Last month, the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos briefly became the richest man in the world. With a fortune of about $90.6 billion, he became the first person to top a net worth of $90 billion. But unfortunately, he was able to enjoy the moment for a few hours only.
Since Forbes updates their list of billionaires in real time as markets fluctuate, the magazine releases a more static list every year. This made Jeff Bozos lose his number one title and came to rest on the second rank.
Today we will look at the top 10 Asian billionaires who control $295 billion of Asia’s total wealth!
1. Jack Ma, $38.3 billion
Jack Ma has been ranked 18th on the list of world’s top billionaires by Forbes. However, his fortune has grown by $706 million over the last month, which helped him reclaim his title of the richest person in Asia. For a short period earlier this month, Jack Ma was surpassed by Pony Ma who became China’s wealthiest person.
2. Ma Huateng, $36.5 billion
Th CEO and founder of Tencent Inc, Ma Huateng or Pony Ma is ranked 19th on the list. He lost his number one title to Jack Ma by $212 million drops in his earnings.
3. Mukesh Ambani, $35.9 billion
The richest person in India has been ranked 20th on the list. The Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries saw a drop in his earnings by $77 million.
4. Li Ka-Shing, $34.4 billion
As of August 2017, Li Ka-Shing is the 4th richest person in Asia with an estimated worth of $34 billion, according to Forbes. The 89-year-old businessman is the founder of the organization Cheung Kong Holdings.
5. Hui Ka Yan, $30.7 billion
Hui Ka Yan is the chairman of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer. He lost by $455 million in earnings and was ranked 24th on the list.
6. Wang Jianlin, $30 billion
Wang Jianlin, a Chinese businessman is the founder of Dalian Wanda Group which is both the country’s largest real estate developer and world’s largest movie theater operator. He was ranked 27th on the list of top Asian billionaires. His net worth went down by $15 million.
7. Lee Shau Kee, $27.4 billion
The Honk Kong-based real estate tycoon is the majority owner of Henderson Land Development.
8. Masayoshi Son, $22.6 billion
Masayoshi Son is a Japanese businessman who is also the CEO of Soft Bank. He gained a wealth of $313 million over the last month and ranked 38th on the list.
9. Wang Wei, $20.6 billion
The Chinese businessman and chairman of SF Express lost $437 million. His total net worth currently ranks him on the 43rd spot on Forbes’s list.
10. Lee Kun-Hee, $18.4 billion
The South Korean businessman and the Chairman of Samsung Group were ranked 54th on the list. He saw a rise of $149 million in his total earnings.
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