|Net Worth:||$68 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||December 1, 1954 (68 years old)|
What is Zhong Shanshan’s net worth? How does Zhong Shanshan make his money? Below is the current net worth of Zhong Shanshan and how Zhong Shanshan makes his money.
What is Zhong Shanshan’s Net Worth?
Zhong Shanshan is a Chinese billionaire businessman who has a net worth of $68 billion dollars. He is the chairperson and founder of the Nongfu spring beverage company, and the majority owner of Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise.
Zhong was born in December 1954, in Hangzhou. During the Cultural Revolution, he dropped out of primary school and discover work in construction. He attended a school that is now known as the Zhejiang Radio & TV University studying Chinese.
In 1988, Zhong quit his job as a journalist at the Zhejiang Daily to enter business. He relocated to Hainan, an island off the coast of southern China. During his stay on the island, he sold mushrooms, prawns, and turtles.
Zhong created a bottled water company in Hangzhou in 1996, which later became Nongfu Spring. Nongfu Spring stopped removing natural minerals from its water in 1999. The company grew to be the largest bottled water maker in China under the leadership of Zhong and also one of the largest beverage companies on the planet.
The company beat out some industries like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Watsons to become the best-selling package beverage brand. This allowed for unparalleled market expansion across the country and transformed this once humble company into a leviathan of epic proportions.
In 2012, Nongfu Springs’s natural water became the most popular bottled water according to Nielsen research data. Nongfu Spring was the number one seller of packaged beverages in China since 2012. it was still dominant for complete 8 years.
In September 2020, Nongfu spring’s initial public offering massively increased Zhong’s wealth. it increased his fortune from 18.9 billion dollars to over 50 billion dollars. According to Bloomberg and Forbes respectively, this made him the wealthiest or second richest person.
Forbes listed Zhong as Asia’s wealthiest person at the end of 2020. Forbes reported that the increasing share price of Nongfu Spring made him China’s wealthiest person and the world’s sixth wealthiest person in January 2021, with a net worth of 95 billion.
Zhong owned a 75% stake in Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy by September 2020. He owned 84.4% of Nongfu Spring and was the company’s chairperson as of January 2021.
Zhong go married to Lu Xiaoping. they have three children together
As of this writing in 2022, he is the wealthiest Chinese citizen with a net worth of $68 billion
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