2. Liu Chuanzhi
Liu Chuanzhi
Company: Legend Holdings Limited
Title: Chairman
Age: 67

Liu Chuanzhi's Lenovo Group quietly became the world's second-largest personal computer vendor in 2011. Chuanzhi's "honorary retirement" from Lenovo last year was in name only, as he currently serves as the chairman of Legend Holdings, Lenovo's parent company, and also controls IT companies such as the Lenovo Group, Digital China, along with venture investment firm Legend Capital, Raycom Real Estate, Hony Capital, and other enterprises.

Chuanzhi plans to take Legend Holdings to the Hong Kong stock market. The company will have five core assets: IT manufacturing, real estate, modern services, coal processing, and modern agriculture. In other words, as he enters his seventies, Chuanzhi may very well be gunning to create a Chinese version of General Electric.

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