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Chinese
Died: April 26, 1971

 26 Zhang Xin

Zhang Xin
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Famous As: chief executive officer, entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese

 27 Li Ruigang

Li Ruigang
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Nationality: Chinese

 28 Nina Wang

Nina Wang
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: September 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Chinese
Died: April 3, 2007

 29 Xu Ming

Xu Ming
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Famous As: businessperson
Birthdate: March 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Chinese
Died: December 4, 2015

 30 Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie

Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: June 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Chinese
Died: August 25, 1993

 31 Zhang Jian

Zhang Jian
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 1, 1853
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Chinese
Died: July 17, 1926

 32 Vivian Shun-wen Wu

Vivian Shun-wen Wu
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Famous As: Taiwanese businesswoman
Birthdate: December 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Chinese, Taiwanese
Died: August 9, 2008

 33 Robert Charles Chien

Robert Charles Chien
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Lea Salonga’s Husband
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Chinese, Japanese