Chinese businesswoman, owner of Nine Dragons—recycling company that turns paper waste into cardboard
Zhang Yin (b. 1957) is a Chinese woman, from Shao guan, who became the richest person in China in 2006 for recycling paper, importing it from the US to China. She is still a self-made billionaire.
The recycling paper business she founded is called Nine Dragons, and it has become a family business, as her husband, sons and brothers also work there.
Zhang Yin is considered to be the wealthiest self-made woman in the world, next to Oprah Winfrey, J. K. Rowling and a few others. She was named Asian CEO of the Year in 2014 at the Asian Pulp and Paper Conference. In 2016, Forbes estimated her wealth to make her number 1724 richest person in the world.
Her main strategies to be where she is are to adapt and to trust.