2014 Forbes Billionaires: Full List Of Asia's 444 Richest People

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The cover of the Forbes Billionaires List issue back in 1996 asked the question: “Is the 21st the Asian Century?”  In the five years to 1996, the U.S. share of the world’s billionaires had edged down to 33% from 35%.   Asia, including Japan, had increased to 28% from 25%. Though Bill Gates was No. 1, five of the world’s top ten richest hailed from Asia.

Eighteen years later, the number of Asian billionaires has soared. The region has a record 444 members of the new Forbes Billionaires List unveiled last week, led by three entrepreneurs from Hong Kong: Li Ka-shing, Lui Che Woo and Lee Shau Kee.  Rather than Japan as the focus of attention, it’s now mainland China out in front in Asia with a record 152 members.  China wasn’t even represented on the Forbes list back in 1996.

Yet as a percentage of the world total, Asia hasn’t soared as quickly as we suggested back in 1996.  Asia’s share of the membership of 2014 Forbes Billionaires List is 27%,  less than in 1996.   The U.S. share of the new billionaires list – 30% -- is also lower.

Does the current century still look like Asia’s?  It’s not as obvious as it seemed in 1996. Rising wages are challenging export competitiveness, while spillover costs from decades of fast growth such as pollution can no longer go unpaid.  China, in particular, may face years of relatively slow growth. Meanwhile, the U.S. --that fading star of 1996 – remarkably continues to innovate and spawn new fortunes even as it copes with huge debts, poor political leadership and large numbers of non-working citizens.

Asia’s future will depend in part on what comes of its 444 members on this year’s ranking. That makes this year’s Asian list worth a careful look for readers interested in what’s ahead in global business, where to invest and where to sell goods and services.   

In the longer term,  Asia’s performance will also be greatly shaped by the region’s ability to innovate as it moves up the cost ladder and copes with changing demographics and social demands.  That test still has a long way to go.  Keep an eye on Forbes and Forbes Asia for ongoing updates of Asia’s business successes and the doers behind them.

