CEOWORLD magazine - Profiles
Weimin Du
Chairman, Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Du Weimin is the chairman of Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products. Kangtai researches, develops, manufactures and sells various vaccinations. Net worth: $1.1 billion Du was born in 1963 in China, but is now a resident of Hong Kong. Du holds a MBA from Jinan University. Kangtai listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2017. ...    read more
Eddy Sugianto
FOUNDER, Prima Andalan Mandiri Eddy Sugianto is the founder of coal mining group Mandiri and president commissioner of its Indonesia-listed Prima Andalan Mandiri. He took the company public in 2021, raising $32 million. Net worth: $1 billion Prima Andalan Mandiri produced 7.5 million tonnes of coal in 2021, marketed under the brand Mandiri Coal. ...    read more
Keiko Erikawa
Chairman, Koei Tecmo Holdings Keiko Erikawa cofounded videogame developer Koei in 1978 with her husband Yoichi Erikawa. The company, now called Koei Tecmo Holdings, trades on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Yoichi is president and CEO and Keiko is chairman. Keiko manages Koei Tecmo’s $1.1 billion in assets across Japan, Hong Kong and the U.S. Net worth: $1.1 billion The ...    read more
Jeffrey Lorberbaum
CHAIRMAN & CEO, Mohawk Industries Jeffrey Lorberbaum built Georgia-based Mohawk Industries into the largest flooring company in the world; he owns a nearly 15% stake. His father Alan founded Aladdin Mills in 1957 as a maker of bath mats; Lorberbaum joined the company in 1976 and later became CEO. Net worth: $1 billion In 1994, the family sold Aladdin to Mohawk Indust...    read more
James Truchard
CEO, National Instruments James Truchard cofounded National Instruments, a supplier of testing and measurement equipment and software for scientists and engineers, in 1976. A Texas native, he got a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 1974. Net worth: $1.1 billion He launched National Instruments while working as managing director of the ...    read more
Lyu Yixiong
CEO, Shanghai Chicmax Cosmetic Lyu Yixiong is the CEO of Shanghai Chicmax Cosmetic, a China cosmetics supplier Chicmax went public at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in December 2022. Net worth: $1 billion Lyu completed executive management training at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. ...    read more
Ryan Breslow
Cofounder, Bolt Ryan Breslow dropped out of Stanford in 2014 to launch payment startup Bolt. In January 2022, he stepped down as CEO. He is now chairman. Breslow has raised $1.3 billion for Bolt, including $355 million in January 2022, which valued the company at $11 billion. Forbes estimates the company is now worth around $5 billion as private markets have tanked. Net ...    read more
Michael Spencer
Founder, NEX Group Spencer founded inter-broker dealer NEX Group (formerly ICAP), which was acquired by CME Group in 2018 for $5.4 billion. After the half stock, half cash deal, Spencer was granted 3 million shares of CME. Net worth: $1.1 billion He now owns and runs private IPGL Group, which has more than ?1 billion in assets. A loyal Tory, Spencer served as the Conser...    read more
David Golub
CEO, Golub Capital Golub is president of Golub Capital and CEO of the $30 billion in assets firm’s publicly traded finance arm. After stints at Centre Partners and a fund affiliated with Lazard, Golub joined his brother at Golub Capital in 2003. Net worth: $1.1 billion Golub is on the board of Burton Snowboards and also spends significant time backing ParkinsonR...    read more
Rahul Gautam
Chairman, Sheela Rahul Gautam is the chairman and managing director of Sheela Foam, best known for its Sleepwell brand of mattresses. The business was set up his late mother Sheela Gautam in 1971. Net worth: $1.1 billion The company was listed in 2016. Sheela Foam has 10 factories in India, three in Australia and one in Spain. ...    read more
Masaru Wasami
FOUNDER, AZ-COM Maruwa Holdings Masaru Wasami is founder and president of transportation and logistics company AZ-COM Maruwa Holdings (formerly Maruwa Unyu Kikan). He started the company in 1970 with a single truck. Net worth: $1 billion The company was listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2014, moving to the First Section the next year. Customers ...    read more
Wanmao Xu
Chairman, Huamao Group Xu Wanmao chairs the Huamao Group, whose interests include education, real estate and investment. Huamao Group is headquartered in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, where it ranks as one of the city’s largest service industry businesses. Net worth: $1.1 billion Huamao Group’s investments include the Bank of Ningbo. ...    read more
Rodney Lewis
FOUNDER & CEO, Lewis Energy Rodney Lewis grew up on the border in Laredo, Texas. Started Lewis Petro Properties in 1983 with one natural gas well. He eventually acquired 500,000 acres in the Eagle Ford shale and became the fourth-biggest gas producer in Texas. Net worth: $1 billion He owns America’s biggest fleet of air-worthy World War II fighter planes, inclu...    read more
Zhong Sheng Jian
Chairman, Yanlord Land Group Zhong Sheng Jian chairs Singapore-listed Yanlord Land, one of the largest non-government-owned real estate developers in China. Zhong, a mainland native, moved to Singapore in 1988. Net worth: $1.1 billion Yanlord’s prominent China partners include Ping An Insurance, China Merchants Property Development and Poly Real Estate Group. Son Z...    read more
Tadako Nakatani
Sysmex Tadako Nakatani is the widow of Taro Nakatani, who founded medical testing equipment maker Sysmex as a subsidiary of electrical equipment maker Toa Electric in 1968. Taro, who died in 1984, led Toa’s efforts to research, develop and manufacture medical equipment in the early 1960s. Net worth: $1 billion The company is run by her son-in-law Hisashi Ietsugu, w...    read more
David Hindawi
Executive Chairman, Tanium David Hindawi cofounded cybersecurity firm Tanium with his son Orion in 2007. Tanium has raised $800 million from investors who valued it at $6.5 billion in October 2018. In February 2016, Orion took over as CEO from his father. David is executive chairman. Net worth: $1.1 billion David, now a U.S. citizen, was born in Baghdad, grew up in Israe...    read more
Arash Ferdowsi
Cofounder, Dropbox Arash Ferdowsi is a cofounder of Dropbox, a file sharing and storage service that has more than 500 million users. Ferdowsi launched Dropbox in 2007 while he was still a student at MIT, with MIT graduate Drew Houston, who is the CEO. Net worth: $1 billion The company went public in March 2018; shares jumped on the first day of trading. Ferdowsi, who fo...    read more
Koo Bon-sik
Heesung Koo Bon-sik runs LG affiliate Heesung Electronics with his brother Koo Bon-neung, who is also one of the richest people in South Korea. He is the youngest of the four Koo brothers of the LG Group. Net worth: $1 billion Heesung is LG’s largest supplier of backlights, which are used to illuminate LCD displays. Heesung group’s affiliates include LT Preci...    read more
Liu Baolin
CHAIRMAN,  Jointown Pharmaceutical Group Liu Baolin chairs Jointown Pharmaceutical Group, an operator of pharmacies and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Liu was born in a village in Yingcheng in 1953. Net worth: $1 billion After finishing middle school during China’s chaotic Cultural Revolution, he became a “barefoot doctor,” minimal...    read more
Scott Smith
CO – FOUNDER, Qualtrics Scott Smith is one of three cofounders of Utah-based cloud computing company Qualtrics. He cofounded the company in Provo, Utah in 2002 with his two sons, Ryan and Jared; Ryan is the CEO. Net worth: $1 billion Three days before its scheduled IPO in January 2019, Qualtrics was acquired by German software firm SAP for $8 billion in cash. Scott...    read more
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