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Chinese billionaires who got richer during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 richest Chinese billionaires are booming — with a collective wealth that ballooned by $331.26 billion to more than $649 billion during the pandemic, according to a CEOWORLD magazine analysis. Zhong Shanshan, China’s richest person, fattened his wallet by some $71.4 billion to about $78.2 billion, as of January 3, 2021. Colin Huang also did quite well, as his net worth grew by $43.0 billion, jumping $62.6 billion, the data shows. China’s billionaire class had a smashing 2020.

Pony Ma is also among the Chinese billionaires — who had a great 2020, adding $17.8 billion to his pile, which now totals $56.4 billion. RICH GETTING RICHER: Jack Ma fattened his wallet by some $3.97 billion to about $50.6 billion. CEOWORLD magazine estimates that the 20 richest Chinese billionaires billionaires have collectively gotten $331.26 billion richer in 2020. China’s top 20 billionaires are worth an estimated $649 billion, based on CEOWORLD magazine’ calculations using stock prices from January 3, 2021.

No one in China has had a better 2020 than Zhong Shanshan, whose fortune has grown an astonishing $71.4 billion this year to nearly $78.2 billion, making him the richest person in China.

Who’s Getting Rich ?

These Chinese billionaires have gained the most in 2020.

  1. Zhong Shanshan
    Net worth: $78.2 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $71.4 billion in the last year.
  2. Colin Huang
    Net worth: $62.6 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $43.0 billion in the last year.
  3. Pony Ma
    Net worth: $56.4 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $17.8 billion in the last year.
  4. Jack Ma
    Net worth: $50.6 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $3.97 billion in the last year.
  5. He Xiangjian
    Net worth: $36.8 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $13.2 billion in the last year.
  6. Pang Kang
    Net worth: $31.9 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $19.0 billion in the last year.
  7. Lei Jun
    Net worth: $31.3 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $20.2 billion in the last year.
  8. William Ding
    Net worth: $30.5 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $11.9 billion in the last year.
  9. Yang Huiyan
    Net worth: $30.0 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $3.10 billion in the last year.
  10. Wang Wei
    Net worth: $25.1 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $16.7 billion in the last year.
  11. Zhang Yiming
    Net worth: $25.0 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $12.0 billion in the last year.
  12. Zhang Zhidong
    Net worth: $24.2 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $8.05 billion in the last year.
  13. Qin Yinglin
    Net worth: $22.8 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $13.6 billion in the last year.
  14. Li Shu Fu
    Net worth: $22.2 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $9.96 billion in the last year.
  15. Wang Xing
    Net worth: $21.8 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $14.3 billion in the last year.
  16. Sun Piaoyang
    Net worth: $21.3 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $7.98 billion in the last year.
  17. Chen Bang
    Net worth: $20.5 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $13.8 billion in the last year.
  18. Zhong Huijuan
    Net worth: $19.8 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $6.05 billion in the last year.
  19. Richard Liu
    Net worth: $19.7 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $11.5 billion in the last year.
  20. Jiang Rensheng
    Net worth: $18.3 billion
    Net worth year-over-year change: Up by $13.3 billion in the last year.

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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