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20. Li Ka-shing

Net Worth: $31 B

Source of wealth: diversified

28. Lui Che Woo

Net Worth: $22 B

Source of wealth: casinos

35. Lee Shau Kee

Net Worth: $19.6 B

Source of wealth: diversified

40. Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $18.6 B

Source of wealth: petrochemicals, oil & gas

42. Masayoshi Son

Net Worth: $18.4 B

Source of wealth: internet, telecom

45. Tadashi Yanai & family

Net Worth: $17.9 B

Source of wealth: retail

46. Gina Rinehart

Net Worth: $17.7 B

Source of wealth: mining

52. Lakshmi Mittal

Net Worth: $16.7 B

Source of wealth: steel

54. Cheng Yu-tung

Net Worth: $16.2 B

Source of wealth: diversified

61. Azim Premji

Net Worth: $15.3 B

Source of wealth: software

64. Wang Jianlin

Net Worth: $15.1 B

Source of wealth: real estate

80. Ma Huateng

Net Worth: $13.4 B

Source of wealth: internet media

82. Dilip Shanghvi

Net Worth: $12.8 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

86. Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family

Net Worth: $12.6 B

Source of wealth: real estate

91. Robin Li

Net Worth: $12.1 B

Source of wealth: internet search

94. Zong Qinghou

Net Worth: $11.6 B

Source of wealth: beverages

95. Robert Kuok

Net Worth: $11.5 B

Source of wealth: palm oil/shipping/property

97. Dhanin Chearavanont & family

Net Worth: $11.4 B

Source of wealth: food

97. Henry Sy & family

Net Worth: $11.4 B

Source of wealth: diversified

100. Ananda Krishnan

Net Worth: $11.3 B

Source of wealth: telecoms

102. Shiv Nadar

Net Worth: $11.1 B

Source of wealth: information technology

102. Lee Kun-Hee

Net Worth: $11.1 B

Source of wealth: Samsung

106. Robert & Philip Ng

Net Worth: $11 B

Source of wealth: real estate

117. Li Hejun

Net Worth: $10.3 B

Source of wealth: renewable energy

122. Jack Ma

Net Worth: $10 B

Source of wealth: e-commerce

130. Tsai Eng-Meng

Net Worth: $9.5 B

Source of wealth: food, beverages

132. Hiroshi Mikitani

Net Worth: $9.3 B

Source of wealth: online retailing

141. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

Net Worth: $9 B

Source of wealth: drinks

153. Michael Kadoorie & family

Net Worth: $8.5 B

Source of wealth: diversified

158. Joseph Lau

Net Worth: $8.4 B

Source of wealth: real estate

173. Tsai Wan-Tsai & family

Net Worth: $7.6 B

Source of wealth: finance

173. R. Budi Hartono

Net Worth: $7.6 B

Source of wealth: banking, tobacco

184. Michael Hartono

Net Worth: $7.3 B

Source of wealth: tobacco, banking

186. Peter Woo & family

Net Worth: $7.2 B

Source of wealth: real estate

190. He Xiangjian

Net Worth: $7.1 B

Source of wealth: appliances

191. Kumar Birla

Net Worth: $7 B

Source of wealth: commodities

191. Graeme Hart

Net Worth: $7 B

Source of wealth: investments

196. Wei Jianjun & family

Net Worth: $6.9 B

Source of wealth: automobiles

196. Yang Huiyan

Net Worth: $6.9 B

Source of wealth: real estate

202. Chung Mong-Koo

Net Worth: $6.8 B

Source of wealth: Hyundai

207. Takemitsu Takizaki

Net Worth: $6.6 B

Source of wealth: sensors

208. James Packer

Net Worth: $6.5 B

Source of wealth: casinos

212. Pansy Ho

Net Worth: $6.4 B

Source of wealth: casinos

212. Quek Leng Chan

Net Worth: $6.4 B

Source of wealth: banking/real estate

215. Ivan Glasenberg

Net Worth: $6.3 B

Source of wealth: mining

227. Lucio Tan & family

Net Worth: $6.1 B

Source of wealth: diversified

234. Chan Laiwa & family

Net Worth: $6 B

Source of wealth: real estate

244. Sunil Mittal & family

Net Worth: $5.7 B

Source of wealth: telecom

244. Hui Wing Mau

Net Worth: $5.7 B

Source of wealth: real estate

244. Hui Ka Yan

Net Worth: $5.7 B

Source of wealth: real estate

253. Teh Hong Piow

Net Worth: $5.6 B

Source of wealth: banking

256. Liu Yongxing

Net Worth: $5.5 B

Source of wealth: agribusiness

263. Terry Gou

Net Worth: $5.4 B

Source of wealth: electronics

270. Wee Cho Yaw

Net Worth: $5.2 B

Source of wealth: banking

270. Kwee brothers

Net Worth: $5.2 B

Source of wealth: real estate

270. Andrew Forrest

Net Worth: $5.2 B

Source of wealth: mining

281. Harry Triguboff

Net Worth: $5 B

Source of wealth: property

281. Micky Jagtiani

Net Worth: $5 B

Source of wealth: retail

281. Walter Kwok

Net Worth: $5 B

Source of wealth: real estate

281. Anil Ambani

Net Worth: $5 B

Source of wealth: diversified

295. Cyrus Poonawalla

Net Worth: $4.9 B

Source of wealth: vaccines

295. Kunio Busujima & family

Net Worth: $4.9 B

Source of wealth: gaming

295. Savitri Jindal & family

Net Worth: $4.9 B

Source of wealth: steel

295. Shashi & Ravi Ruia

Net Worth: $4.9 B

Source of wealth: diversified

305. Zhang Zhidong

Net Worth: $4.8 B

Source of wealth: internet media

319. Andrew Tan

Net Worth: $4.7 B

Source of wealth: diversified

319. Frank Lowy

Net Worth: $4.7 B

