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Zhang Xin

#16 Zhang Xin

Company: SOHO China

Age: 48

Zhang Xin is the definition of someone who's worked her way to the top. As a child growing up in China she worked in factories to save money for the University of Sussex in England. Now she's the CEO of SOHO China, a company she founded with her husband which has become the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing.

The billionairess refuses to fly first class, even though she can easily afford to. And she's had a brief stint in movies, having made a cameo appearance as a Chinese executive in the 2010 film 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.'

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