Zhong Shanshan has had to fight his way to the top, but today is a multi-billionaire and China’s richest man, in large part due to his drinks company, Nongfu Water. Photo: Sohu.com
Zhong Shanshan has had to fight his way to the top, but today is a multi-billionaire and China’s richest man, in large part due to his drinks company, Nongfu Water. Photo: Sohu.com

China’s richest man Zhong Shanshan tried journalism, farmed prawns and sold turtle pills before founding Nongfu Spring water

  • Meeting fellow Hangzhou native Zong Qinghou, CEO of Wahaha, was a major turning point
  • After a chequered business career in Hainan, today Zhong’s beverage company and other holdings are worth US$66.8 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index

Zhong Shanshan has had to fight his way to the top, but today is a multi-billionaire and China’s richest man, in large part due to his drinks company, Nongfu Water. Photo: Sohu.com
Zhong Shanshan has had to fight his way to the top, but today is a multi-billionaire and China’s richest man, in large part due to his drinks company, Nongfu Water. Photo: Sohu.com
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