Zhang Xin is one of the biggest business magnates of China. She co-founded SOHO in 1995. She is the CEO of SOHO. SOHO is presently the biggest real estate developer in Beijing. According to 2014 reports, she ranked 62nd among the most powerful women across the world. Xin is one of the biggest celebrated entrepreneurs of the country with more than eight million online followers on Sina Welbo, an alternative to Twitter in China.
Zhang Xin was born in 1965. Her parents were Burmese Chinese. They migrated from Burma to China during the 1950s. Xin was 14 years old when she moved to Hong Kong along with her mother. Xin worked in several small factories for about five years in order to save money for higher education. She studied Economics at the University of Sussex, London. She completed her Master's in Development Engineering in 1992 from the University of Cambridge. Xin also received the Doctor of Law honorary from the University of Sussex.