Guo Guangchang: China’s Warren Buffet

Guo Guangchang was born in 1967 in Dongyang, Zhejiang, China. He came from a peasant family in rural Zhejiang.  Like many others it was education that got him out of poverty. Guo graduated from Fudan University in 1992 with a B.A. in Philosophy and teamed up with genetics student Liang Xinjun and computer science student [...]

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Suh Kyung-Bae: Korean Cosmetic King

Suh Kyung-Bae was born in January 1963. He earned a BA in Business Administration from Yonsei University and an MBA from Cornell University. His father started a business in 1945 which would eventually become the largest cosmetics company in South Korea and Suh contributed a great deal to its success. In his youth Suh wasn’t [...]

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Dieter Schnabel: Chemical Magnate

Dieter Schnabel was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1946. His father Hermann Schnabel acquired the company, Helm from Karl Otto Helm in 1950. Herman focused on chemicals trading. Dieter joined the company in 1968 and actively participated in company affairs. He was appointed CEO in 1984 when his father retired from Helm AG.  Herman died [...]

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Kusha Pal Singh: Indian Property Titan

Kusha Pal Singh was born on November 15, 1931 in what is now Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Ch. Mukhtar Singh was a reputed lawyer in Bulandshahr.  Singh graduated from Meerut College, Uttar Pradesh and went to the United Kingdom to study Aeronautical Engineering. He was subsequently selected to the Indian Army by the British [...]

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Gwendolyn Meyer: Cargill Heiress

Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer lives with her husband in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The couple has two children together. This would seem like a typical American family but it’s not. Gwendolyn is a MacMillan; if that does not ring a bell she also happens be the great granddaughter of W. W. Cargill who founded Cargill, Inc. [...]

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