(Scroll down for video) Many people were surprised to learn that the woman, who is cleaning their street, is a millionaire.
Yu Youzhen, 54, is worth 10 million yuan ($1.6 million).
However, she lives a simple lifestyle and she works hard.
Yu works for the sanitation department as a street cleaner and earns $230 a month.
When asked why she decided to go back to work and work so hard when she has so much money, Youzhen responded that she wants to be a good example for her children and teach them good work ethics.
"The work is not just about wages, it gives me something to do, which is very important,” Youzhen said.
Youzhen said that she made it very clear to her children that if they work, they will inherit her fortune, but if they refuse to work and choose to sit around and live off their parents, then she will not leave her fortune to them.
Youzhen is a great role model to her children, as she does not sit around. She works hard as a street cleaner in the city of Wuhan.
She said that her son and daughter both work. Her son is a truck driver and her daughter has a full-time job.
Youzhen’s rags to riches story began five years ago when the land she and her husband owned was acquired by the Chinese government for property development.
In exchange for their land, the couple got 21 real estate properties, which brought them a lot of income and made them millionaires.