Today, Forbes released a list of charitable heroes, a total of 30 outstanding selfless people on the list, including Ma Yun, Yu Junlong, Wu Yuanxi, Xu Xin and other Chinese were selected on the list. The list recognizes billionaires, entrepreneurs and celebrities in the region who are committed to solving Asia’s most pressing problems.
Here are the top people from China:
Jack Ma, 55
Founder of Jack Ma Foundation for Public Welfare
All along, Ma Yun has insisted on engaging in public welfare. In 2014, Ma Yun personally funded the establishment of the “Ma Yun Public Welfare Foundation”, focusing on the field of education and development, has launched the “Ma Yun Village Teacher Sheraton Program”, “Ma Yun Village Teacher Program” “Ma Yun Village Normal School Program” “Ma Yun Village Youth Palace Program” and other projects. It has a direct impact on teachers and principals of more than 100,000 and more than 1 million students. Mr Ma’s departure as chairman of Alibaba Group’s board of directors has spending more time on philanthropy. Recently, he was awarded the Malcom. S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award.
Junlong, 50 years old
Founder of Hengyu Group
In June 2018, real estate magnate Yu Junlong pledged $50 million to build the Second People’s Hospital in Lufeng City, Guangdong Province. The size of the hospital is about 5. 70,000 square meters, 14 floors of the hospital building, planned 500 beds. Last year, Mr. Yu paid $5.6 million to fund the expansion of a high school in Taiwei. Previously, he also donated $35 million to his alma mater, Azi Middle School, to build a new campus that opened in 2012. – Jane Ho
Wu Yuanxi, 61 years old
Chairman, Green sea city group
Chairman of Hanjing Group
Wu Yuanxi and Wu Yuangang brothers are real estate giants. In June 2018, the couple donated $49 million to build a new campus for two high schools in their hometown of Taiwei, Guangdong Province. One of the new campuses opened in September as a college since the 18th century. Brother Wu Yuanxi also helped build seven other schools in the city. In 2008, he founded the Wu Yuanxi Charitable Foundation, which has supported more than 1,000 poor students to receive a college education. – Jane Ho
Yu Zhonghui, 57
Chairman of Shenzhen Haiyun Tian Investment Holding Group, Chairman of Shenzhen Haiyun Tian Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Haiyun Tian Investment Holding Stakes Group is engaged in education assessment services and other business, Yu Zhonghui owns 81% of the group. Yu Zhonghui provided $1.4 million through the group to renovate a boarding school in Guizhou Province, China. The donation was made through the Zhongshan Fraternity Foundation and will be managed by the foundation. In 2017, Yu Zhonghui donated $140,000 to help upgrade the facilities of the Van Net Mountain Nature Reserve to the Golden Monkey Wildlife Rescue Station. That same year, she signed the donation pledges initiated by Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, becoming the first woman in the Mainland to sign the pledge. – Jane Ho
Tao Ming Liu, 62 years old
Good Property Chairman and Owner
Last year, Liu Daoming and his wife, Wang Ping, pledged $11 million to the Hubei Good Community Volunteer Foundation. The foundation was founded in 2016 by the couple. At the time, the foundation was funded with $3 million to help older volunteers develop their expertise and volunteer. For example, retired teachers can tutor their children, and elderly people who have worked in medicine can offer free health lectures. A total of 1. More than 10,000 volunteers have invested nearly 310,000 hours of the foundation’s project. Good House is a publicly traded company with revenues of about RMB2.5 billion (US$350 million) last year. This year, Liu Daoming signed the donation pledge. – Jane Ho
Xu Xin, 52 years old
Today Capital Founding Partner
Last year, venture capitalist Xu Xin donated about $4 million to his alma mater, Nanjing University, to launch the Xuxin Artificial Intelligence Development Fund. The fund aims to recruit top talent and advance the field of artificial intelligence. Xu Xin’s previous donations include about $6 million in grants from Nanjing University since 2010. Of these, a scholarship established in 2015 offers up to $60,000 per award-winning undergraduate to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics overseas, the highest-funded scholarship from Nanjing University. Xu Xin graduated from Nanjing University in 1988 and founded Today Capital in 2005 and now manages $2.5 billion in funds invested in start-ups located in China. – Jane Ho
Cao Qixuan, 80 years old
Vice Chairman and Director of Yongxin Enterprise Co., Ltd.
This year, Cao’s Bai Xian Asia Institute awarded at least 85 scholarships to Asian students, up to a single share of up to 2. $50,000 for their studies at universities in China and Japan. In 2014, Cao qixuan invested $100 million to set up the Foundation to set up the Institute of Education, which is funded primarily by the aforementioned scholarships. The agency also has four other founders who have donated $10 million. Cao Qixuan is the honorary chairman of the institution. His daughter, Ronna, is co-founder and CEO, and brother Silas Chao is a member of the advisory board. Cao Qixuan has created wealth through his family’s textile business, Yongxin Enterprise. Originally a non-branded clothing supplier, Yongxin started out as a branded product, turning Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors into a big brand. Cao, who has always believed in the value of international education, received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1962 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1964. He says the experience has made him aware of the importance of overseas engagement. To date, the institute has offered 480 scholarships to students in 25 Asian countries and regions. –Jane Ho
Liao Tang Huihui, 71
Jihui Group Chairman
On his 70th birthday in June last year, Mr. Liao donated HK$80 million (US$10 million) to Caritas’s college through his family’s L.T. Foundation. The school has named the School of Business and Hospitality Management after Liao Tang Huixuan and the Academy of Social Sciences after her mother, Tang Luo Fengxian. Liao Tang Huixuan is the 4th richest woman in Hong Kong, China. She founded the Property Developer Ji Hui Group in 1976, the L and T Foundation in 2003 and the Rita T. Liu Foundation in 2015, which has donated HK$400 million over the years to cultural heritage protection, medical research, women’s rights and other causes. – Jane Ho