Zhong Shanshan, the 65-year-old founder and controlling shareholder of Nongfu Spring. Photo: Handout Zhong Shanshan, the 65-year-old founder and controlling shareholder of Nongfu Spring. Photo: Handout
Zhong Shanshan, the 65-year-old founder and controlling shareholder of Nongfu Spring. Photo: Handout

Chinese tycoon Zhong Shanshan overtakes Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest person

  • Zhong’s net worth has surged US$70.9 billion this year to US$77.8 billion thanks to two unrelated fields
  • It’s one of the fastest accumulations of wealth in history, and until this year he was little known outside China

Topic |   Banking & Finance
Zhong Shanshan, the 65-year-old founder and controlling shareholder of Nongfu Spring. Photo: Handout Zhong Shanshan, the 65-year-old founder and controlling shareholder of Nongfu Spring. Photo: Handout
Zhong Shanshan, the 65-year-old founder and controlling shareholder of Nongfu Spring. Photo: Handout
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