Photo: Hangzhou-based ‘media & entertainment queen’ Wu Yan is, at 36-year-old, the youngest self-made billionaire. She is currently chairman of Hakim Unique Media Group.
The Guinness World Records world record for the richest person is William H Gates III (aka Bill Gates, USA), with a fortune of $79.2 billion (£51.9 billion), according to the World’s Billionaires 2015 list released by Forbes.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the oldest living US dollar billionaire; it is John Simplot (USA, b.4 January 1909), who had a net worth valued at $3.2 billion (£1.6 billion) when listed on Forbes.com on 8 March 2007, aged 98 years 63 days. Mr Simplot of Boise, Idaho, USA, self-made his fortune in the agricultural business, most notably in potato products.
Hangzhou-based ‘media & entertainment queen’ Wu Yan is, at 36-year-old, the youngest self-made billionaire. She is currently chairman of Hakim Unique Media Group.
In 2012, Hakim shares (later changed to Hakim Unique) listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange, which led Wu Yan to become China’s youngest female chairman.
Founded in 2001, Hakim is now the leading service provider of smart city solutions and has been recognized as the National top 10 IT service provider and National Top 10 Enterprise in Intelligent Building Industry.
Wuyan, female, was born in 1981, master of Peking University, Zhejiang University, master degree, economist.
China is a hub for female billionaires and boasts the largest amount of self-made ones with 56 in total, according to the “Hurun Global Rich List 2017 series.”