Wang founded his courier company in 1993 and owns a 68% stake. Wang started the business from a street shop in Hong Kong’s working-class neighborhood of Mong Kok. He did have a little help: a loan from his father of less than $20,000. When the business first started over 10 years ago Wang Wei was personally lugging suitcases and backpacks across China’s southern border, trying to make his fledgling Hong Kong-based courier business a success. He became China’s third-richest man, thanks to his newly listed company doing well on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
SF Holding has 117,000 employees, of whom nearly 80,000 are couriers. It also owns a fleet of 15,000 cargo vehicles and 31 aircraft. Last month, the company announced it will build its own airport in the central Chinese city of Ezhou, with completion expected by 2020.
This self made billionaire now has a reported net worth of 14.5 Billion dollars.