The Fast Trak Inc. Story of the Week: Coming from Nothing, This Chinese Real Estate Guru is Richer than Oprah


You are probably aware that our culture at Fast Trak Inc. includes the view that everybody can succeed with the right level of motivation and an effective team. We recently came across a story about a businesswoman from China who came from literally nothing, and is now richer than Oprah. We believe this incredible tale is evidence that our view is absolutely right.

Zhang Xin is a businesswoman from Beijing who came from the absolute depths of poverty, and ended up working in a laboring job when she was 14. Now, not only is she richer than Oprah Winfrey, she is also richer than Steven Spielberg and Donald Trump.

Xin, a property magnate, is now responsible for most of the change in the urban landscape of China. Her company, SOHO China, is now on the side of most buildings you see when walking through Beijing. Not only that, but SOHO China has 18 property developments across Beijing, which mostly include landmark buildings. The company is now expanding to Shanghai where a further 11 buildings are being developed.

With this in mind, we believe that anybody can achieve their dreams. What is stopping anybody from becoming so successful? It’s not always down to capital, and it’s not always down to what you have. It’s simply down to your drive to succeed. As they always say, where there is a will, there is a way! If you have a dream, and you are driven to succeed, it’s important to do what you can to achieve it. You may just end up as successful as Zhang Xin.