Zhong Shanshan

Rank 25

Zhong Shanshan

60B

Beverages, pharmaceuticals

Hangzhou, Zhejiang

China

  • Zhong Shanshan is the founder and chairman of Nongfu Spring, a bottled water company that listed its shares in Hong Kong in September 2020.
  • Hangzhou-born Zhong dropped out of elementary school during China's chaotic Cultural Revolution.
  • He later had jobs as a construction worker, a newspaper reporter and a beverage sales agent before starting his own business.
  • Zhong also controls Wantai Biological, which makes rapid diagnostic tests for infectious diseases including Covid-19.
  • His son Zhong Shu Zi is Nongfu Spring's non-executive director.