Sun Guangxin, male, Han nationality, was born in Xinjiang but identifies Pingdu, Shandong Province as his ancestral home.
Sun is a serial entrepreneur. In May 1989, he invested 3,000 yuan from his decommissioning pay and 400,000 yuan bank loans to establish Guanghui Industry and Trade Co. Ltd., the predecessor of Xinjiang Guanghui Enterprise Group. When he had accumulated enough capital, the 28-year-old Sun set his eye on the catering industry. He established the first sea-food restaurant in Urumchi. In 1992 alone, his company realized imports valued at US$87 million which accounted for 1/6 of the total import and export business values of Xinjiang that year.
He later expanded his business in real estate.