China's construction boom has propelled a maker of pile drivers and other heavy machinery to the top of the country's rich list.
The Hurun Rich List 2010, China's equivalent of the Forbes list, said 55-year-old Liang Wengen, a former weapons plant manager and chairman of Sany Heavy Industry Co., leads the country's fast-growing ranks of super-wealthy.
A surge in Sany's share price doubled his fortune last year, to $11 billion, said Rupert Hoogewerf, who studies China's wealthy and compiled the list.
Consumer goods, Internet and property tycoons dominated the top of the list.
Image: In this September 12, 2007 file photo, Liang Wengen, right, chairman of Sany Heavy Industry Co., speaks to the media via an interpreter, left.
Text: AP and Reuters