China’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Yields Environment Billionaires

March 4, 2015 9:20 AM

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(Bloomberg) -- Two Chinese entrepreneurs became billionaires on Tuesday as their companies rose to records on the prospect of new pollution laws after a Chinese documentary similar to “An Inconvenient Truth” sparked interest in environmentalism.

Zhang Kaiyuan, chairman of Beijing SPC Environment Protection Tech Co., has a net worth of $1.1 billion, while Ao Xiaoqiang, chairman of Beijing SDL Technology Co., has a $1.2 billion fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Both companies are based in Beijing.

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