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#174 Wang Wenyin $8.32B

Random fact: Set up Singapore-based metal trader Awin Resource in 2011.

Overview

Wang is the founder and chairman of Amer International Group, a closely held miner, processor and trader of copper and other metals. The Shenzen, China-based company had revenue of 300 billion yuan ($46 billion) in 2015. The group's businesses include a Singapore-based metal trader, a computer-chip maker and a polyimide producer.

As of July 26, 2017:
Last change +$446M (+5.7%)
YTD change +$1.94B (+30.4%)
Industry Commodities
Biggest asset Amer International Group
Citizenship China
Age 49
Wealth Self-made
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Net Worth Summary

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The majority of Wang's fortune is derived from his control of Amer International Group, the closely held copper miner and processor he founded in 1994. A 2013 regulatory filing for the group's Singapore subsidiary shows that the unit was wholly owned by Wang's wife, Liu Jiehong, and a British Virgin Islands-based holding company, Tonghui Worldwide Group. Wang's credited with the entire fortune to reflect his status as founder of the group.

Amer had revenue of 300 billion yuan ($46 billion) in 2015, according to its website. The company is valued using the enterprise value-to-sales multiple of one publicly traded peer: Jiangxi Copper. A 30 percent discount is applied because of a lack in transparency in its financials. Amer doesn't disclose detailed financial information. The valuation has been adjusted to reflect changes in the BI Global Copper Competitive Peer Group index since April 22, 2016.

The billionaire owns real estate through his Singapore-based investment company, Wen Way. It's valued at cost, according to the prices disclosed on its website.

The costs of Wen Way's property purchases and the development of industrial parks in China are included as liabilities.

Fan Xinlan, a media representative for Amer, declined to comment on the billionaire's net worth.

Biography

Birthdate: 3/2/1968
Family: Married, No children

Wang Wenyin was born in Anqing, a city in the Chinese province of Anhui, on March 2, 1968, according to filings with the U.K.'s Companies House. He set up miner and copper processor Amer International Group in 1994. Nine years later, the company opened a 1,000-acre copper wire manufacturing site in Shenzhen, China, which is one of six factories in the city today, according to the company's website.

More plants followed, including a copper mine in Ganzhou and a processing park in Quanwei in 2005. The group opened an industrial park focused on computer chip design in 2011, and also is investing in polyimide production.

Awin Resource, a metal trader that had revenue of $4.5 billion in 2013, was established in Singapore in 2011. The billionaire's real estate investment company, Wen Way, bought 22 retail units in Singapore in 2013.

Wang, who lives in Shenzhen, according to U.K. filings, is married to Liu Jiehong, who is managing director of Amer.

Milestones
  • 1968 Wang Wenyin is born in China's Anhui province.
  • 1971 Wife Liu Jiehong is born.
  • 1994 Establishes Amer International Group.
  • 2003 Opens 1,000-acre copper wire manufacturing site in Shenzhen, China.
  • 2009 Copper processing begins at Amer's plant in Tongling City, China.
  • 2010 Buys world's largest copper rod production equipment.
  • 2011 Creates Singapore-based metal trader Awin Resource.
  • 2011 Sets up semiconductor subsidiary to create cluster in Chizhou, China.
  • 2012 Establishes real estate investment company Wen Way Investments.
  • 2013 Purchases retail units in Singapore for $105 million.