Source of wealth: shopping malls

328. Jay Y. Lee

Net Worth: $4.5 B

Source of wealth: Samsung

340. Luo Jye & family

Net Worth: $4.4 B

Source of wealth: tires

345. Wang Chuanfu

Net Worth: $4.3 B

Source of wealth: batteries, autos

345. Guo Guangchang

Net Worth: $4.3 B

Source of wealth: diversified

345. Lee Shin Cheng

Net Worth: $4.3 B

Source of wealth: palm oil/real estate

345. Liang Wengen

Net Worth: $4.3 B

Source of wealth: manufacturing

354. Akira Mori & family

Net Worth: $4.2 B

Source of wealth: real estate

354. Enrique Razon Jr

Net Worth: $4.2 B

Source of wealth: ports

354. Wang Wenyin

Net Worth: $4.2 B

Source of wealth: metals

354. William Ding

Net Worth: $4.2 B

Source of wealth: online games

354. Lin Rong San

Net Worth: $4.2 B

Source of wealth: real estate

367. Barry Lam

Net Worth: $4.1 B

Source of wealth: computers

375. Lei Jun

Net Worth: $4 B

Source of wealth: smartphones

375. Chairul Tanjung

Net Worth: $4 B

Source of wealth: diversified

375. Wang Wei

Net Worth: $4 B

Source of wealth: delivery service

388. John Gokongwei Jr

Net Worth: $3.9 B

Source of wealth: diversified

396. Uday Kotak

Net Worth: $3.8 B

Source of wealth: banking

408. Zhang Jindong

Net Worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: retail

408. Jiang Bin

Net Worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: electronics

408. Gong Hongjia & family

Net Worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: investments

408. Zhang Xin & family

Net Worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: real estate

408. Wu Yajun & family

Net Worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: real estate

429. Vanich Chaiyawan

Net Worth: $3.65 B

Source of wealth: insurance, drinks

430. Zhang Shiping & family

Net Worth: $3.6 B

Source of wealth: metals

446. Adi Godrej & family

Net Worth: $3.5 B

Source of wealth: consumer goods

446. Lu Guanqiu

Net Worth: $3.5 B

Source of wealth: diversified

446. Sri Prakash Lohia

Net Worth: $3.5 B

Source of wealth: polyester

446. Masatoshi Ito

Net Worth: $3.5 B

Source of wealth: retail

446. Jamshyd Godrej & family

Net Worth: $3.5 B

Source of wealth: consumer goods

446. Keiichiro Takahara

Net Worth: $3.5 B

Source of wealth: diapers

466. Lin Yu-lin

Net Worth: $3.4 B

Source of wealth: real estate

466. Sun Guangxin

Net Worth: $3.4 B

Source of wealth: diversified

466. Han Chang-Woo & family

Net Worth: $3.4 B

Source of wealth: gaming

466. Chung Eui-Sun

Net Worth: $3.4 B

Source of wealth: Hyundai

466. John Gandel

Net Worth: $3.4 B

Source of wealth: shopping malls

483. Fu Liquan & family

Net Worth: $3.3 B

Source of wealth: electronics

483. Samuel Yin

Net Worth: $3.3 B

Source of wealth: diversified

483. David Consunji

Net Worth: $3.3 B

Source of wealth: construction

483. Francis Choi

Net Worth: $3.3 B

Source of wealth: real estate

506. Liu Yonghao & family

Net Worth: $3.2 B

Source of wealth: agribusiness

506. Lu Xiangyang

Net Worth: $3.2 B

Source of wealth: automobiles

506. Desh Bandhu Gupta

Net Worth: $3.2 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

520. Shi Yuzhu

Net Worth: $3.1 B

Source of wealth: diversified

520. Wang Yung-Tsai

Net Worth: $3.1 B

Source of wealth: plastics

520. Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary

Net Worth: $3.1 B

Source of wealth: diversified

551. Anthony Pratt

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: packaging, recycling

551. Kushal Pal Singh

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: real estate

551. Kerr Neilson

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: investment

551. Lawrence Ho

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: casinos

551. Wang Yusuo & family

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: energy

551. Lu Zhiqiang

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: diversified

551. Samuel Tak Lee

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: real estate

551. Paul Ramsay

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: health care

551. Tang Yiu

Net Worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: retail

580. Michael Ying

Net Worth: $2.9 B

Source of wealth: retail

580. Anil Agarwal

Net Worth: $2.9 B

Source of wealth: mining, metals

609. Huang Rulun

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: real estate

609. Krit Ratanarak

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: media, real estate

609. Peter Sondakh

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: investments

609. Angela Leong

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: casinos

609. Yang Kai

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: dairy products

609. Gautam Adani

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: commodities, infrastructure

