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
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

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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
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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