From destitution to one of China's richest men, via solar. And next?

FT: “When Shi Zhengrong was born to a destitute rural family in eastern China in 1963, his parents were so poor they gave him up for adoption. Forty years later, after founding Suntech, the solar-panel maker, he was one of China’s richest men and widely celebrated as one of the top green entrepreneurs in the world.” “….Mr Shi, or “Dr Shi” as he is known to Suntech employees, has been largely forced out the company he founded and now stands to lose much of his fortune because of the bankruptcy proceedings at Suntech’s main subsidiary. The bankruptcy, announced on Wednesday, marked a milestone for the painful decline of the Chinese solar industry, which has been struggling to stem losses amid a glut of overcapacity.”