4. Yu Liang
Yu Liang
Company: Vanke Company Limited
Title: CEO
Age: 46

Real estate developer Vanke's home sales reached 121.54 billion RMB ($19.2 billion USD) in 2011, bucking China's real estate market trends with an increase of 12.4% from the previous year. Under the leadership of Liang, the company is currently preparing for future changes in China's real estate market and plans to focus on cost controls in the coming years. The company is also planning to take a conservative approach to land purchases, focus on quick sales, and keep cash on hand.

By Fortune China @FortuneMagazine - Last updated May 31 2012: 10:28 AM ET
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