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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

Imagineifyournetworthincreasedby$2billionadayforthepastweek.That’swhathappenedwhensharesofChina’slargestparceldeliverycompany,SFExpress,madetheirdebutandturnedfounderWangWeiintothecountry’sthird-richestman.  It’sastarkreversalforacompanythatgotitsstartinwhatWanghascalledthesneakybusinessof“blackdelivery,”backinthe’90swhenonlyChina’spostofficewasallowedtohandlepackages.ThecouriercompanyhecreatednavigatedtheshadowsoftheborderbetweenChinaand ...