609. Suh Kyung-Bae

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: Amorepacific

609. Chee Chen Tung & family

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: shipping

609. Masahiro Miki

Net Worth: $2.8 B

Source of wealth: retail

641. Richard Chandler

Net Worth: $2.75 B

Source of wealth: investments

642. Tong Jinquan

Net Worth: $2.7 B

Source of wealth: real estate

642. Liu Qiangdong

Net Worth: $2.7 B

Source of wealth: e-commerce

642. Yeoh Tiong Lay

Net Worth: $2.7 B

Source of wealth: construction/power/real estate

642. Law Kar Po

Net Worth: $2.7 B

Source of wealth: hotels

642. Ye Chenghai & family

Net Worth: $2.7 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

642. Qiu Guanghe & family

Net Worth: $2.7 B

Source of wealth: retail

663. Yasumitsu Shigeta

Net Worth: $2.6 B

Source of wealth: mobile telecom

663. Sze Man Bok

Net Worth: $2.6 B

Source of wealth: hygiene products

663. Patrick Lee

Net Worth: $2.6 B

Source of wealth: paper

663. Hui Lin Chit

Net Worth: $2.6 B

Source of wealth: hygiene products

663. Pan Zhengmin & family

Net Worth: $2.6 B

Source of wealth: electronics

663. Jason Chang

Net Worth: $2.6 B

Source of wealth: electronics

687. Mochtar Riady & family

Net Worth: $2.5 B

Source of wealth: diversified

687. Pang Kang

Net Worth: $2.5 B

Source of wealth: flavorings

687. Chey Tae-Won

Net Worth: $2.5 B

Source of wealth: SK

687. William Fung

Net Worth: $2.5 B

Source of wealth: sourcing

687. Shigenobu Nagamori

Net Worth: $2.5 B

Source of wealth: motors

731. Ma Jianrong & family

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: textiles, apparel

731. Brijmohan Lall Munjal

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: motorcycles

731. Edwin Leong

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: real estate

731. Pankaj Patel

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

731. Silas Chou

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: apparel

731. Liang Yunchao

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: nutrition supplements

731. Henry Fong Yun Wah

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: real estate

731. Kwek Leng Beng & family

Net Worth: $2.4 B

Source of wealth: diversified

763. Peter Lim

Net Worth: $2.35 B

Source of wealth: investments

764. Xu Jingren & family

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

764. George Ty & family

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: banking

764. Indu Jain

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: media

764. Chen Fashu

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: diversified

764. Cai Kui

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: real estate

764. Jia Yueting

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: entertainment

764. Wang Changtian

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: entertainment

764. Xue Xiangdong & family

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: software

764. Kuok Khoon Hong

Net Worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: palm oil

796. Lindsay Fox

Net Worth: $2.2 B

Source of wealth: transport

796. Bulat Utemuratov

Net Worth: $2.2 B

Source of wealth: mining, banking, hotels

796. Jiang Rensheng & family

Net Worth: $2.2 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

796. Kalanithi Maran

Net Worth: $2.2 B

Source of wealth: media

796. Naruatsu Baba

Net Worth: $2.2 B

Source of wealth: smartphone game maker

827. Goh Cheng Liang

Net Worth: $2.15 B

Source of wealth: paints

828. Raj Kumar & Kishin RK

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: real estate

828. Sukanto Tanoto

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: diversified

828. Zhang Li

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: real estate

828. Malvinder & Shivinder Singh

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: healthcare

828. David Hains

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: finance

828. Liu Zhongtian & family

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: aluminum products

828. Zhou Hongyi

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: Internet

828. Taizo Son

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: gaming

828. Zhu Gongshan

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: solar panel materials

828. T.Y. Tsai

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: finance

828. Vincent Lo

Net Worth: $2.1 B

Source of wealth: real estate

869. Fiona Geminder

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: packaging

869. Sun Weijie

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: manufacturing

869. Li Sze Lim

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: real estate

869. Shen Guojun

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: retail

869. Sam Goi

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: frozen foods

869. Heloise Waislitz

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: packaging

869. Or Wai Sheun

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: real estate

869. Sit Kwong Lam

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: oil, transportation

869. Bachtiar Karim

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: manufacturing

869. Cai Dongqing

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: animation

869. Chanchai Ruayrungruang

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: beverages

869. Shin Chang-Jae

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: Kyobo Life Insurance

869. Wang Wenxue

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: real estate

869. Tsai Hong-tu

Net Worth: $2 B

Source of wealth: finance

925. Wu Yiling & family

Net Worth: $1.95 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

925. Shin Dong-Bin

Net Worth: $1.95 B

Source of wealth: Lotte

931. Mo Tianquan

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: internet information provider

