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McCormick Family Office

Sargent explored many curiosities, including a special study on the Golden Age of space exploration for the McCormick Observatory given by Leander McCormick. Through this study, he developed his interest in the McCormick family—and the seeds to his upcoming book were planted.

 

Sargent M. McCormick wrote a book about the McCormick brothers, Cyrus, Leander, and William, and the invention of the McCormick reaper. Telling the story between the two dueling brothers, Sargent’s goal is to eliminate the distance between the audience and the story. Based upon his plan, Sargent will write a political satire about Morrisania.” 

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Nanchun Jiang Family

Mr. Nanchun Jiang is the founder of Focus Media. He has been chairman of the board of directors and CEO since the company was founded in May 2003.

 

In the Hurun 100 Rich List in 2016, Mr. Jiang ranked 43rd with 35 billion wealth.  In the 2016 Hurun Rich List, Mr. Jiang ranked 10th with 32.5 billion yuan.

 

In October 2018, Mr. Jiang ranked 58th in the Hurun 100 Rich List with 39 billion wealth. In the 2019 Forbes List of World‘s Billionaires, he ranked 645th with $3.4 billion.

 

 On October 10, 2019, the “Hurun Rich List of 2019” announced that Mr. Jiang ranked 153RD with 22 billion yuan of wealth.

 

On February 26, 2020, with a wealth of 29 billion yuan, he ranked 626th in the "2020 Hurun Global Rich List".

 

On July 23, 2020, Jiang ranked 93rd in the "2020 Forbes China Charity List" with a total cash donation of 17 million yuan.

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Richard Conn

Principal & Managing Partner 

Innovate Partners

Mr. Conn is the Managing Partner of Innovate Partners LLC, an emerging company private investment firm (www.innovatepartners.com), and of Conn International Group LLC, an international advisory firm focusing upon Russia and Ukraine (www.connig.com). He advised the Yeltsin government on legal restructuring and co-authored Collier Labor Law and the Bankruptcy Code.

Mr. Conn practiced international corporate law and litigation as an equity partner with the international law firm Latham & Watkins. He founded the firm’s Moscow office in 1992, served as President of the Moscow based Foreign Bar Association and lived in Moscow during 1992-1995 and 2003 -2007.

In 2010, Mr. Conn ran for the Deputy Presidency of the World Chess Federation on an international ticket headed by the Twelfth World Champion Anatoly Karpov with the support of the Thirteenth World Champion Garry Kasparov and is an avid chess player. He is fluent in Russian and Spanish.

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Yongping Duan Family

Mr. Yongping Duan is famous all over the country for the creation of two famous brands: “XIAO BA WANG” and “BU BU GAO”.

 

He is now the chairman of BU BU GAO Group.

 

 In October 2019, Mr. Duan ranked 351st on the Hurun 100 Rich List in 2019.

 

On February 26, 2020, with a wealth of 11 billion yuan, he ranked 1805th worldwide in the“2020 Hurun Global Rich List”.

 

The rise of Huang Zheng, the founder of PIN DUO DUO (NASDAQ: PDD), has become the second richest person of Chinese descent in China, largely thanks to Duan Yongping's guidance.

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Josié J. Santos

José Santos was asked by a major candidate for governor of California to lead his policy analysis team in its exploratory phase.

Mr. Santos also served as press liaison and advised the campaign staff on official issue positions, as well as serving on a committee to obtain endorsements from key political and business leaders. Mr. Santos was instrumental in obtaining the endorsement of the President of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, who currently serves as the Secretary of Health & Human Services in the Biden Administration. Following the gubernatorial campaign, Mr. Santos established a public affairs consultancy in which he advised key political figures on official issue positions and crisis management. During this phase of his career, Mr. Santos established significant ties with senior policy makers in Mexico and South America. Mr. Santos organized meetings between Mexican government officials, business leaders and the president of Hyundai Corp USA amongst others. He also became heavily involved with a non-profit organization recognizing the positive portrayals of Latinos in film and television. Mr. Santos served on a committee honoring Martin Sheen as the lifetime achievement award recipient for his trajectory as an actor, and as a positive role model for Latinos in film and television

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Zhao Family Office

Mr. Tao Zhao is currently chairman of the board of directors of Buchang (Hong Kong) Holding Co., Ltd., co-founder and chairman of Buchang Pharmaceutical, chairman of Air Business School, vice president of China Overseas Chinese Investment Enterprise Association, and chairman of Science and Technology Innovation Committee of China Overseas Chinese Merchants Association. He has won the title of “China‘s Top 10 Talents”, “China’s Top 10  Philanthropists”, honorary president of Beijing Shangxi Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, Beijing Jilin Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, Guangxi Overseas Chinese Merchants Association, vice president of Enterprise Citizenship Committee of Beijing Social Work Association, executive vice president of Beijing Overseas Chinese Technology Entrepreneurs Association, executive director of Beijing Red Cross Foundation .

 

In August 2019, he was ranked 1605th on the Forbes Global list of billionaires in 2019. In 2019, Hurun ranked No. 98 on the list of 100 rich people. On November 3, he won the first ”Outstanding Social Entrepreneur“ award. On November 7, 2019, Mr. Zhao ranked 202 on the Forbes China 400 list with a wealth of 12.66 billion yuan. On February 26, 2020, Zhao‘s family ranked 540 worldwide in the "2020 Hurun Global Rich List" with a wealth of 32 billion yuan.

