Monday, September 07, 2009

Real estate tycoon top philantropist - Rupert Hoogewerf

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Huang Rulun, one of the wealthiest business men in China and a real estate tycoon, tops also the list of top-philantropists, report several state media. According to a report by the Hurun rich list Huang Rulun has spent 580 million Renminbi (58 million euro) in less than one year time on different projects.
Huang, 58, is the board chairman of China real estate giant Century Golden Resources Group, which has long been involved in real estate, hotels, shopping malls, mine exploration and finance industries in China.
This year, the entrepreneur topped both the China Philanthropist List issued by the Hurun Report and the Forbes List of the world's leading philanthropists.
The entrepreneur proves to be of a different kind than the first generation of wealthy people, who had often not time to look beyond their money making activities. Rupert Hoogewerf:
Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Report, said Huang's acts in philanthropic causes have become a symbol of China's philanthropy industry, as he has inspired an increasing number of other business leaders to take part in those efforts.
  "Huang is a leader among the country's private entrepreneurs. Under Huang's leadership, China's private enterprises have taken an active role in social causes and become a key force of charity in the nation," Hoogewerf said.
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