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#340 Pang Kang $5.40B

Random fact: More than 64 percent of Chinese households have bought its products.


Pang is the chairman of Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food, China’s largest soy sauce maker. The Shenzhen-listed company had revenue of 12.3 billion yuan ($1.9 billion) in 2016. With about 4,380 employees, Foshan Haitian produces more than 200 different condiments, including oyster sauce, vinegar, chicken stock and oil.

As of Sept. 22, 2017:
Last change +$44.3M (+0.8%)
YTD change +$2.20B (+69.0%)
Industry Food & Beverage
Biggest asset 603288 CH Equity
Citizenship China
Age 58
Wealth Self-made
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The majority of Pang's wealth is derived from his stake in Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food, China’s largest maker of soy sauce. He owns about 28 percent of the Shanghai-traded company, according to its 2017 semi-annual report.

Pang holds 10 percent of the company directly while another 18 percent belongs to Guangdong Haitian Holding. The billionaire holds a 33 percent stake in this Foshan-based holding company, according to the its 2016 annual report.

Foshan Haitian produces more soy sauce than any other maker in China, according to the company's website.

The value of his cash investments is based on an analysis of dividend income, insider transactions, taxes and market performance.

Guo Luojiang, a spokesman for Foshan Haitian, declined to comment on Pang's net worth.


Birthdate: 1958
Family: Married, No children
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Pang Kang was born in Foshan in southern China's Guangdong province in 1958. He studied at Guangzhou University where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance in 1980. Pang joined Foshan Sauce Shop right after graduation and quickly rose through the the ranks to become vice chairman by 1982.

Foshan Sauce Shop was restructured as a limited company and renamed as Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food in 1995. At the time, Pang invested 500,000 yuan and became its biggest shareholder, according to the company's IPO prospectus.

Foshan Haitian began trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in February, 2014.

  • 1956 Pang Kang is born in Guangdong, China.
  • 1980 Starts working at Foshan Sauce Shop.
  • 1982 Appointed vise chairman of the business.
  • 1995 Foshan is restructured as a limited company.
  • 2013 Introduces smart robot handling system in Haitian factories.
  • 2014 Haitian goes public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • 2014 Applies big data technology to monitor product quality.
  • 2014 Spends 10 million yuan to set up subsidiaries to make non-soy sauce products.