Ever wanted to know the Top 10 Richest People in Asia? Well here’s a compiled list of every single one in Asia. Featuring the top businessmen and woman all-over Asia with a seat in the Billionaire club.
Who do you think takes the number one spot?
10. Yang Huiyan
Net Worth: $20.4 Billion USD
Yang Huiyan is a property developer from China and a major shareholder in Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang before an IPO in 2007 making her the richest woman in Asia.
9. Wang Wei
Net Worth: $21.1 Billion USD
Wang Wei is a Chinese billionaire businessman, chairing SF Express a Chinese delivery service company. The company was founded in 1993 by Wang Wei and is now the second largest courier in China; behind China Post.
8. Masayoshi Son
Net Worth: $22.2 Billion USD
Masayoshi Son is a Japanese business magnate and investor who founded and sits as the current Cheif Executive Officer of Japanese holding conglomerate Softbank. He is also the CEO of Softbank Mobile, current chairman of U.S. based sprint corporation and also chairman of U.K. based Arms Holding.
This billionaire is not new to failure when losing a reported loss of $70 billion after the ‘dot-com’ crash in the 2000s. Setting the new record of the most money lost ever in history. However today, Masayoshi Son is the richest man in Jap and #8 in Asia.
“A person’s life is over in 50, 100 years. But a company lives on through the people it is composed of, and SoftBank Group has to survive even after I’m gone.” – Masayoshi Son
7. Lee Shau-Kee
Net Worth: $28.7 Billion USD
Lee Shau-Kee is a Hong-Kong based real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate with interests in property, hotels, restaurants and internet services.
Despite all this, Lee Shau-Kee had a really humble upbringing were he grew up in a relatively poor family that could afford to eat fish or meat only twice a month. Not only is he successful and humble but he’s also a dedicated philanthropist; donating more than $400 million toward education over the years.
“Use money to make money. Save your ‘first bucket of gold.’ or small fortune – but then use it for investments. Don’t just park money in the bank.” – Lee Shau-Kee
6. Wang Jianlin
Net Worth: $29.6 Billion USD
Wang Jianlin Chinese business magnate, investor, politician, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the conglomerate company Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest real estate development company, as well as the world’s largest movie theater operator. He also owns 15% of the Spanish football club Atlético Madrid.
Jianlin had also previously fought in the army for 16 years and in 1992 he became the chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group; he was only 37 years old at this time.
“There are not many companies in China that dare to say in public, We don’t offer bribes, or companies that operate only by market rules.” – Wang Jianlin
5. Li-Ka Shing
Net Worth: $33.3 Billion USD
Sir Li-Ka Shing is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was born in Chao’an, Chaozhou. He is the chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings. The conglomerate also owns the largest health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe.
He also happens to be nicknamed; ‘Superman‘, and is revered as one of the most influential businessmen in Asia. When growing up he used to sweep factory floors for a living.
“The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind.” – Li-Ka Shing
4. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $34.9 Billion USD
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian businessman, the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by its market value.
“I don’t think that ambition should not be in the dictionary of entrepreneurs. But our ambition should be realistic. You have to realise that you can’t do everything.” – Mukesh Ambani
3. Ma Hueteng
Net Worth: $37.4 Billion USD
Ma Huateng, also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese business magnate, investor, politician, philanthropist, engineer, internet, and technology entrepreneur. He is the founder, president, and CEO of Tencent, one of the largest internet companies in China.
Hueteng, had been featured twice on Time Magazine’s list of most influential people in the world and is currently the third richest man in China and Asia.
“Wealth won’t give you satisfaction; creating a good product that’s well received by users is what matters most.” – Ma Hueteng
2. Xu Jiayin
Net Worth: $38.1 Billion USD
Xu Jiayin is a Chinese billionaire businessman and chairman of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer. Hui is the largest shareholder of China Evergrande Group. It has more than 700 projects in more than 240 cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
He is often referred to as the Donald Trump of China; is that a good or bad thing?
1. Jack Ma
Net Worth: $38.2 Billion USD
Jack Ma is a Chinese business magnate, investor, politician, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and executive chair of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. He is the richest and most inspiring man on this list; Ma is widely known for working his way up the ladder.
He went from being rejected by KFC, Harvard, the Police and failing many schools and college exams to founding one of the largest and most valuable companies in the world.
“I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.” – Jack Ma
Here’s a list of all the people featured on our list of the ‘Top Richest People in Asia 2019’:
- Jack Ma
- Xu Jiayin
- Ma Hueteng
- Mukesh Ambani
- Li Ka-Shing
- Wang Jianlin
- Lee Shau-Kee
- Masayoshi Son
- Wang Wei
- Yang Huiyan