Asia’s top 10 richest people

The number of Billionaires on Forbes 35th annual list world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2, 755 – 660 as per Forbes report. Of those, new 463 were new in the list including 210 from China and Hong Kong. Here are the top 10 billionaires in all of Asia.

1. Mukesh Ambani

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Mukesh is the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of energy and telecom Reliance Industries. Much wealth of Ambani’s ensures from the Petrochemical and Oil and gas, telecom, and retail businesses. Though, Ambani businesses fell by US$36.8 billion in 2020 from US$50 billion in 2019. Despite this, his business rapidly surges a huge US$84.5 billion.

Country: India

Net worth: US$84.5 billion

Overall ranking: 10th

2. Zhong Shanshan

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Shanshan is also called Bottled Water King. He has a bottled water company that listed its shares in Hong Kong in 2020.  He is the third richest man in China but in the global ranking is placed 1063rd.  After a year, his wealth is growing from US$2 billion to US$68.9 billion.

Country: China

Net worth: US$68.9

Overall ranking: 13th

3. Ma Huateng

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Ma Huateng heads of Chinese Internet giant Tencent which is also placed among the nation’s largest businesses by market cap. Huateng is the second richest man among the Chinese Billionaires. Now, he jumps from 20th to 15th place in the global ranks.

Country: China

Net worth: US$65.8 billion

Overall ranking: 15th

4. Colin Huang Zheng

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The chairman of online discounter Pinduoduo is Colin Huang which is one of the largest e-commerce sites. Now, it is steadily grown from 94th in 2019 to 57th in 2020, and 21.

Country: China

Net worth: US$55.3 billion

Overall ranking: 21st

5. Gautam Adani

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Mundra Port is the largest in India which is control by tycoon Gautam Adani in his home state of Gujarat. Adani Enterprises, Adani Green, Adani Total Gas, Adani Power, and more are raising shareholders of Adani. According to the Bloomberg report, Gautam Adani is now the second richest man in Asia.

Country: India

Net worth: US$66.5 billion

Overall ranking: 24th

6. Jack Ma

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Jack Ma is the co-founder of Alibaba Group which is one of the largest e-commerce businesses. He is the top businessman in China who ranks fourth in China and 26th worldwide.

Country: China

Net worth: US$48.4 billion

Overall ranking: 26th

7. Masayoshi Son

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Masayoshi is the founder of telecom and investment giant SoftBank Group. Now he is the top Billionaire in Japan overtaking Tadashi Yanai this year.

Country: Japan

Net worth: US$45.4 billion

Overall ranking: 29th

8. Tadashi Yanai

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Yanai was built the Tokyo-listed retail clothing empire Fast Retailing which is the parent of Uniqlo. He was Japan’s richest man in 2019 and 2020 but the world ranking is 31st richest person.

Country: Japan

Net worth: US$44.1 billion

Overall ranking: 31st

9. Wang Wei

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Wang Wei is also known as SF Express “FedEx of China”.

Country: China

Net worth: US$39 billion

Overall ranking: 35th

10. He Xiangjian

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Xiangjiang built a Midea Group which is one of the world’s largest appliance makers.

Country: China

Net worth: US$37.7 billion

Overall ranking: 37th