10 Richest People Of Asia You Did Not Know

As mentioned in my earlier post, the richest people in the world are mostly native to America or central parts of Europe. We dont see much of the Asian natives in the top ranks of world's most successful bureaucrats. However, Forbes, an international business magazine, listed Asia's 20 richest people who share a collective fortune of $264 billion.

Today I will list down the the top 10 from the Forbes' list of top 20 richest people of Asia.

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10) Robert Kuok

Robert Kuok

Robert Kuok is a malaysian philanthropist who has influenced many people in asia. According to Forbes , his  assets account for a total of $12.4 billion making him the richest person in Malaysia and south-east Asia. He has pursued the degree of Bachelors in Arts/Science from Raffles College.

9) Mohammad Al Amoudi

Mohammad Al Amoudi

Mohammad Al Amoudi is a Saudi business man whose net worth reaches to $12.5 billion. He lives in Riyadh and Ethopia both places. Initially he started investments in construction but later expanded his buisness in agriculture producing major exports for Saudia Arabia which are his major source of income.

8) Chen Yu-Tung

Chen Yu-Tung

This man is a Hong Kong billionare with extensive dealings and real estate interests in not just Hong Kong but also in Macau. His net worth sums to be $16 billion which mostly come from chain of lucury hotels that he owns.

7) Georgina Rinehart (Tie)

Georgina Rinehart

Gina Rinehart is the richest woman in Asia-Pacific. She recently signed a pertnership with a media organisations becoming the largest shareholder in Fairfax Media. She is also a political powerhouse, currently lobbying against mining and carbon taxes.

7) Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Alsaud (tie)

Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Alsaud

He belongs to the Saudi royal family and is a Saudi Arabian business tycoon and an investor. His total assets  are worth $18 billion, a major part of which comes from the Kingdom Holding Company which is owned by him. He has pursued a degree of Masters in Sciences from Syra Cuse University.

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7) Lee Shau Kee (tie)

Lee Shau Kee

Lee Shau Kee is a Hong Kong  based real estate tycoon who owns the Henderson Land Development which deals in properties, lands and restaurants. He is also expanding his business with Hong Komg & China gas. With current assets of $18 billion, he shares the number 7 spot with Gina Rinehart and Sheikh Al Waleed.

4) Thomas and Raymond Kwok & Family

Thomas and Raymond Kwok

Both brothers are the charimen of the Hong Kong's biggest real estate developer, SHKP. Their combone net worth is a total of $18.3 billion. However recently they were charged for bribery related scandals under a high profile corruption case.

3) Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal is an Indian steel magnate who has pursued a degree of Bachelors in Arts/Science from St Xavier's College in Calcutta . He is the chairman and CEO of the world's largest steel making company, AcelorMittal. His net worth is $20.7 billion. He lost about $10.4 billion, more then anyone else in the world, when the shares of his company, AcelorMittal, tumbled. He still makes it in the top ten list of Asia's richest people.

2) Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

Most of the success stories have a dramatic element involved somewhere in the lives. Same is the case with Mukesh Ambani, who ranks at the second postion of this list, even after being a drop out of Standford University. He later pursued a degree of Engineering from the University of Bombay. 

He is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman and CEO of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited, the foremost company of the Indian energy and materials conglomerate Reliance Group. His net worth reaches $22.3 billion.

1)  Li Ka-Shing

Li K-Shing

Surprisingly, Li Sha-King is also a high school drop out but now Asia's most successful business magnate and philanthropist having assets worth $25.5 bllion, which also make him the ninth richest person in the world. Currently he is the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited.

Do You See Yourself In That List In Future ? 

Well ! Who knows, with hardwork and a motivating approach towards your future, you make it into the Forbes' list of Asia's richest people. Keep working with increasing vigour and zest. All the best :)

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