Sun Guangxin was born in 1962. He received a Master of Arts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and an EMBA from Tianjin University.
In 1989, Sun Guangxin founded Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment Group using 3,000 yuan from his decommissioning pay and 400,000 yuan from assorted bank loans. Today, this is a conglomerate with interests on Energy, real estate and auto distribution. China Grand Auto, which is controlled by Guanghui Group, is the largest auto dealer in China.