About Hurun Inc
Oxford, Shanghai, Mumbai, Sydney, Paris
Established in the UK in 1999, Hurun is a research, media and investments group, promoting entrepreneurship through its lists and research. Widely regarded as an opinion-leader in the world of business, Hurun generated 6 billion views on the Hurun brand last year, mainly in China and India.
Best-known today for the Hurun Rich Index series, telling the stories of the world’s successful entrepreneurs in China, India and the world, Hurun’s two other key series include the Hurun Start-up series and the Hurun 500 series, a ranking of the world’s most valuable companies.
The Hurun Start-up series begins with the Hurun U30s, an awards recognizing the most successful entrepreneurs under the age of thirty, and is today in seven countries. Next up are Hurun Cheetahs, Chinese and Indian start-ups with a valuation of between US$300mn to US$500mn, most likely to go unicorn with five years. Hurun Global Gazelles recognize start-ups with a valuation of US$500mn to US$1bn, most likely to go unicorn within three years. The culmination of the start-up series is the Hurun Global Unicorn Index.
Other lists include the Hurun Philanthropy Index, ranking the biggest philanthropists, the Hurun Art Index, ranking the world’s most successful artists alive today, etc…
Hurun provides research reports co-branded with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, real estate developers and regional governments.
Hurun hosted high-profile events in the last couple of years across China and India, as well as London, Paris, New York, LA, Sydney, Luxembourg, Istanbul, Dubai and Singapore.
For further information, see www.hurun.net.
Mention the name Rupert Hoogewerf in China and it’s likely to be met with a blank expression. But say the word ‘Hurun’ and it’s an all together different story.
Since 1999, Hoogewerf has grown Hurun Inc into a leading research and media platform, attracting 8 billion views on the Hurun brand in 2020, a 50% increase yoy, through its lists and research. With 150 staff, Hurun is headquartered in Shanghai with its other big market being India.
Best-known today for the Hurun Rich List series, ranking the most successful entrepreneurs in China, India and the world, Hurun’s other key properties include the Hurun 500, a ranking of the world’s most valuable companies, and the Hurun Unicorn Index, a comprehensive listing of the world’s start-ups worth US$1bn or more.
Fluent in Mandarin, Hoogewerf graduated from Durham University, UK, with a degree in Chinese and Japanese language and history in 1993, and subsequently spent seven years qualifying as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen London. He lives with his wife and three children in Shanghai, where he has lived since 1997.
His contribution to the understanding of wealth in China has seen him gain a great deal of recognition in the Mainland, notably the prestigious Person of the Year in 2002 ( Neweekly magazine ). In June 2009 the Shanghai government presented Hoogewerf with the Magnolia Award, the highest honour bestowed by the City on foreigners. Hurun Report was presented with the highest annual award in 2010 of the All-China Women’s Federation for its promotion of women in business.