#1 | Gautam Adani
NET WORTH: 124 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER OF THE ADANI GROUP
Gautam Shantilal Adani is a wealthy Indian businessman and the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, a global corporation located in Ahmedabad that specializes in port construction and operations in India.
He started the Adani Group in 1988 and has since expanded his firm into areas like resources, logistics, energy, agriculture, defense, and aerospace.
He owned a 66% interest in Adani Ports & SEZ, a 75% stake in Adani Enterprises, a 75% stake in Adani Transmission, and a 73% stake in Adani Power as of 2018.
#2 | Mukesh Ambani
NET WORTH: 96.6 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CHAIRMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AND LARGEST SHAREHOLDER OF RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD. (RIL)
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian businessman who is the chairman, managing director, and major shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 corporation and the most valuable firm in India by market value.
He is the richest person in Asia, according to Forbes, with a net worth of US$101.7 billion, and the tenth richest person in the world as of October 10th, 2021.
#3 | Zhong Shanshan
NET WORTH: 70 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON OF THE NONGFU SPRING
RESIDENCE: SOUTH AFRICA (1971-CURRENT), UNITED STATES (2000-CURRENT), CANADA (1971-CURRENT)
Zhong Shanshan is a wealthy Chinese businessman.
He is the primary owner of Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise and the creator and chairman of the Nongfu Spring beverage firm.
#4 | Zhang Yiming
NET WORTH: 49.5 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER OF BYTEDANCE
Zhang Yiming is a wealthy internet entrepreneur from China.
He established ByteDance in 2012 and developed Toutiao, a news aggregator, and TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, a video sharing platform.
Zhang Yiming stated on May 20, 2021, that he would be stepping down as CEO of ByteDance at the end of the year and transferring to a new position within the firm.
#5 | Robin Zeng
NET WORTH: $39.8 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BATTERY MANUFACTURER CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY (CATL)
Zeng Yuqun, better known as Robin Zeng, is a Chinese business magnate and millionaire.
He is the founder and CEO of Contemporary Amperex Technology, a battery producer (CATL).
#6 | Ma Hauteng
NET WORTH: $38.8 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF TENCENT
Ma Huateng is a Chinese business tycoon worth billions of dollars.
He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Tencent, Asia’s most valuable corporation, one of the world’s largest Internet and technology firms, as well as one of the world’s largest investment, gaming, and entertainment empires.
WeChat, China’s most popular mobile instant messaging program, is developed by the business, and its subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, payment systems, smartphones, internet-related services, value-added services, and online advertising services in China and throughout the world.
#7 | Li Ka-shing
NET WORTH: 36.4 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: SENIOR ADVISOR FOR CK HUTCHISON HOLDINGS AND CK ASSET HOLDINGS
RESIDENCE: HONG KONG
Li Ka-shing is a Japanese businessman.
Li GBM KBE JP is a business mogul, investor, and philanthropist from Hong Kong.
After retiring as Chairman of the Board in May 2018, he is now a senior adviser for CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings; via them, he is the world’s biggest port investor, developer, and operator of Asia’s and Europe’s largest health and beauty store.
#8 | Lee Shau Kee
NET WORTH: 33.4 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF FAST RETAILING
RESIDENCE: HONG KONG
Lee Shau-kee GBM is a business entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist from Hong Kong.
He is the majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a real estate conglomerate with holdings in land, hotels, restaurants, and internet services.
Lee stepped aside as chairman and managing director of the firm in 2019 at the age of 91, in favor of two of his sons, Peter and Martin Lee. He is still employed as an executive director.
#9 | Shiv Nadar
NET WORTH: 26.9 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN EMERITUS OF HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED & THE SHIV NADAR FOUNDATION
Shiv Nadar is a philanthropist and millionaire Indian businessman.
HCL Technologies Limited and the Shiv Nadar Foundation are both named after him.
He is the founder and chairman emeritus of both companies.
With an estimated net worth of US$29.1 billion as of March 14, 2022, he is India’s third wealthiest person and the world’s 40th wealthiest person.
#10 | He Xiangjian
NET WORTH: 28 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CO-FOUNDER OF MIDEA
Midea, one of China’s major appliance manufacturers, is co-founded by He Xiangjian.
Bloomberg Billionaires Index assessed his net worth to be $28.8 billion in September 2021, putting him in 51st place.