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# 591 Suhon Lin 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/21/2024
-$163 (-0.00%)

# 591 Suhon Lin 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/21/2024
-$163 (-0.00%)
OccupationCofounder, Chang Chun Group
Source of WealthPetrochemicals
ResidenceTaipei, Taiwan
Marital StatusMarried
EducationNational Taipei University of Technology
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$496.60M
Suhon Lin
Suhon Lin
Net worth: $5.30B

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Suhon Lin, born on August 1, 1928, is a Taiwanese billionaire and co-founder of the Chang Chun Group, a prominent petrochemical company.
Lin graduated from what is now known as the National Taipei University of Technology.


In 1949, Suhon Lin, along with M.K. Liao and Tseng Shin-yi, founded the Chang Chun Group with only $100, which has since become one of Asia's largest petrochemical companies.
Lin chaired Chang Chun Group until the end of 2013, contributing significantly to its growth and success.
He earned the nickname 'the Edison of petrochemicals' for his commitment to research and development in the industry.
Lin actively expanded the company overseas, partnering with major corporations like Bayer and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical.
Apart from his role at Chang Chun Group, Lin also serves as the Chairman of the Dairen Chemical Corporation and holds executive positions in various industry associations.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Suhon Lin?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Suhon Lin's net worth of $5.30B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Suhon Lin is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Suhon Lin, Petrochemicals is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey