Lu Yanzhe, out of Liaoning, China, was like any other academically smart student who excelled in school. He not only graduated from one of China’s most elite universities, but was also offered a full-ride scholarship to a business school in the U.S.
Instead of taking the deal, something most students dream of, he opted to get into sheep farming instead, starting a company with two partners.
Because of the rarity and demand for his sheep, he ended up getting a lot of attention in the high-end lamb market.
How successful is Lu, you ask? According to NetEase, his company’s sales now exceed 50 million yuan (roughly $8 million) per year.
Lu’s company has also been offered financial help from the local city government.
The 29-year-old entrepreneur says that he cares most about his family, especially because he works so far from home.