Making sneakers for Nike, Converse and Vans (above) has made  Zhang Congyuan the richest person in Taiwan. Photo: Reuters/Max Rossi
Making sneakers for Nike, Converse and Vans (above) has made Zhang Congyuan the richest person in Taiwan. Photo: Reuters/Max Rossi
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Founder of Huali, sneaker maker for Nike, Converse and Vans, started his first shoe business on a pig farm in Taiwan - now Zhang Congyuan has a US$13 billion-plus fortune

  • Huali makes sneakers for big names including Nike, Converse and Vans, producing over 180 million pairs a year
  • Having started his first sports shoe business on a converted pig farm, Huali founder Zhang Congyuan is now Taiwan’s richest person, ahead of Foxconn’s Terry Gou

Making sneakers for Nike, Converse and Vans (above) has made  Zhang Congyuan the richest person in Taiwan. Photo: Reuters/Max Rossi
Making sneakers for Nike, Converse and Vans (above) has made Zhang Congyuan the richest person in Taiwan. Photo: Reuters/Max Rossi
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