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Wang Shi
#50 2013

Shortlisted: 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award

A mountaineer who has scaled Everest as well as many of the world’s other great peaks, Wang Shi is founder and chairman of Vanke, the world’s largest residential home developer.  He has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard, led China’s first and largest entrepreneur organization, is involved with a variety of philanthropic organizations, and is the author of Ladder of the Soul (2011). He was shortlisted for the 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award.

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