Top 10 Richest People in Asia 2018


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Yang Huiyan

10. Yang Huiyan (36)

Net Worth: $21.3 Billion   World Rank: #40

  • Yang Huiyan is a Chinese entrepreneur and investor. she owns 57% of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings and her father transferred a large stake of company shares to her in 2007.
  • Yang Huiyan is the richest women in Asia.
  • She is the only women and youngest to made onto this list.

 Citizen: China

Tadashi Yanai

9. Tadashi Yanai (69)

Net Worth: $26.1 Billion   World Rank: #33

  • Tadashi Yanai is a Japanese businessman, founder, and president of Fast Retailing.
  • Tadashi Yanai's Fast Retailing is the parent of Uniqlo.
  • Fast Retailing also owns J Brand and Theory.

 Citizen: Japan

Masayoshi Son

8. Masayoshi Son (61)

Net Worth: $26.8 Billion   World Rank: #32

  • Masayoshi Son is Founder and CEO of Softbank, a mobile telecom and investment firm with $81 Billion in revenue in 2017.
  • Masayoshi Son was once a Richest Man in World but couldn't hold that position for too long due to loss of $70 Billion during Dot Com crash in 2000.
  • Softbank acquired U.S mobile phone carrier Sprint Nextel for $22 Billion in 2013.

 Citizen: Japan

Wang Jianlin

7. Wang Jianlin (63)

Net Worth: $28.2 Billion   World Rank: #29

  • Wang Jianlin chairs Dalian Wanda Group, one of the world's biggest commercial real estate development company.
  • His Dalian Wanda Group also owns U.S. movie theater chain AMC and film studio Legendary Entertainment.
  • He owns 20% of the Spanish football club Atlético Madrid

 Citizen: China

Lee Shau Kee

6. Lee Shau Kee (90)

Net Worth: $28.5 Billion   World Rank: #28

  • Lee Shau Kee is a Hong Kong-based real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, which he started in 1976.
  • Lee Shau Kee grew up in a poor family that could afford to eat fish or meat only twice a month.
  • A dedicated philanthropist, he's donated more than $400 million toward education over the years.

 Citizen: Hong Kong

Li Ka-shing

5. Li Ka-shing (90)

Net Worth: $33.6 Billion   World Rank: #25

  • Li Ka-shing is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was born in Chao'an, Chaozhou.
  • Li Ka-shing is revered as one of the most influential businessmen in Asia.
  • His Li Ka Shing Foundation has donated more than $2.6 billion; over 80% has gone to Greater China.

 Citizen: Hong Kong

Jack Ma

4. Jack Ma (54)

Net Worth: $36.9 Billion   World Rank: #22

  • A former English teacher, Jack Ma co-founded and chairs Alibaba Group, one of the world's largest e-commerce businesses.
  • Its 2014 IPO in New York set a record as the world's biggest public stock offering, raising $25 billion.
  • Alibaba's revenue in the 12 months ending in March 2017 rose by 56% to $23 billion.
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  • Being rejected from Harvard, KFC and other 30 different jobs before founding one of the most valuable company in the world, He is definitely most inspiring men on this list.
  • Jack Ma's net worth falls by $11 billion after announcing his retirement plan.

 Citizen: China

Ma Huateng

3. Ma Huateng (46)

Net Worth: $37.1 Billion   World Rank: #21

  • Ma Huateng (also known as Pony Ma) is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Tencent, and the biggest investment, gaming, and entertainment conglomerate in the world.
  • Ma Huateng chairs Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, which ranks among the nation's largest businesses by market cap.
  • Tencent's popular social messaging app WeChat has more than 1 billion users.
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  • Ma Huateng was Richest man in Asia for 3 months, and the first Chinese to enter Forbes' top 10 richest men list by surpassing Larry Page and Sergey bin to become the ninth richest man in the world.
  • In 2016, Ma transferred $2 billion worth of Tencent shares, to his charitable foundation. However, Forbes has not decreased his net worth as the shares are still listed under his name.

 Citizen: China

Hui Ka Yan

2. Hui Ka Yan (59)

Net Worth: $38.9 Billion   World Rank: #20

  • Hui Ka Yan chairs Hong Kong-listed real estate developer China Evergrande Group of Shenzhen, active in the residential and commercial property.
  • Hui Ka Yan graduated from a college specialized in steel; he worked as a technician in a steel factory for 10 years after graduating in 1982.
  • As of January 2018, Hui Ka Yan has a net worth of US$39.1 billion, making him the third-richest person in China.
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  • Evergrande owns the majority of one of China's most winning soccer teams; Alibaba Group holds a minority stake.
  • Hui created publicly-listed Evergrande Health and partnered with Harvard-affiliated Brigham Hospital.

 Citizen: China

Mukesh Ambani

1. Mukesh Ambani (61)

Net Worth: $48.9 Billion   World Rank: #14

  • Mukesh Ambani chairs and runs $51 billion (revenues) oil and gas giant Reliance Industries, among India's most valuable companies.
  • He surpassed Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, to become Asia's richest person with a net worth of $44.3 billion in July 2018.
  • In 2016, Reliance sparked a price war in India's hyper-competitive telecom market with the launch of 4G phone service Jio.
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  • He resides at the Antilia Building, one of the world's most expensive private residences with its value reaching $1 billion.
  • Forbes named him one of the richest sports owners in the world.

 Citizen: India