Two decades into the 21st century, the realm of the super-rich is no longer monopolised by men, and even the ranks of billionaire women are getting younger . Take 28-year-old Xie Qirun – also known as Theresa Tse – ranked among the 10 richest women in China in 2019. While part of her immense affluence can be attributed to her prestigious family, she also graduated from an Ivy League school and has since proven her abilities in business. Below, we take a look at the rich heiress’ lifestyle, from her family and education, to her achievements and involvement in the arts. Her illustrious family history Xie’s family is not only incredibly wealthy but also has an illustrious history. The Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), founded in Thailand in 1921, is one of the world’s biggest multinational conglomerates today, controlling more than 400 companies in over 20 countries. Revealed: Thailand’s 5 richest billionaires … after King Rama X, of course Xie’s grand-uncle, Dhanin Chearavanont, is senior chairman of the CP Group and was once the richest man in Thailand. In 2017, the Chearavanont family was ranked by Forbes Asia as Asia’s fourth-wealthiest family with a total net worth of US$36.6 billion. Xie’s father’s, Xie Zhengmin, is a multi-billionaire, as is her uncle, Xi Guomin. She is hardworking and ambitious In 2015, Xie graduated from the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics. However, she is not satisfied. Which universities are China’s billionaires sending their children to? In an interview with Nebular in 2018, she said, “I regret not studying for a second degree. After working, I realised there is too much to learn. The pharmaceutical industry is very technically demanding. Thinking back, it would have helped my job a lot if I had studied for a technically focused degree.” She proved her own abilities At the tender age of 23, she inherited her father’s position and became the chairperson of Chinese Biological Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Which 10 cities in the world are homes to the most billionaires? Despite initial doubts about her abilities, young age and relative lack of experience, she achieved US$1.87 billion in sales in the six months after taking over the company. Within five years, she had successfully increased the company’s market value from US$5 billion to over US$18 billion. She’s passionate about the arts Xie’s passion for the arts led her to set up X Museum in Beijing alongside internationally renowned art collector and friend, Michael Xufu Huang, earlier this year. It is envisioned as a contemporary art museum that provides space for the innovative ideas of young, emerging artists, and to appeal to millennial art-lovers. Xie will be in charge of the museum’s development and philanthropic endeavours. 6 famous museum tours art-loving travellers can now enjoy from home She also has her own art collection which currently comprises around 400 works from Nicolas Party, Liu Ye, Issy Wood, Chen Wei, Hans Hartung and Pamela Rosenkranz, according to The Financial Times . Her rumoured romance There has been no lack of talk about Xie’s love life, with the Chinese media speculating since 2018 that her boyfriend is Zhang Kangyang, son of the chairman of Suning Holdings Group. Xie and Zhang both studied at the University of Pennsylvania. Rumour had it earlier this year that Zhang had successfully proposed to Xie – but Suning Group denied it. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .