There’s a Chinese-U.S. business summit taking place in Los Angeles right now. They ran some polls, and Yao ranked at the top of two of them, even with him being unable to play over the past year.
The first poll regards Chinese individuals who are “Business Pacesetters in China” where Yao ranked over Jackie Chan, the chairman of Cheung Kong, Ltd., the chairman and CEO of Alibaba, the CEO of Sohu, and the President and CEO of Lenovo, just to name a few.
The second poll was “Reknown Chinese Brands in the U.S.” where Yao ranked far above brands like Haier, Acer, Lenovo, HTC, and CCTV.
We have seen many polls where Yao ranks as one of the top celebrities in China, but to rank so highly among a business crowd for business-oriented polls is quite impressive.
Click here for the official results.