Although Chan Laiwa was born in a royal family, she did not see the riches in her childhood, and had to build her own fortune. Joining the top league of commercial real estate owners in China, Chan is one of the richest self-made women across the globe. She is the honcho of Fu Wah International Group, Beijing, which owns some of the most popular properties, including Jinbao Tower, Regent Beiing, Chang’An Club, Beijing Hong Kong Jockey Club etc. She is also the founder and curator of China Red Sandalwood Museum, one of the biggest privately owned museums in the country of China. She is also known as the wife of actor Chi Zhongrui.
Born in the Summer Palace, Beijing, China, Chan is a descendant of the royal family of Manchu. She was born in the times when Japan’s armies advanced across China, and her Qing dynasty had witnessed a major fall 3 decades before. This means that although she was born in a royal family, she saw poverty in her childhood. Consequently, her story is a perfect example of going from riches to rags, and then again rags to riches. At present, she is running an empire of properties, and achieved her royal status with her own efforts. Although she has a rich husband, she has not mixed his wealth with hers, and has attained her wealth all on herself.