Billionaire & Co-founder, The JiaHao Group
Billionaires don’t always come from moneyed background. In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up with poor. Allen Shialso one of the example, the co-founder of The JiaHao Group, he was born into a poor family in China, start from 2008 he built his empire from 0 to 10 billion, self-made billionaire in 8 years time. The Jiahao Group served more than 1 million couples per year in our industry. Allen is very fashionable, cross-border cooperation with many top designer brand examples: Chopard, Jimmy Choo, Lavin, Dior, Vera Wang, Marchesa and etc. He has been invited to walk on red carpet at Cannes Film Festival for several years, surrounded by a sparkling collection of high-profile guests and A-list celebrities. He is reputed as an industry leader, innovator, entrepreneur and fashion guru, his concept of fashion has altered the entire industry, therefore he was rated as the most fashionable investor by the BAZAAR magazine.
He was awarded Shanghai’s Outstanding Youth Entrepreneur and honored with CCTV’s Best Business Model of the year award. He majored in Information Technology (IT), he bring it a lot of IT technology to this marriage industry such as big data operation system, AI, VR & AR. Also, he is a visiting professor at many prestigious universities including Peking University. He made a breakthrough contribution to the travel & tourism in France, and he awarded French Legion of Honor: Chevalier (Knight) Medal in October 2018. In China, there’s 14 million couples married per year. Like example, If every couple spends 10k USD, which mean it is the market of 140billion. Our company is currently ranked first, and its market share is more than the total of the industry, which ranked second to tenth. In the future, it may become the next Alibaba in the marriage industry. There are more than 200 stores in more than 50 cities over 6 countries around the world, including France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and etc.
My daily goal is to get one step closer to my ultimate goal.
Every day is the day that I think its time to improve my self and learn more. Today is the day that I wish to grow.
Leave enough time in each day for personal growth and actions. Learn something new every day whether it may be how to improve business management or effective operations. Every successful entrepreneur should learn and never stop learning
Share about my 8 years of entrepreneurial experience with everyone
And pass on my knowledge and skills to the younger generation, and I hope they can learn and grow through my sharing so they may have the same chance as me
My advice is to constantly review yourself. Self-reflection is something that many people overlook, but you can learn a lot from your past, to make you stronger and better than before.
What do you love most about Your City?
Shanghai is a city of opportunity. When I was a Child, I watched a movie called <The Bund> the movie exhibited ‘The Chinese Dream. As a child, my dream was to become just like the characters from the movie. Shanghai has enabled my childhood dream to become reality. This is a city where the strong survived the weak and eliminated. This city takes me from 0 to 100, from nothing to everything. Also, Shanghai is a very fashionable city.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
My favorite breakfast is noodles. Near my house there is small noodle restaurant that I have been visiting for more than 10 years.
What are you doing at?
6:00 AM – Every morning I have a daily routine that starts at 7am. I wake up and listen to some good vibe music and spend some quality time with my family. After we eat breakfast together, I spend some time catching up on news from around the world and the latest fashion trends. Spending mornings with my family is one of my favorite parts of the day, it is important to have time with your family.
10:00 AM – Most morning at 10:00am our company has a daily executive meeting with the over 200 of store managers online while the high-level executives meet in the headquarters.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Most days I don’t get a chance to sit down and eat my lunch because my days are usually very busy from the moment I arrive, to the moment that I leave.
7:00 PM – In the evenings I often have many business or charity events that I often attend. I often also have social meetings with different leaders or partners to exchange various strategies and to learn from each other. People’s real life experiences and lessons are often the best teachers and give me a lot of inspiration.
11:00 PM – Every night before sleeping, I read books that will help me to learn and improve. I enjoy reading books about business and management. One of my favourite books of all time is Sun Tzu’s Art of War.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
My favourite drink is Chinese tea. It is common in Chinese culture to drink tea throughout the day.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
My most used App is a Chinese wedding app called Kwedding. I lead the team to create this application to make life easier for newlyweds. My favourite Instagram account is Jeff Bezos. He isn’t afraid to try new things, change the world and solve some of human’s largest problems; also, his persistence is something we deserve to learn.
What should everyone try at least once?
I advise that people should try to become an entrepreneur at least once in their life. Entrepreneurship is a huge challenge and takes determination and trying is very important.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
I enjoy taking my yacht out to the ocean and admiring the scenery. It gives me a feeling of is sense of mediation, confident and can offer inspiration.