November 8 (NBD) -- The Hurun Charity List was released on Wednesday with the number of Chinese "billionaire philanthropists" increased to 34, nearly twice as many as 10 years ago.

Among them, Chinese property giant Country Garden's founder Yang Guoqiang and his daughter Yang Huiyan donated 5.9 billion yuan to their family foundation, ranking first on the Hurun Charity List for the first time. The total donation of the family has exceeded 15 billion yuan.

Forty-one-year-old Kuaishou founder Su Hua sold 3.3 billion yuan worth of Kuaishou shares and put into charity, making his first appearance on the Hurun Charity List, ranking second. He Xiangjian (81 years old), founder of Midea, ranked third with a donation of 3 billion yuan for establishing a science fund.

It is worth noting that Ma Huateng donated a total of 290 million yuan in the past year, ranking eighth.

This year, a majority of philanthropists (58%) donated to the education sector, down 8% from last year. The number of philanthropists donating to social welfare ranked second this year, accounting for 19%. The number of philanthropists donating to rural revitalization accounted for 12%, ranking third.

In terms of education, eight philanthropists on the list donated to their alma mater this year, which will be used in talent cultivation, campus construction, and university research.

In the past year, 10 universities have received donations of more than 100 million yuan from philanthropists on the list, including Shanghai Jiaotong University with 470 million yuan, Shandong University with 400 million yuan, Nankai University, Shanghai University, South China University of Technology, Zhejiang University, Shenzhen University, Central China Normal University, Communication University of China, and Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics with 100 million yuan each.

In addition, Cantonese merchants made up 29% of people on the list, the largest group for the 15th time in 20 years; Zhejiang merchants (14%) ranked in the top two for the 10th time in 20 years.

Editor: Alexander