Behind the continuous growth of the market and economy in Asia are innovative entrepreneurs who keep figuring out new ways to satisfy and bring convenience to Asian and worldwide consumers. Therefore, let us find out in this article who these people are – featuring the top 25 richest Asian entrepreneurs.
Table of Contents
- What is the net worth of the richest Asian entrepreneurs?
- From what age group do these Asian entrepreneurs belong?
- What Asian countries have the wealthiest businessmen?
- What is the worldwide standing of the richest Asian entrepreneurs?
- What industry do Asian entrepreneurs focus on?
- What are the gender, marital status, and education of these entrepreneurs?
|Rank||Name||Net Worth||Age||Country||Source of Wealth||Industry||Worldwide Billionaires Rank||Country’s Richest Rank|
|1||Mukesh Ambani||$84.5 billion||64||India||Reliance Industries||Diversified||#10||#1|
|2||Zhong Shanshan||$68.9 billion||66||China||Nongfu Spring; Wantai Biopharm||Food & Beverage; Pharmaceuticals||#13||#1|
|3||Ma Huateng||$65.8 billion||49||China||Tencent Holdings||Technology||#15||#2|
|4||Colin Huang||$55.3 billion||41||China||Pinduoduo||Technology||#21||#3|
|5||Gautam Adani||$50.5 billion||58||India||Adani Group||Diversified||#24||#2|
|6||Jack Ma||$48.4 billion||56||China||Alibaba Group||Technology||#26||#4|
|7||Masayoshi Son||$45.4 billion||63||Japan||SoftBank Group||Telecom||#29||#1|
|8||Tadashi Yanai||$44.1 billion||72||Japan||Fast Retailing||Fashion & Retail||#31||#2|
|9||Wang Wei||$39.0 billion||50||China||SF Express||Service||#35||#5|
|10||He Xiangjian||$37.7 billion||78||China||Midea Group||Manufacturing||#37||#6|
|11||Zhang Yiming||$35.6 billion||37||China||ByteDance; Tiktok||Technology||#39||#7|
|12||Li Ka-shing||$33.7 billion||93||Hong Kong||diversified||diversified||#43||#1|
|13||Qin Yinglin||$33.5 billion||56||China||Muyuan Foods||Food & Beverage||#44||#8|
|14||William Lei Ding||$33.0 billion||49||China||NetEase||Technology||#45||#9|
|15||Lee Shau-kee||31.7 billion||93||Hong Kong||Henderson Land Development||Real Estate||#47||#2|
|16||Yang Huiyan||$29.6 billion||39||China||Country Garden||Real Estate||#50||#10|
|17||Robin Zeng||$28.4 billion||52||China||Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL)||Energy||#52||#11|
|18||Hui Ka Yan||$27.7 billion||62||China||Evergrande Group||Real Estate||#53||#12|
|19||Pang Kang||$26.4 billion||65||China||Foshan Haitian Flavouring||Food & Beverage||#57||#13|
|20||Wang Xing||$26.1 billion||42||China||Meituan||Technology||#60||#14|
|21||Takemitsu Takizaki||$25.8 billion||76||Japan||Keyence||Manufacturing||#62||#3|
|22||Jiang Rensheng||$24.4 billion||67||China||Anhui Zhifei Longcom||Healthcare||#69||#15|
|23||Shiv Nadar||$23.5 billion||75||India||HCL Technologies||Technology||#71||#3|
|24||Zhang Zhidong||$23.4 billion||49||China||Tencent||Technology||#73||#16|
|25||Zhang Yong||$23.0 billion||50||Singapore||Haidilao||Food & Beverage||#75||#1|
|25||Lei Jun||$23.0 billion||51||China||Xiaomi||Technology||#75||#16|
Net Worth of the Richest Asian Entrepreneurs
According to Forbes and Wikipedia, the top 25 richest Asian businessmen have a net worth ranging from $23 billion to $84.5 billion as of writing. Ten out of 25, or 40%, belong to the lower bracket with a net worth below $30 billion. The other 40% are in the middle ranks with a net worth of $31-$49 billion, while the remaining 20% belong to the top 5 richest, having a net worth of $50-$85 billion.
Among our top 25 Asian entrepreneurs, the eldest ones are already 93 years old – Lee Shau-kee and Li Ka-shing. Similarly, these two are also the richest businessmen in Hong Kong. Most of the entrepreneurs on our list belong to the age group of 50 to 70 years old. On the other hand, the youngest among them are in their late thirties to early forties: Wang Xing, 42, Colin Huang, 41, Yang Huiyan, 39, and Zhang Yiming, 37.
Asian Countries with the Wealthiest Businessmen
Seventeen of the wealthiest Asian entrepreneurs are from China, while three are from India. Similarly, Japan also has the three richest people on the list. There are also two from Hong Kong and one from Singapore.
Only one out of the top 25 made it to the top 10 billionaires of the world – Mukesh Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries, who has a net worth of $84.5 billion. Zhong Shanshan of Nongfu Spring and Tencent founder Ma Huateng are the 13th and 15th billionaires worldwide with $68.9 billion and $65.8 billion, respectively. The rest of the businessmen on our list belong to rank 21 to 75 on the Forbes list of 2021 billionaires.
The wealthiest entrepreneurs of Asia are focusing on the Technology industry (including e-commerce) – 9 out of 25 among our top 25 list specializes in this industry like Tencent, Pinduoduo, Alibaba, ByteDance, NetEase, Meituan, HCL, and Xiaomi. On the other hand, there are four who focus on the Food and Beverage industry; three on Real Estate; while another three have diversified businesses. Others belong to other sectors like healthcare, package delivery service, telecom, energy, and fashion & retail.
Gender, Marital Status, and Education
There is only one female among the richest Asian entrepreneurs – Yang Huiyan of Country Garden from China. She is also the wealthiest woman in Asia, having a net worth of $29.6 billion.
The majority of our top businessmen have a bachelor’s degree. Only Robin Zeng has a Doctorate, while Colin Huang, Wang Xing, and Zhang Zhidong have a Master’s degree. Surprisingly, six out of 25 are college dropouts or have never gone to college.
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