Who is Zhang Jian? 8 things to know about the self-proclaimed "future richest man in the world"

Andrea Saadan
AsiaOne
7 June 2017

A man who goes by the name of Zhang Jian has been grabbing regional headlines over the past week.

More famously known as the self-proclaimed "future richest man in the world", Zhang was arrested on Tuesday (June 6) by Indonesian police.

He has since been escorted back to China where he will face legal action.

The infamous head of an international multi-level marketing scheme is suspected to be behind several pyramid schemes that involve at least 600 million yuan (S$121 million), according to media reports.

As news about Zhang and his misdeeds come to light, more details have been revealed about his huge following - and what these followers did for him.

Have a look at what you should know about the scheme magnate in the gallery above.