ZONG QINGHOU

ZONG QINGHOU 宗庆后

Chairman, Hangzhou Wahaha Group 杭州娃哈哈集团董事长
Net worth: US$12.3 bil
Estimated donations: $435 mil yuan
Philanthropic focus: Education, Employment 教育,创造就业机会
China's beverage billionaire believes charity is more about creating wealth for society than giving money away — the 68-year-old invests in poor and remote areas, alleviating poverty through job creation and education. Of the 435 million yuan his company has donated since its inception 26 years ago, 300 million yuan has gone towards education. 68岁。中国饮料大亨。认为慈善应该是为社会创造财富,而不是单纯地捐钱。重点投资偏远贫困地区、通过教育和创造就业机会扶贫。自26年前成立以来,公司已捐出4亿3500万人民币,其中3亿用于教育。