Guo Jingming

Born in 1983 in Zigong, Sichuan Province, Guo Jingming is a popular Chinese writer and publisher of young adult fiction and comic books. He won various youth literary awards when a teenager and became one of the youngest members of the official China Writers' Association in 2007. He is also believed to be one of China's richest writers. 

A pop writer for starry-eyed teens

He calls himself a 'mainland version of the American dream'. And that's just what he is.

Guo Jingming is a self-made young man from poor circumstances who now tops the 2011 Rich List for Chinese writers. His royalties last year alone were 24.5million yuan (HK$30 million).