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# 422 Yang Jianliang $5.84B

Random fact: Has a silicon crystal subsidiary in Inner Mongolia.


Yang is the chairman of Wuxi Shangji Automation, a maker of photovoltaic equipment. The Wuxi, China-based company manufactures monocrystalline silicon for use in solar cells as well as a range of high-end processing tools and parts. It reported revenue of 10.9 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) in 2021.

As of :
Last change -$103M ( -1.7%)
YTD change +$1.71B ( +41.4%)
Biggest asset 603185 CH Equity
Country / Region China
Age 53
Industry Industrial
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Yang's wealth is derived from his stake in Wuxi Shangji Automation, a China-based supplier of photovoltaic equipment.

Yang owns about 57% of the company directly as well as through his wife, son and a holding company, according to its 2022 first-quarter report.

Cash holdings are valued based on an analysis of historical transactions, stock performance and taxes.

Zhuang Kejie, a spokesperson for the company, didn't respond to a request for comment on the net worth calculation.


Birthdate: 6/13/1969
Family: Unmarried, No children

Yang Jianliang was born on June 13, 1969.

In 1993, he began working for a manufacturer of refrigeration equipment in Wuxi, China. He was factory manager by 1998 and was appointed chairman of Wuxi Shangji in 2011.

The company became publicly traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2018.

  • 2002 Company is founded.
  • 2004 Enters the photovoltaic equipment industry.
  • 2018 Joins the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • 2020 Most revenue derived from silicon business.