Lin Tianfu serves as the Chairman of the apparel and athletic footwear making company, Guirenniao, which went public in 2014 on the Stock Exchange of Shanghai. The listing had raised more than a hundred and fifty million dollars that the company had announced to use for the investments for design, manufacturing, IT and design. The brand, Guirenniao was launched in the year 2002 by Lin and the business chiefly sells products to the second-tier cities of China.
He started with a small business of footwear export in the year 1986. The brand was launched in 2002 and the success of the brand came mainly out of selling the products to the second and the fourth tier cities of the country. The Mainland has proved to be the most important markets for athletic footwear in the world that attracts investors such as Adidas and Nike. Lin was 52 when the company made it to the Shanghai Stock Exchange giving him a sweet spot among the billionaires of China.