China's Wang Xuan

Wang Xuan is a 61-year-old former Beijing University math professor with a flair for software. In 1987, he helped create Founder Electronics, now China's most formidable software company, boasting an 80% share in both the Chinese and Hong Kong markets for electronic publishing systems. By yearend, Founder's Hong Kong-listed company plans to issue stock options, which Wang says will turn many of his managers into millionaires--"just like Microsoft."

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