#1 | Mukesh Ambani
NET WORTH: 101.7 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.
#2 | Gautam Adani
NET WORTH: 73.1 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.
#3 | Zhong Shanshan
NET WORTH: 63.8 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 | Ma Hauteng
NET WORTH: $48.0 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.
#5 | Jack Ma
NET WORTH: 41.4 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CO-FOUNDER AND FORMER EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF ALIBABA GROUP
Jack Ma Yun is a Chinese business mogul, philanthropist, and investor. Alibaba Group, a multinational technological corporation, is his co-founder and former executive chairman.
He also co-founded the private equity business Yunfeng Capital. Ma is a staunch supporter of a market-driven, open economy.
#6 | Zhang Yiming
NET WORTH: 35.9 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.
#7 | Tadashi Yanai
NET WORTH: 31.9 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF FAST RETAILING
Tadashi Yanai is a Japanese businessman who is the founder and president of Fast Retailing, which owns Uniqlo (“unique clothing”).
#8 | Takemitsu Takizaki
NET WORTH: 30.6 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER OF KEYENCE
Takemitsu Takizaki is a Japanese businessman who is the honorary chairman and creator of Keyence, a company that makes automation sensors, vision systems, barcode readers, laser markers, measuring equipment, and digital microscopes.
Takizaki has a net worth of US$28.5 billion as of May 2021.
#9 | Li Ka-shing
NET WORTH: 31.7 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.
#10 | Colin Huang
NET WORTH: 34.3 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND FORMER CEO OF E-COMMERCE COMPANY PINDUODUO
Colin Huang is a Chinese businessman and philanthropist worth billions of dollars.
He is the founder and former CEO of Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce firm that grew to become China’s largest agriculture platform.
Huang also owns at least three more the Cayman Islands limited liability corporations, each with a 7.7% interest in Pinduoduo.