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SOHO China CEO Zhang Xin became a billionaire by falling in love with risk

Leah Fessler
SOHO China CEO Zhang Xin became a billionaire by falling in love with risk

Dubbed “the woman who built Beijing,” real-estate magnate Zhang Xin is now worth over $3 billion. But life was very different when she was growing up in communist China during the Cultural Revolution. “The buildings were gray, everyone dressed in gray,” she told The Telegraph. “We never noticed the sky—there was no notion of blue…