This week’s annual two sessions of China’s top legislative and political advisory bodies may have been all about austerity on the surface this year, but there’s still a staggering amount of wealth present among the combined roughly 6,000 participants.
A new infographic by Caixin takes a closer look at the richest members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), noting that 94 of them were listed in Forbes’ 2013 list of the 400 wealthiest people in China. In the NPC, that includes magnates like Zong Qinghou of Wahaha and Ma Huateng of Tencent, while the CPPCC has Robin Li of Baidu. According to 2013 year-end statistics, their combined assets are more than 1 trillion yuan (about $163 billion).
It also looks like China’s austerity campaign hasn’t extended to these magnates, who saw a 200 billion yuan increase in wealth from the previous year. Check out some more facts about them below: