Zhang Xin

Citizenship/Residence Beijing , China

It is Zhang Xin who has shaped and built China’s modern urban landscape. She’s worth $800 million more than Oprah Winfrey, the world’s best known self-made female billionaire. Not only does Zhang’s riches story mirror her, but the extensive real estate developments in the capital and the country’s much of buildings under SOHO CHINA banner. She is co-founder and CEO of SOHO China, the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing. As of 2014, she is listed as the 62nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. As one of China’s most celebrated female entrepreneurs. Zhang Xin and her husband Pan Shiyi founded the SOHO China Foundation in 2005 to engage in education focused initiatives to alleviate poverty.