Here are the top 10 richest people in Asia
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1. Ma Huateng
With a net worth of $45.3 billion, Ma Huateng ranks as the richest person in Asia and 17 in the world. Also called as Pony Mahe is the founder and chief executive chairman of the world’s biggest gaming, entertainment and investment firm Tencent in China. The social messaging app of the company popularly known as WeChat is used by more than 1 billion people.
With a net worth of $40.1 billion, Mukesh Ambani is Asia’s second richest person ranking 19th in the world today. He manages Reliance Industries, the $51 billion (revenues) oil and gas company in India. Mukesh Ambani resides in the Antilia Building, which is found to be the most luxurious private residences on the world today valued at $1 billion. Forbes has listed him among the richest sports owners of the world.
3. Jack Ma
Jack Ma’s net worth is $39 Billion. The third richest man in Asia, he ranks 20th in the world. He manages the world’s largest e-commerce firm
4. Li Ka-shing
A Businessman and philanthropist of Hong-Kong, Li Ka-shing’s net worth is $34.9 Billion. Among the richest men, he ranks fourth in Asia and 23rd in the world. Li Ka-shing is a highly revered person as he had donated over $2.6 billion to charitable activities in Greater China.
5. Hui Ka Yan
Hui Ka Yan’s net worth is $30.3 Billion. Being the fifth richest man in Asia, he ranks 24th in the world. He runs the company China Evergrande Group of Shenzhen, a leading player in the commercial and residential property. This real estate firm is listed in Hong-Kong.
6. Lee Shau Kee
Ranking sixth in Asia and 24th in the world among the richest men, Lee Shau Kee’s net worth is $30.3 billion. He is based in Hong-Kong owning majority of the stakes in Henderson land Development that started in 1976. He has supported the cause of education over the past donating more than $400 million.
7. Wang Jianlin
China’s Wang Jianlin has a net worth of $30 billion ranking seventh in Asia and 26th in the world. He owns the Dalian Wanda Group, the largest commercial real estate development company. This group also owns AMC, the movie theater chain of the US and a film studio named Legendary Entertainment.
8. Masayoshi Son
The founder and CEO of SoftBank, a mobile telecom and investment firm valued at $81 Billion in revenue in Japan, Masayoshi Son’s net worth is $22.7 Billion. He ranks as the eighth richest man in Asia and the 39th in the world.
9. Lui Che Woo
Ranking ninth in Asia and 50th in the world, Tadashi Lui Che Woo’s net worth is $20.1 billion. He is the chairman of the K Wah International Holdings listed in Hong Kong.
10. Tadashi Yanai
Ranking tenth in Asia and 55th in the world, Tadashi Yanai’s net worth is $19.5 billion. He is the founder president of Fast retailing, which is also the parent firm of Uniqlo. This company also owns J Brand and Theory.