Xiong Shuihua started his career in construction and through years of hard work, became a steel industry tycoon. By his early 50s, he was a self-made millionaire. Amazing that he came from such humble beginnings in the Xiongkeng village in the city of Xinyu in southern China where wooden huts with super limited amenities are the norm.
Shuihua says that the town always supported him and encouraged him, so now, as a man worth millions, he's giving back.
Now, at age 54, Shuihua is renovating the entire village of Xiongkeng. He's bulldozing the crumbling huts and neglected roads and putting up luxury condos.
Not only that, but he's making sure that the elderly residents and low-income families are getting three meals a day.
The project will take millions, but Xiongkeng's residents don't have to worry about a thing: Shuihua is paying for all of it.
Elderly local Qiong Chu, 75, said: "I remember his parents. They were kind-hearted people who cared very much for others, and it's great that their son has inherited that kindness."
There are 18 families that Shuihua especially credits with his support and success. For them, he is building villas worth close to $6.8 million.
Shuihua's generosity has completely changed the lives of 72 families who live in the village. He says of the project, "I always pay my debts, and wanted to make sure the people who helped me when I was younger and my family were paid back."
Credit: Daily Mail