Samuel Yin

About Samuel Yin

Birth Day: August 16, 1950
Birth Place: Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan
Birth Sign: Virgo
Residence: Taipei, Taiwan
Alma mater: Chinese Culture University National Taiwan University National Chengchi University
Occupation: Chairman, Ruentex Financial Group
Known for: Founder, Tang Prize
Spouse(s): married

Samuel Yin Net Worth

Samuel Yin was bornon August 16, 1950 in Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan. Samuel Yin leads Taiwan's Ruentex Group, which has interests in financial services and real estate. Yin also has stakes in Nan Shan Insurance and in Sun Art Retail Group, a leading hypermarket operator in China. His grandfather founded the business, and his wife serves as chairman of Ruentex Industries.
Samuel Yin is a member of Diversified

💰 Net worth: $4.2 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2013 $3.7 Billion
2014 $3.3 Billion
2015 $3.8 Billion
2016 $2.6 Billion
2017 $4.2 Billion
2018 $3.62 Billion

Biography/Timeline

1982

Yin studied history at Chinese Culture University. He received a master's degree in Business at the National Taiwan University in 1982 and a Ph.D in Business at the National Chengchi University in 1986. In 2004, Yin was named fellow of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering. In 2008, he was invited to join Russia's International Academy of Engineering and also awarded the Engineering Prowess Medal, the academy's highest honour. In 2010, Yin received the Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research by the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his contribution in the area of construction Technology research. He was the first person without an academic background in engineering to receive the award.

2012

Yin established the Tang Prize in December 2012. The prize is touted as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The mission of the prize is to promote research that is beneficial to the world and humankind, promote Chinese culture and make the world a better place. The prize pays out the equivalent of 1.7 million USD in categories of sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science, sinology and the "rule of law”.

2014

In Taiwan and China, he is recognized as a promoter of entrepreneurship and startups. In 2014, Yin was named as one of the key Investors in Gogoro, an electric scooter startup in Taiwan.