Pollyanna Chu is a businesswoman from Hong Kong. She serves as the CEO of Kingston Financial Group and Golden Resorts Group. She is also the Chairman of Sincere Watch. Present estimate shows that Chu is worth US$4.8 billion. She is the 14th richest person in Hong Kong. Early Life and Education Pollyanna Chu (Chu Yuet wah) was born as Yuet Wah Lee in August 1958 in Hong Kong. Her father’s name was Wai Man Lee. She grew up in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. When she was 18, Pollyanna went to San Francisco, the US to study. She earned her Bachelor’s...

Sam Zell or Shmuel Zielonka is a famous American businessman. He invests in commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, healthcare, and communications. Early Life and Education Samuel “Sam” Zell or Shmuel Zielonka was born on 27th September 1941 in Chicago. When Sam was twelve, the family moved to Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from Highland Park High School. In 1963, Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. While studying, he was the member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Personal...

Shari Arison is an American-born Israeli businesswoman, philanthropist and Israel’s wealthiest woman. She owns Arison Investments Companies of which the largest is the Bank Hapoalim. She has many philanthropic organisations. These are subsidiaries of the Ted Arison Family Foundation. Early Life and Education Shari Arison was born on 9th September 1957 in New York City to Ted Arison and Mina Arison Sapir. In 1966, her parents divorced so Shari moved to live with her mother in Israel. When she was twelve, she moved to the US to live...

Wee Cho Yaw is Singapore’s veteran banker and Chairman emeritus of United Overseas Bank. His father had co-founded the bank in 1935. Now, this bank is the third lender of Singapore. Since the economy growth was slow and the loans were bad, the revenues of United Overseas Bank dropped (2016). Personal Life of Wee Wee Cho Yaw was born on 10th January 1929 in Kinmen to Wee Kheng Chiang and his second wife. Wee Cho Yaw has many siblings namely Wee Bee Ngo, Wee Hood Teck, Wee Cho Bian, Wee Siok Hua, Wee Hian Teck, Wee Bee Siok, Wee Bee...

Andrew Forrest was declared as the richest Australian businessman in June 2008. Andrew is the former CEO and present non-executive Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). He is also interested in mining industry and cattle stations. Personal Life John Andrew Henry Forrest or “Twiggy”, born in 1961 in Perth, Western Australia, is the youngest of three children of Judith (née Fry) and Donald Forrest. He completed his schooling from Hale School. Andrew graduated in economics and politics from the University of Western Australia....

Savitri Devi Jindal is the richest woman in India. In 2016, Savitri was ranked 16th richest Indian having $4 billion and world’s 453rd richest person. Savitri is the world’s 7th richest mother. She enjoys speaking about her children though she continues with her husband’s public work. Early Life and Eduaction Savitri Devi Jindal was born on 20th March 1950 in Tinsukia, Assam and holds a diploma. In 1970, Savitri married O.P. Jindal who founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate. Their sons are Prithviraj,...

Odd Reitan is a Norwegian businessman. He is into wholesaler and retail franchiser of the Reitan Group or Reitangruppen. He is the co-owner and CEO of the Reitan Group of five important businesses. It comprises of REMA 1000, Reitan Convenience, Uno-X, Reitan Eiendom [real estate] and Reitan Kapital. Over the years, Group has expanded to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Reitan Group is owned by Odd Reitan and sons, Ole Robert Reitan and Magnus Reitan. Personal Life of Odd Odd Reitan was born on 11th...

Ivan Glasenberg is a Swiss businessman. Earlier, he has taken citizenships of Australia and South America. Currently, Ivan is the Chief Executive Officer of Glencore International PLC, one of the world’s largest commodity trading Companies. In addition, he is the board member of the mining Companies Xstrata PLC and Minara Resources Ltd. Ivan Glasenberg is a Swiss businessman. He earned his Glasenberg’s fortune. This was from 8.4% stake in Glencore, the world’s biggest commodities trader (2016 Annual Report). Initially,...

Zhang Zhidong is also called Tony Zhang. He is a Chinese business in the Computer Science industry. Zhang Zhidong was one of the co-founders of Tencent Holdings Ltd in Shenzhen, China. He worked there as the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director. Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a China social and Internet heavyweight. It excels in making free messaging services that attracted billions of users. Zhang Zhidong worked for Tencent for sixteen years until he resigned in September 2014. After that, not much is known about Zhang Zhidong. Personal...

Gong Hongjia is an outstanding, Chinese entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder, Vice Chairman and largest shareholder of Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology in China. This firm is the world’s largest supplier of video surveillance products. The firm provides equipments such as cameras, video recorders and others. Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology has over 15,000 employees. Early Life and Education Gong Hongjia was born in Zhejiang, a province in eastern China, in 1965. During his school days, he preferred to literature...

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