Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:30pm: “China’s Billionaire Boom and Why It Matters”

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Date(s) - Saturday, November 15 2014
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



China’s Billionaire Boom and Why It Matters

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Venue: Sweeney’s

Mainland China today ranks second only to the U.S. as home to the world’s largest population of billionaires.  Forbes magazine identified 242 billionaires on its latest list of China’s richest unveiled on Oct. 28, up from 168 a year earlier.  Will the increase continue? How are new fortunes likely to be made?  What are the implications of China’s boom at the top of the economic ladder for its role in the world and society?

Venue details: Sweeney’s

3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu


Phone: 5466 2069

Admission: FCC member: 50 RMB; non-members 100 RMB

includes free flow coffee/tea/soft drinks  with cookies/sweets.


Daming Zhu, a long-time investment executive in China, is the co-founder of Vision Knight Capital.  Vision Knight Capital’s investors include Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Richard Li’s PCCW.  He previously worked for DT Capital, Linktone, Coca-Cola and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Professor Robert Eng has been with Babson College since 1976. He is currently Executive Director of the Asia Institute at Babson College, a self-funded research and educational center. He consults in the areas of high technology marketing and business in Greater China and has been a founder or board of directors member for several American and Chinese start-up companies.

Russell Flannery, senior editor at Forbes magazine,  has compiled the annual Forbes China Rich List since 2003. He also leads research on the Forbes Hong Kong Rich List and Forbes Taiwan Rich List.

Josefina Mao is a researcher at Forbes China, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes. She compiles the Forbes China Philanthropy List and the Chinese Family Business Report. Josefina holds degrees from Shanghai International Studies University and Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain.


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