In 2000, Richard Zhai graduated with a bachelors degree from Bejing Institute of Materials and Marketing and is currently in the masters programs at Southwest College. From September, 2000 to December, 2002, Zhai worked at Bejing Dongcheng District Audit Office for China Arts and Entertainment Group. In 2003, Zhai founded his own private kindergarten in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. At present, Zhai has nine kindergartens in Inner Mongolia and one in Beijing totaling in more than two thousand students. He is part of the Inner Mongolia Preschool Science Company Limited and vice president of The China Association of Private Preschool Education Committee.