Stories like Zhou Qunfei’s are rare in China: starting from humble beginnings, Ms Zhou was born in a rural part of the country and toiled in a watch glass factory for about $1 a day. She quickly grew tired of the 16+ hour workdays, but when she decided to quit, her former employer decided to give her a promotion that changed everything.
After learning the art of making watch glass, she decided to start her own company and do things better. One day in 2003, she received a call from Motorola to help them make mobile phone screens from glass, something uncommon at that time. The rest, as they say, is history. Now Qunfei is the wealthiest female, self-made billionaire in the world with a company valued at $8 billion. Her top clients include Apple and Samsung.
We look forward to seeing what this woman in mobile achieves next.