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Gao Don

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Net worth 2018: $1.37 Billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Residence: Suzhou, China
Country: China
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Nanjing University

Gao Don was born in Suzhou, China, China. Gao Don is #1662 in List Billionaires People In The World. Gao started manufacturing hand tools, built his own factory and won a huge order for angle grinders from U.S. tool titan Black & Decker in the 1990s. After Black & Decker began making the grinders itself, Gao launched his own brand, Worx. His tool firm, Positec, is now one of China's largest. Positec's tools are sold at traditional retailers like Lowe's and Sears in the U.S., as well as online on Amazon and Taobao. Gao also invests in real estate.


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They also earned a ticket to qualify direct to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in the UAE


China beat Qatar 2–0, and due to Socceroos's 5–1 thrash over Jordan and North Korea's shocking 2–3 loss to the Philippines, China managed to qualify to the last round of the 2018 World Cup qualification in Asian zone, as the last of top four teams


Gao resigned on 11 October 2016 after losing to Syria 1–0 and Uzbekistan 2–0 respectively in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round


In September 2015, Gao was appointed as the assistant to manager Henk Fräser at Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag, a Dutch football team owned by Chinese Sports Marketing Company United Vansen


On September 24, 2011, Gao became the head coach of Shaanxi Chanba


But corruption still remains a problem in Chinese football, and in 2010, Wei admitted that recently, "Chinese football has degraded to an intolerable level


"In his debut as manager, China drew 1–1 with Germany in Shanghai on May 29, 2009


Gao was dismissed by Changchun in 2008 as the club struggled to repeat their form of the previous season


The following season would see them actually win the table and promotion into the 2005 Chinese Super League


Gao Hongbo's career in Xiamen was a surprising success and he was able to transform Xiamen Hongshi into potential promotion contenders when he was able to take them to third within 2004 second tier


Gao Hongbo worked as an assistant coach in the national team between 2003 and 2004


This duo again won the promotion to Jia A and left the club together in 2002


Although the team eliminated South Korea despite of Koreaphobia and qualified from group stage in the AFC U-17 Championship 2000, the 1–7 defeat to Japan essentially ended his job


The next season saw him replaced by Edson Tavares and Gao remain as his assistant; however, Aristeu Tavares left Guangzhou Songri at the end of the 1998 league season and Gao Hongbo went on to succeed him as the head coach of the team at the beginning of the 1999 league season at the age of 33


Xu Genbao would appoint Gao Hongbo as his assistant player coach when he signed him in the 1997 league season before he left the team to coach the defending champions Dalian Wanda


After winning the Chinese FA Cup in 1996, he left Beijing Guoan and would join Guangzhou Songri in the second tier where he would reteam with previous coach Xu Genbao and help the club win promotion to the top tier in 1997 when he led the league in scoring with 18 goals


When China qualified he would be included in the squad that would come third in the tournament, however it was in the 1994 qualification process for the World Cup that saw Gao Hongbo establish himself as a prominent member of the Chinese squad but despite his best efforts he was unable to help them qualify


Despite the defeat he would still be included in the squad that took part in qualification for the 1992 AFC Asian Cup where he even scored his debut goal against Malaysia on April 23, 1992


Once in the top tier, his career would flourish and by the early 1990s Gao had become an integral member within the team where he would personally win the golden ball and golden boot award despite not winning a major trophy


A talented youngster he would then join the Beijing Youth Football Team in 1981 where after several years he would be promoted to the senior Beijing team (now Beijing Guoan) in 1985


Gao Hongbo (Chinese: 高洪波; pinyin: Gāo Hóngbō; born January 25, 1966 in Beijing) is a retired Chinese football striker and head coach of China League One side Beijing Enterprises

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