Guiping Zhang

Ranked 495th on Forbes’ billionaire list and 39th on China’s, Zhang Guiping is chairman of publicly traded property and hotel business Suning Universal. He earned his fortune in real estate in Nanjing and is looking to expand into the country’s booming entertainment and film industry. Last year, Suning paid $5.6 million for a 70 percent stake in Suning Universal Film Investment and a $290 million investment for a seven percent stake of the South Korea-listed FNC Entertainment.

Company:

Suning Universal

Net worth:

US$3.2 billion