Yang Huiyan & family


Yang Huiyan (Yáng Huìyán; born 1981) is a Chinese billionaire businesswoman. She is a property developer and the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang in 2007. She is the richest woman in Asia.

Her father Yang Guoqiang started the real estate company Country Garden in 1997 and transferred 70% of Country Garden’s shares to her before its IPO in 2007. Country Garden’s initial offering raised about $1.6 billion, or as much as Google raised in 2004 in the United States.  As of June 2019, Yang had a net worth of US$21.2 billion. Yang is vice chairman of the board’s governance committee and helped raise $410 million selling new shares in 2014, according to Forbes.

Yang is a 2003 graduate of Bachelor of Arts/Science, Ohio State University.