A happy workforce makes for a happy company. Chinese billionaire, Li Jinyuan took money out of his own pocket to fund a companywide vacation for his employees. Jinyuan is ranked 27th on the Forbes list of 100 wealthiest people in the world. The billionaire owns the Tiens Group Company. The company specializes in pharmaceutical industries, supplement production, and nutritional products. The workforce that it takes to run this company surpasses about 12,000 people. 6,200 of those lucky people were taken on a vacation to France all at Jinyuan’s expense. It took 142 buses and 79 hotels to accommodate the brigade of people.
The hotels, which were all 4 and 5 star rated, housed the group for the four day weekend. The buses took the group across France where they were able to see many of the museums and art galleries that France is known for. The group also took the opportunity to break a world record. The Guinness world record association was on the ground to measure whether the group was able to break the record for the world’s longest human chain. At 6,400 employees, the record was broken.
The team managed to spell out ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur’, while Ray Lane, record keeper, recorded the feat. The Tiens employees were elated about being able to take a vacation, free of charge. They mentioned be forever grateful for Jinyuan and love working for his corporation. Li Jinyuan is a prime example of what hard work and employee appreciation can do far a group of employees. It would be nice to see other billionaire companies follow suite.