Xin Zhang


The 48-year-old’s Soho China Foundation — co-founded with her architect/developer husband Pan Shiyi in 2005 — gives towards clean toilets, university education for women and social responsibility classes for children, of which 61,000 students have benefitted from since 2008. Over the next three years, 27 million yuan will go to Teach for China, which trains foreign university graduates to teach in China’s poorest schools and communities.


SOHO China

Net worth:

US$3.7 billion