Nelson Mandela once said that, “Money would not create success, the freedom to make it will”. Jack Ma who was once the richest guy in Asia was replaced by Mukesh Ambani, who now helm the throne, making him the richest man in Asia of 2018. Let’s see who exactly he is, and who are the other top 5 richest man in Asia after Ambani!
1. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $42.3 Billion
So, who is this Mukesh Ambani
Ambani overtook the founder of Alibaba Group – Jack Ma to become Asia’s richest person. He is the chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, and he is also the largest shareholder of the company. The company deals with petrochemicals and oil & gas sectors and the growth of it takes Ambani to where he is today.
Ambani’s company has now become one of the richest business in India and Asia. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, and drop out half way when he was studying MBA at Stanford.
2. Jack Ma
Net Worth: $41.6 Billion
Jack Ma, Founder and former Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group is perhaps one of the most popular faces on the Internet.
Jack Ma always said to the world:” If you want to be successful, learn from the other people’s mistakes, don’t learn from the successful stories.”
Wise words indeed.
3. Li Ka-shing
Source: HK Asia Tatler
Net Worth: $35.4 Billion
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is the 3rd richest man in Asia, and rank 23rd richest person in the world. He used to be the chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings but right now he has retired from CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings.
Although he has more than 250,000 people that work for his company, he manages it well. He prefers to live in minimalism and he always donates billions to different charity organizations which focuses in development of technology and medicine!
4. Lee Shau-Kee
Net Worth: $29.2 Billion
Lee Shau-Kee was born in China but he currently lives in Hong Kong. He is known as Hong Kong very own Warren Buffet, at the same time he is also a real estate tycoon who has ventured into different industries, such as internet services, hotel chains, restaurants and etc.
He is the owner of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, and also the director and chairman of a few properties and holdings. Lee is also a philanthropist; he is one of the main sponsors of the HKICC Lee Shau-Kee School of Creativity. He has donated more than HK$20 million through the Lee Shau-Kee Foundation.
5. Wang JianLin
Net Worth: $28.9 Billion
Billionaire Wang Jianlin is the chairman and president of Dalian Wanda Group- one of the world’s biggest commercial real estate developers with more than 200 plazas in China.
He was once selected as one of the “Most Influential 50 in the World” by Bloomberg, ranked at 37 in 2015. Such a great achievement in his lifetime! Wang is also the Vice Chairman of other commerce companies, such as China Charity Confederation, China Folk Chamber of Commerce, China Enterprise Confederation and many more.
6. Tadashi Yanai
Net Worth: $22.3 Billion
The founder of Uniqlo is now the richest person in Japan. He used to work in company that sold men’s clothes in Jusco more than 10 years. But right after he gained his own experience, he decided to start up his own company and now it’s so successful and famous around the world.
People are so familiar with the brand Uniqlo. But not many people know that Tadashi is the lead man behind who successfully built the concept of fast retailing, big and strong!