Wang Chuanfu

From his modest background as the child of a family of poor farmers, Wang Chuanfu has built up his own BYD company from its founding in 1995 to become one of the leading and fastest growing tech companies, making him one of the richest people in the world in the process. BYD is one of the largest mobile battery manufacturers globally, and the largest in China. BYD also has multiple subsidiaries, including BYD Auto, which manufactures a huge number of electric cars. In 2017 it was announced that the Chinese company would be opening a factory in Canada to produce electric vehicles. Under the guidance of Chairman Wang Chuanfu, BYD are now one of the forerunners of electric mobility.

Location: Shenzen, China

Age: 51