Determined to escape poverty from a farm of 22 pigs, an agricultural engineer turned a pig barn into a company worth nearly 18 billion USD, making it to the list of billionaires in the world.

Giving up his job in the city to return to his hometown to raise pigs, Tan Anh Lam, determined to enrich his homeland, created an admirable feat. Today, he has become an agricultural billionaire, placing his name in the top 44 on the Forbes Global Rich List for 2021.

Determined to escape poverty from a farm of 22 pigs, an agricultural engineer turned a pig barn into a company worth nearly 18 billion USD, making it to the list of world billionaires - Photo 1.

Determined to escape poverty by raising pigs

Tan Anh Lam was born in 1965, from Noi Huong district, Nanyang city, Henan province, China. His hometown was originally an agricultural land, however, due to low prices of agricultural products and a large population, people could not get rich with this industry.

Tan Anh Lam’s family is no exception. When he was in high school, the father bought 20 pigs with all the money at home, 800 yuan. As a result, due to lack of knowledge about epidemic prevention, 19 of the 20 pigs died. Looking at his father’s despair when his business failed, Tan Anh Lam determined to study, hoping to help his family soon get out of poverty.

At that time, Tan Anh Lam was admitted to Henan University, the best university in the province. However, he chose the University of Agriculture, majoring in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine, because in his heart he had a dream to help people in his hometown get out of poverty.

After graduating from university, Tan Anh Lam was assigned to work in Indonesia. His parents are happy that their son has finally found a stable job.

In 1992, Tan Anh Lam decided to quit his job and return to his hometown to run a pig farm. His parents were very angry because everyone in the country could feed them, moreover, this was also a hard job and high risk. They worry that their son will fail again like they did before.

Parents’ disobedience did not dampen Qin Anh Lam’s will, on the contrary, he wanted to prove himself even more. So, Tan Anh Lam and his wife Tien Anh saved money and opened a pig farm. Tan Anh Lam used the scientific knowledge he learned at university to run his own pig farm. Initially, the farm only had 22 pigs.

Determined to escape poverty from a farm of 22 pigs, an agricultural engineer turned the pig barn into a company worth nearly 18 billion USD, making it to the list of world billionaires - Photo 2.

However, in 1995, the farm had a crisis. An outbreak of plague broke out. In just a few days, most of the pigs on the farm died. This is not a small loss. Tan Anh Lam could not sleep well, asked everywhere to learn about this disease, but could not find the cause.

Tan Anh Lam’s wife – Tien Anh was 7 months pregnant at that time, but still carrying a pregnant belly, she went to Lac Duong to find agricultural experts to find a solution. Later, the cause of the disease was found, but the vaccine was sold as far as Harbin. Through various relationships, she finally successfully transported the vaccine batch from Harbin to Henan and successfully resolved the crisis that time.

A few years later, Tan Anh Lam’s pig farm developed into a large-scale pig farm, named after Muc Nguyen. He applied science and technology; grazing to produce clean and high-quality pork.

Determined to get out of poverty from a farm of 22 pigs, an agricultural engineer turned a pig barn into a company worth nearly 18 billion USD, making it to the list of world billionaires - Photo 3.

In 2004, Qin Yinglin’s grazing pig farming method became famous in Henan, sales that year exceeded 50 million yuan.

Determined to escape poverty from a farm of 22 pigs, an agricultural engineer turned a pig barn into a company worth nearly 18 billion USD, making it to the list of world billionaires - Photo 4.

In 2006, a case of Clenbuterol food poisoning broke out in Shanghai, more than 300 people were hospitalized for poisoning at the same time. At this time, Muc Nguyen pig, which focuses on providing high quality pork, is once again noticed and trusted.

Turning the “pig barn” into a world-class corporation

With the support and assurance of knowledge, Tan Anh Lam has achieved many successes in the livestock industry: in 1995, his pig farm expanded from 22 pigs to 2,000 heads; In 1997, the number of pigs sold reached 10,000 heads. In 2000, Tan Anh Lam founded Mu Yuan Breeding, the predecessor of Mu Yuan Co., Ltd., to carry out large-scale pig farming.

Determined to get out of poverty from a farm of 22 pigs, an agricultural engineer turned a pig barn into a company worth nearly 18 billion USD, making it to the list of world billionaires - Photo 5.

In 2018, Tan Anh Lam became the richest person in Ha Nam with a fortune of 25.5 billion yuan, in 2019, his fortune reached 41.5 billion yuan, the number of pigs raised by Mu Yuan reached 10 million.

Currently, Muc Nguyen has a listed market value of nearly 18 billion USD with more than 120 subsidiaries across the country. Large-scale pig farming ranks first in the country and third in the world, with total assets of 45 billion yuan.

As of 2021, Tan Anh Lam’s fortune has reached 33.5 billion USD, ranked 44th in the “Forbes Global Rich List 2021”.

Qin Anh Lam started off with 22 pigs, earned a net worth of 200 billion yuan and was the richest man in Henan for many years, thanks to his knowledge, science, and most of all, a spirit of intolerance. lose.

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