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Rupert Hoogewerf

China's tourists big spenders now

It used to be the Japanese and Americans who would vie for the best photo opportunity beneath the Eiffel Tower or at the Pyramids. Now mainlanders have become one of the world's most ubiquitous - and cash-laden - tourists.

Thursday, 16 June, 2011, 12:00am

Hurun compiler denies rich list brings bad luck

Rupert Hoogewerf, founder and publisher of the list of the mainland's richest tycoons, has defended himself against criticism that his list is a jinx, bringing misfortune to those who appear on it.

21 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Donations by rich under the microscope

The nouveau riche felt the sting of public scrutiny this week over their donations to earthquake relief efforts, prompting some to immediately put more in the pot and others to question how charity is handled on the mainland.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee's home to be sold for quake relief

Entrepreneur Yu Panglin is selling five residential lots in Hong Kong - including the former residence of movie legend Bruce Lee - and assets in Shenzhen to raise funds for earthquake relief.

The 86-year-old philanthropist last week despatched a convoy of medical equipment and personnel, including four doctors and two nurses, to the disaster area in Sichuan province .

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Fortune teller

Rupert Hoogewerf looks pale and a little fragile after what he says was a busy night socialising. But as a man who makes it his business to know what people are worth - the British accountant has compiled a list of the mainland's wealthiest people for years - the schmoozing is par for the course.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

From cook, to tycoon to jailbird, again

Disgraced tycoon Chau Ching-ngai, convicted of embezzlement, bribery and forgery, rose from being a Shanghai dumpling cook to China's 11th-richest person and a fixture of Hong Kong high society, along with his wife, Mo Yuk-ping.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Rich pickings

Rupert Hoogewerf presented the latest edition of his Hurun Report to luxury industry observers and associates at a cocktail party on September 20 at the Kee Club.

The magazine founder held the reception to unveil his 2007 list of top brands in the China market.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland billionaire club members rise to 106 as markets soar

The mainland's surging stock and property markets have helped create 106 billionaires, ranking it second only to the United States in terms of billionaires, according to Shanghai-based Hurun Report.

The number of US billionaires listed by Forbes magazine was fewer than 415 in March. Germany has 55 billionaires, Russia 53, India 36 and Japan 24, Forbes said.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hurun may add HK, Macau rich to listing

Hurun Report, a magazine that tracks the mainland's richest people, may start to include billionaires in Hong Kong and Macau in its China Rich List as the wealth gap among the markets has narrowed.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Rich dig deeper to give the poor a helping hand

Yu Panglin, 85, has seen the light and wants other cataract patients to be able to do the same.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am