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Jun Lei Family

Mr. Lei is vice chairman of China Federation of Industry and Commerce, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 01810), and chairman of Beijing Jinshan Software Co., Ltd. He is also the Top 10 Economic Figures of the year in 2017 and famous angel investor in China. Mr. Lei Jun, as a representative of China‘s Internet and the global leader of e-commerce innovation of the year, has won many honors at home and abroad, such as China’s Economic Person of the year, Top 10 Financial and Intellectual Leaders, and was elected as the 2014 Business Person of Forbes (Asian Edition).

 

At the same time, he is also the chairman of three listed companies including Jinshan, YY and Cheetah mobile. Mr. Lei Jun has been a member of the CPPCC Haidian District for two times.

 

In March 2019, with a wealth of $9.6 billion,he ranked 143rd on the Forbes Global Billionaire List in 2019. In 2019, Hurun ranked him 29th. On November 7, Forbes released the list of China's richest people in 2019, with Lei Jun ranking 25th with a wealth value of 61.52 billion yuan. On February 26, 2020, with a wealth of 102 billion yuan, he ranked 102nd in the "2020  Hurun Global Rich List".

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Yan Tang Family

Mr. Yan Tang is the co-founder, CEO and chairman of Momo Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO). In October 2014, Mr. Tang was selected by Fortune magazine as one of the ”World‘s 40 Business Elites under the Age of 40“, and was the only Chinese on the list at that time. In the evening of December 11, 2014, Momo was listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange of the United States with the trading code of ”MOMO“.In February 2015, he was shortlisted for the person of the year award of ”2014 China Internet Person of the Year“. In August 2019, he was listed on the list of the best CEOs of Chinese Listed Companies in 2019.

 

And he was the No. 1605 on Forbes World’s List of Billionaires in 2019. On October 10, 2019, the Tang Family ranked 370th in the Hurun rich list with 10.5 billion yuan. On November 7, 2019, the Tang Family ranked 231st on the Forbes China 400 list with a wealth of 11.31 billion yuan. On February 26, 2020, the Tang Family ranked 1891th worldwide in the "2020 Hurun Global Rich List" with a wealth of 11 billion yuan.

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Yu Family Office

Mr. Yu Minhong, is the founder of New Oriental Education Group and an expert in English teaching and management. He served as chairman of New Oriental Education & Technology Group, co-founder of Hongtai Foundation, vice president of China Youth Entrepreneur Association, member of all China Youth Federation, etc.

 

He resigned from Peking University in 1991 and founded Beijing New Oriental School in 1993. He led New Oriental to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006. In 2009, he was awarded CCTV Economic Figure of the year. In 2012, he was awarded The Most Influential 50 Business Leaders in China. On November 26, 2014, together with Sheng Xitai, former chairman of Huatai United Securities, co-founded Hongtai Fund. In July 2019, it ranked 58th on Forbes China Charity List in 2019. In November 2019, he was rated as an outstanding social entrepreneur.

 

 On November 7, 2019, the 2019 Forbes China 400 Rich List announced that Yu Minhong ranked 101st with a wealth of 22.63 billion yuan. On February 26, 2020, with a wealth of 25 billion yuan, he ranked 762th in the "2020 Hurun Global Rich lLst". On July 23, 2020, Yu Minhong ranked 80th in Forbes 2020 China Charity List with total cash donation of 22.1 million yuan.

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Meisong Lai Family

Mr. Meisong Lai is the Chairman and President of ZTO Express Service Co., Ltd. (NYS: ZTO).

 

 

In 2019, Forbes ranked Mr. Lai 568th on the Global List of Billionaires, with a wealth of 3.7 billion USD.

 

In 2019, Hurun ranked him 91st in the list of 100 Rich People. In 2019, Forbes ranked him 66th on China's 400 Richest People List, with a wealth value of 32.53 billion yuan.

 

On February 26, 2020, with 36 billion yuan of wealth, he was ranked 445th worldwide in the "2020 Hurun Global Rich List".

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Yuan Lin Family & Fund

Mr Yuan Lin is known as China‘s God of Stocks. Its annual performance of secondary market funds is the top 3 in China, and he is one of the most top fund managers in China.

 

In th beginning, Mr. Lin collected 8000 yuan to enter the stock market in 1989 and made 10 million yuan fortune in 1992.

 

At the end of October 2006, the stock market value of Lin Yuan Fund reached 2 billion yuan.

 

After more than ten years’ efforts, he has become a legend in China‘s securities industry, and his own wealth has exceeded billions.

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Xing Wang Family

Mr. Xing Wang is the founder of Ren Ren, the president of Fan Fou, and the founder and CEO of Mei Tuan (SEHK: 03690).

 

On October 18, 2016, the 2016 Hurun Rich List was released, and Mr. Wang ranked 35th with 10.5 billion yuan. In October 2018, Mr. Wang ranked 58th in the Hurun 100 Rich List with 39 billion wealth. In 2019, Forbes ranked 379th on the World's List of Billionaires, and he was with a wealth of $4.8 billion. On October 10, 2019, the Hurun Rich List of 2019 announced that Mr. Wang won the 65th ranking with a wealth of 40 billion yuan.  On November 7, Forbes released the list of China's Richest People in 2019, with Mr. Wang ranking 38th with a wealth value of 51.97 billion yuan. On December 18, 2019, Mr. Wang was selected into the list of "70 Chinese Returnees in 70 Years". On February 26, 2020, Mr. Wang ranked 262nd in the "2020 Hurun Global Rich List" with a wealth of 53 billion yuan. On May 12, 2020, Mr. Wang ranked 35th in the "2020 New Wealth 500 Rich List" with a wealth of 52.65 billion yuan.