Chinese national expected to be world’s richest person by 2020
Oh, the heresy.Here's the February Hurun Global Rich List 2016.
The Hurun Rich List predicts that by 2020, the richest person in the world will not live in that bastion of capitalism, the US, but instead be a citizen of the globe’s largest communist nation, the People’s Republic of China.
Rupert Hoogewerf, a British businessman known in China as Hurun founded the Hurun Rich List. In the latest report from the Hurun Research Institute, Hoogewerf predicts that by 2020 the richest person in China will also become the richest in the world.
According to its annual ranking of China’s wealthy, the report says over the past ten years China has seen the fastest growth in rich people and that now China has more billionaires than the US.
Hoogewerf said over the past decade there have been few changes among the richest people in the US. Meanwhile over the past 17 years 12 Chinese people have moved into that category.
Hoogewerf really went out on a limb by predicting that Jack Ma, founder and chief executive of China’s E-commerce giant Alibaba group will overtake property tycoon Wang Jianlin as the wealthiest person on the Chinese mainland....MORE
And Hurun's homepage.