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她被称为‘大君’she goes by the name of tycoon

张欣 Zhang Xin is the CEO of SOHO China, the largest real estate developer in Beijing. her story had been rather a legend. Her parents returned to China from Burma in the fifties and worked as translators in beijing. born in Beijing in 1965, Zhang moved to HongKong at 14 with her mother and lived in a room just big enough for two bunk beds. She worked for 5 years in small factories only to save for education abroad.

By 19, she had saved enough for airfare to London. after finishing her english study at secretarial school, she studied economics at the US. In 1992, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from Cambridge. , after working for Barings Plc in Hong Kong for a short time, she soon moved to Goldman Sachs as an investment consultant. later she returned to her hometown beijing and co-founded Hongshi fund with her husband 潘石屹Pan Shiyi in 1995, which became SOHO China. The couple was described by The Times of London as 'China’s most visible and flamboyant property tycoons'.

Jan 12, 2012 6:13 AM
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In March 2010 she was named among “China Top 10 Career Women Role Models in 2009” by the All-China Women’s Federation, China Sun Media Group, Sina.com and Hunan TV.

Zhang is a member and Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum, Davos, as well as a trustee of China Institute in America and a member of Asia Business Council.

Zhang and her husband, 潘石屹Pan Shiyi, converted to Bahá'í Faith since 2005. amusingly she also made a cameo appearance as a Chinese merchant in the 2010 film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”.

January 12, 2012
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