by Getty Images via DaylifeBecoming a celebrity inside and outside China is an achievement few can put on their record, but Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun can do so. The best-selling author of the China Rich List has become so much of a household name, many Chinese even do not realize Hoogewerf is a foreigner living in Shanghai.
After two visits to the local bookstore in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, the Jiangmen Ribao praises the Luxembourg native extensively (in translation):
Many people have heard about Hu’s name, his Chinese name, but Hu is in fact a foreigner, the foreigner is also an “old China hand.” Hu has become an “old China hand”, after working as an accountant, he stayed in China, has superior language skills, and has a unique understanding of China’s national conditions and economic problems. “China is my second motherland,” he said.
Rupert Hoogewerf is also one of the leading voices on China in the China Speakers Bureau. When you are interested in having him as a speaker, do get in touch.