Recently the Hurun Research Institute released its Hurun Global Chinese Rich List 2015, a ranking of the richest Chinese in the world, sponsored by China-based asset manager Hanya Capital.
Spread out over 18 countries and regions, Hurun Research found 1577 individuals with wealth of CNY 2bn. Of those, 302 were from outside of mainland China. The total wealth came to a staggering US$2.1 trillion, the equivalent of the GDP of Russia, or 1.5 times that of South Korea.
Of these individuals, 1,254 live in mainland China and have a total wealth of US$1.4 trillion. They represent 67 percent of the total list. 99 live in Hong Kong, with a total wealth of US$290 billion. 89 were born and grew up in Taiwan.
Real estate is the main resource for the wealth of the listed billionaires from non-mainland China, representing 24 percent of the list. The manufacturing industry follows, with 16 percent. IT and food & drink each comprise 9 percent of the list, ranking third.
Source: Xinhua, September 10, 2015