She was born in 1966 in Zhejiang. She earned a bachelor's degree from Beijing Forestry University in 1988.
In 2011, she was ranked 7th among female Chinese billionaires.
In 2015, She established the China Global Philanthropy Institute with Bill Gates and Ray Dalio in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.
She donated 2.9 billion yuan of corporate stock to charity in 2016 and became the first woman to rank as the top philanthropist in mainland China according to an annual report by the China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University.
In 2017, she announced a ten-year commitment, to Panthera and WildCRU, supporting wildlife conservation.