China boom sparks an auto billionaires club
The growth spurt in China's auto industry has created several billionaires, and most still run the relatively young companies they created. These auto tycoons are among the top 125 on a list of the 1,000 richest Chinese compiled by Hurun Research Institute:
Sun Guangxin, 49, chairman of China Grand Auto Group, a network of dealerships: $4.3 billion.
Lu Guanqiu, 67, president of the Wanxiang Group, a supplier of chassis components: $4.1 billion.
Wei Jianjun, 48, chairman of Great Wall Motor Co.: $2.8 billion.
Li Shufu, 49, chairman of Geely Group, owner of Volvo Car Corp.: $1.8 billion.
Wang Chuanfu, 46, CEO of BYD Co.: $1.6 billion.