The richest person in Asia is the richest person in the world.
We have taken the time to compile a list of the richest people in China, based on 2019’s most comprehensive wealth data.
If you’d like to know who the richest people in the world are in 2019, then continue reading.
Make sure to predict which billionaires will appear on the list that you’re scrolling through.
Top 10 Richest People in Asia
A number of figures, as you can see, are in the range of several billion dollars. The richest man in the world is Bill Gates, followed by Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Carlos Slim.
10. Yang Huiyan
Net Worth: $20.4 Billion
Huiyan Yang is the owner/founder of Country Garden Holdings. She is the only one with the right to represent Country Garden Holdings, and as a large shareholder, she has certain rights as part of China’s laws on shareholding.
In January 2016, Forbes ranked Yang as the richest women in Asia, in part because of her wealth from her family’s business. She has investments in an internet search engine company, a telecommunications company, and a bank. She is also the only woman in this year’s list.
9. Wang Wei
Net Worth: $21.1 Billion
Wang Wei is most well known as the Chairman of SF Express Holdings Limited, which is a Chinese delivery company. WS is based in Hong Kong, and he currently has an estimated net worth of $21.1 billion.
It was established in October 1993, and is now the second largest courier in China, coming second only to China Post.
8. Masayoshi Son
Net Worth: $22.6 Billion
Masa Son is a Japanese billionaire who started SoftBank Mobile with a $300 million investment, he spent that money in developing the mobile phone industry in Japan, and by 2007, when he bought Sprint for $40 billion, the combined SoftBank Mobile and Sprint was the biggest mobile phone carrier in the world, with a combined market share of over 60%.
With the new company, his net worth is over $24 billion, which means the new company is worth around $6 billion.
I’m not so worried about my own life, but I am worried about the SoftBank Group. I want to leave a foundation for SoftBank.
7. Lee Shau-Kee
Net Worth: $28.7 Billion
Lee Shau-kee is a Hong Kong-based real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development. HLD is a property conglomerate with interests in properties, hotel, restaurants and internet services. Its subsidiaries have interests in real estate, hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau. It is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, where it is a constituent of Hang Seng Index. It is a major shareholder of Henderson Landmark.
When Lee was 10 year old, he used some of his savings to start his own business selling snacks and snacks in China. He said that he couldn’t afford much for his business but he was able to make some money.
Lee was very successful in business, after he started his own business he was able to raise his standard of living, his family’s life was a little easier and more comfortable.
As of 2016, Lee Shau Kee’s net worth is $28.7 billion, making him one of the richest men in Asia.
In most of the world, people store their money in the bank. If you put in $100, you’ll get back $103. That’s a big profit for most people, but to the person who put that money away, he or she doesn’t make any profit. In other words, there is no return. Investing and saving money can bring you profits, as long as you put in more than $100 and you spend less than $103. If you keep spending less than you save, then you don’t gain any profit.
6. Wang Jianlin
Net Worth: $29.6 Billion
He has had an effect in the film industry as chairman / CEO of Dalian Wanda, Wang’s company, as well as in the entertainment industry, as the largest investor in Hollywood.
The company began to develop in 1991 and was founded in 1994. It opened branches in several US cities and went on to become the biggest real estate company in China.
Mr. Wang is known to make the highest investments in the construction of supertall towers.
Wang Jianlin said that many companies in China are afraid to speak openly about not paying bribes, and that there are only a few companies that operate only according to market rules.
5. Li-Ka Shing
Net Worth: $33.9 Billion
The story of the wealth of Li-Ka Shing goes back to the 1990s, and his great success in the early days of the internet boom. Today Li-Ka Shing is the richest man in Hong Kong, and one of the wealthiest people in Asia, with an incredible net worth of $33.9 billion.
Shing is a business magnate, philanthropist, and investor. He is currently the chairman of the board for CK Hutchison Holdings, through which, he’s the leading port operator worldwide. The conglomerate also owns the largest health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe. Shing is also the founder and chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, the conglomerate’s holding company.
The future may be complicated by many factors, but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined from your own gain, but let it go out and embrace the integrity and humanity of mankind.
4. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $34.9 Billion
In September 2010, Mukesh Ambani announced that his telecom and oil conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd would invest $20.1 billion to take over the government-owned oil behemoth, ONGC Videsh Ltd. which holds India’s largest foreign oil assets. The deal was widely tipped as the largest foreign investment in Indian history.
Mukesh Ambani’s company, Reliance Industries, now has a net worth of almost $35 billion.
“I don’t think the ambition should be out of the dictionary as it could be the right thing for some people but not for others. So, you have to realise that you are not going to do everything because that’s not realistic,” he added.
3. Ma Hueteng
Net Worth: $37.9 Billion
Ma has been president and CEO of the company since June, 2016. He is the first person to hold both the roles since the company was established in 1999.
Hueteng is on the list of the world’s most influential people in China and Asia by Time Magazine. The company he founded, Qudian has been listed in the Forbes China 500 for the past 2 consecutive years.
Hueteng Wang has an estimated net worth of over $37 billion.
2. Hui Ka Yan
Net Worth: $38.1 Billion
A Chinese real estate billionaire is also the chairman and majority shareholder of an investment company based in Guangzhou.
He’s said that the Chinese economy is doing better than ours by a lot, that he’s not going to let that happen. And also that the Chinese are no longer a trading partner and that they’re going to start hitting our goods. So this is a big issue for China, but also for the United States.
Xiao Jianhua, the richest man in Asia, is the new richest man in the world with a net worth of $47.5 billion after recently overtaking Hui Ka Yan. It makes Xiao Jianhua the second richest man in Asia, after Hui Ka Yan.
1. Jack Ma
Net Worth: $38.2 Billion
Jack Ma has worked his way up to being the richest man in Asia. But, that doesn’t mean he works in a job that gets him all the way there.
Alibaba Group is an e-commerce company. It also contains Taobao and Tmall, which are the largest platforms for the sale of goods and services in China.
Jack Ma’s net worth is estimated at $38.2 billion. Not bad for a guy who was only the Manager for the KFC China Restaurant.
Jack Ma said he is very eager to create and build a better place and a better world. He hopes he can continue to help the Chinese people improve themselves and the world through his vision of opening up China.
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There are a lot of people in Asia. It’s hard to get to the top. And there is a lot of competition.