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From delivery man to one of China's richest

Courier company he created navigated the shadows of border between China and Hong Kong

Employees at a courier company in China
Employees at a courier company in China

Imagine if your net worth increased by $2 billion a day for the past week. That’s what happened when shares of China’s largest parcel delivery company, SF Express, made their debut and turned founder Wang Wei into the country’s third-richest man.   It’s a stark reversal for a company that got its start in what Wang has called the sneaky business of “black delivery,” back in the ’90s when only China’s post office was allowed to handle packages. The courier company he created navigated the shadows of the border between China and ...