Qin Yinglin: From Rags to Riches

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Qin Yinglin is a Chinese billionaire businessman, born on January 17, 1975 in Xiantao, Hubei Province. He is the co-founder and chairman of Muyuan Foodstuff, a leading pork producer in China. According to Forbes, Qin has an estimated net worth of $20.2 billion as of 2021, making him the 17th richest person in China.

Early Life and Education

Qin grew up in a rural area of Hubei Province and helped his family with farm work as a child. He obtained a degree in animal husbandry from the Wuhan Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine in 1995, and then worked as a teacher in a technical school for a year.

Career and Achievements

In 1997, Qin founded Muyuan Foodstuff with his wife Qian Ying. The couple started with a small farm that raised only a few hundred pigs, but gradually expanded their business by acquiring more farms and improving their breeding techniques. Today, Muyuan Foodstuff is one of the largest pork producers in China, with over 50 million pigs raised annually and a market value of $20 billion.

Under Qin’s leadership, Muyuan Foodstuff has won numerous accolades, including the National May 1st Labor Award, the highest honor for Chinese workers, in 2016. Qin has also been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Economic Figures of Hubei Province” several times.

Personal Life

Qin Yinglin is a private person and little is known about his personal life. He is married to Qian Ying, who is also a co-founder of Muyuan Foodstuff. The couple has two children.


Name: Qin Yinglin
Born: January 17, 1975
Country: China
Sector: Pork production
Companies: Muyuan Foodstuff
Net Worth: $20.2 billion (as of 2021)
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