Forbes Recognizes Wang Wei

Some 25 years ago, Wang Wei was an ordinary delivery man working in Hong Kong. According to Forbes, since making his company SF Express (a subsidiary of SF Holdings) public, Wang is now China’s fourth-richest man with a worth of US$23 billion. It remains unclear how disadvantaged Wang was when he was growing up. He claims his parents both worked as university professors in the mainland, but that their degrees were not recognised when they moved to Hong Kong when Wang was a child. Though Wang claims he grew up in a poor household, his father reportedly worked as an interpreter for the Chinese air force, and on one occasion, gave his son US$20,000 to kick-start his business. Regardless of his background, Wang’s story is inspirational for those eager to build their own business from the ground up.