931. Subhash Chandra

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: media

931. Wei Ing-Chou

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: food, beverages

931. Richard Li

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: telecoms

931. Wei Yin-Chun

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: food, beverages

931. Wei Ying-Chiao

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: food, beverages

931. Wei Yin-Heng

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: food, beverages

931. Song Zuowen

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: diversified

931. Liao Long-Shing

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: petrochemicals

931. Tseng Shin-Yi

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: petrochemicals

931. Fu Meicheng & family

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: entertainment

931. Chandru Raheja

Net Worth: $1.9 B

Source of wealth: real estate

973. Li Shufu

Net Worth: $1.85 B

Source of wealth: automobiles

973. Sun Piaoyang

Net Worth: $1.85 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

973. Li Zhongchu

Net Worth: $1.85 B

Source of wealth: information technology

973. Rahul Bajaj

Net Worth: $1.85 B

Source of wealth: motorcycles

973. Ajay Kalsi

Net Worth: $1.85 B

Source of wealth: oil and gas

973. Theodore Rachmat

Net Worth: $1.85 B

Source of wealth: diversified

973. Tahir

Net Worth: $1.85 B

Source of wealth: diversified

988. Ravi Pillai

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: construction

988. Sunny Varkey

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: education

988. M.A. Yusuff Ali

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: retail

988. Tiong Hiew King

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: timber/media

988. Zhu Xingliang

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: construction

988. Tsai Cheng-da

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: finance

988. Chu Lam Yiu

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: flavorings

988. Lim Oon Kuin

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: oil trading

988. Zhang Zhirong

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: shipbuilding

988. Liu Baolin

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: drug distribution

988. Stanley Perron

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: property, retail

988. Chao Teng-Hsiung

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: real estate

988. Wu Guangming & family

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: medical equipment

988. Chen Jinxia

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: investments

988. Che Fengsheng

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

988. David Chow

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: casinos

988. Timur Kulibaev

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: banking

988. Dinara Kulibaeva

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: banking

988. Rishad Naoroji

Net Worth: $1.8 B

Source of wealth: consumer goods

1036. Michael Hintze

Net Worth: $1.75 B

Source of wealth: investment

1036. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth

Net Worth: $1.75 B

Source of wealth: hospitals

1036. Shin Dong-Joo

Net Worth: $1.75 B

Source of wealth: Lotte

1036. Murdaya Poo

Net Worth: $1.75 B

Source of wealth: diversified

1046. Zhang Hongwei

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: diversified

1046. N.R. Narayana Murthy & family

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: software services

1046. Shao Genhuo

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: agribusiness

1046. Huang Wei

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: real estate

1046. Wang Junmin

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

1046. Martua Sitorus

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: palm oil

1046. Huang Li

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: electric equipment

1046. Alijan Ibragimov

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: mining, metals

1046. Lin Xiucheng & family

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: electronics

1046. Tony Tan Caktiong & family

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: fast food

1046. Lee Myung-Hee

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: retailer

1046. Lee Joong-Keun

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: Booyoung

1046. Chung Mong-Joon

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: Hyundai

1046. Huang Bingwen & family

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: printing

1046. Katsumi Tada

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: real estate

1046. Kerry Stokes

Net Worth: $1.7 B

Source of wealth: media, mining

1078. Vladimir Kim

Net Worth: $1.65 B

Source of wealth: mining

1092. Pollyanna Chu

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: financial services

1092. Pham Nhat Vuong

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: real estate

1092. Wong Luen Hei

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: pipe manufacturing

1092. Cao Kejian

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: manufacturing

1092. Zhou Chengjian

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: retail

1092. Yoshikazu Tanaka

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: social networking

1092. Thaksin Shinawatra & family

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: investments

1092. Huang Shaowu

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: retail

1092. Mangal Prabhat Lodha

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: real estate

1092. Venugopal Dhoot

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: electronics

1092. Suhon Lin

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: petrochemicals

1092. Gao Dekang & family

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: apparel

1092. Liang Xinjun

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: diversified

1092. Tsai Ming-Kai

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: semiconductors

1092. Lee Jay-Hyun

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: CJ

1092. Gu Wei

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: manufacturing

1092. Wen Jianping

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: sewage treatment

1092. Vincent Tan

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: diversified

1092. Achmad Hamami & family

Net Worth: $1.6 B

Source of wealth: heavy equipment

1143. Wong Kwong Yu & family

Net Worth: $1.55 B

Source of wealth: retail

1143. Benu Gopal Bangur

Net Worth: $1.55 B

Source of wealth: cement

1154. Chen Yung-Tai

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: real estate

1154. Robert Coyiuto Jr

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: power

1154. Murali Divi

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals

1154. Zhu Yicai

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: diversified

1154. Ravi Jaipuria

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: soft drinks

1154. Chang Yung Fa & family

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: transportation

1154. Wen Yibo & family

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: manufacturing

1154. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: duty-free

1154. He Qiaonv & family

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: landscape architecture

1154. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan & family

Net Worth: $1.5 B

Source of wealth: software

I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 16th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List and the Taiwan Rich List. I was...