A significant number of people from Asia have been featured in the list of billionaires published by different magazines and media outlets every year. Majority of billionaires comes from China followed by India and Hong Kong with representatives from other countries as well. Here in this article, we have presented a list of top 10 richest people in Asia 2023 arranged in the order of their net worth.
Top 10 Richest People in Asia 2023
The table provides the list of the top 10 richest people in Asia along with their latest net worth in the year 2023, source of income and their nationality.
|Rank||Name||Net worth (2023)||Nationality||Source of income|
|1.||Mukesh Ambani||$96 Billion||India||Diversified|
|2.||Zhong Shanshan||$62.8 Billion||China||Beverages, pharmaceuticals|
|3.||Gautam Adani||$56.7 Billion||India||Infrastructure, commodities|
|4.||Zhang Yiming||$39.1 Billion||China||TikTok|
|5.||Li Ka-shing||$38.1 Billion||Hong Kong||Diversified|
|6.||Tadashi Yanai & family||$35.9 Billion||Japan||Fashion retail|
|7.||Ma Huateng||$35.1 Billion||China||Internet media|
|8.||Robin Zeng||$33.4 Billion||Hong Kong||Batteries|
|9.||William Lei Ding||$32.3 Billion||China||Online games|
|10.||Lee Shau Kee||$26.4 Billion||Hong Kong||Real estate|
Asia’s 10 Richest People in 2023
Now that you know the richest people in Asia, their net worth, nationality, etc, let us learn a little bit more about them in detail.
Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and owner of Reliance Industries founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966. His company has interest in petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom and retail. Mukesh Ambani is now the richest person in Asia and also among the richest men in the world.
Zhong Shanshan started his career with jobs as a construction worker, a newspaper reporter and a beverage sales agent. He then started his own business and opened a bottled water company Nongfu Spring. A majority shareholder in Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy, Shanshan is the richest person in China and 2nd richest in Asia.
Gautam Adani is the manager of the India’s largest Mundra Port in Gujarat and is also a well-known business tycoon. Other than infrastructure and commodities, Adani Group is also in the power generation & transmission and real estate business. With approximately $56.7 Billion net worth, Adani is the 3rd richest person in Asia.
Zhang Yiming is the founder of one of China’s largest media content platforms, ByteDance. ByteDance is known for its revolutionary social video app TikTok. At only the age of 39 years, Zhang is already a billionaire and was also a member of the 2013 Forbes China 30 Under 30 List. His current net worth is estimated to be around $39.1 Billion.
Li Ka-shing is the former chairman and senior advisor in CK Hutchison Holdings, a leading port investor company and CK Asset Holdings, a property developer company. He started his business as the Cheung Kong (CK) plastics at age 21 with his minimal savings and loans from relatives. Also known as Superman, Li is a major philanthropist with his foundation donating over $3.3 billion in charity.
Tadashi Yanai & family
Tadashi Yanai and family own the renowned retail clothing empire Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, Theory, Helmut Lang, J Brand and GU. One of the richest person in China as well as the world, Yanai is striving hard for his company to become the world’s largest retailer.
Ma Huateng is the founder and chairman of Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings. It is one of the largest businesses by market cap in China with its most popular social messaging app WeChat having more than 1 billion users. Huateng was named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and one of the world’s most powerful people by Forbes.
Robin Zeng ranks sixth in this list of top 10 richest people in Asia. He is the founder and chairman of one of the world’s largest electric vehicles battery supplying company Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). A successful businessman and a scholar, Zeng holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
William Lei Ding
William Ding is the CEO of Netease which is one of the world’s largest online and mobile games businesses. He was the first internet and gaming billionaire of China in 2003 and with a net worth of $32.3 Billion, William is also among the top 10 richest people in Asia as in 2023.
Lee Shau Kee
Lee Shau Kee is the owner of Henderson Land Development which contributes heavily towards his net worth. He is also the co-founder of property developer Sun Hung Kai with Kwok Tak-Seng. Lee belonged to a very poor family while growing up and has now donated more than $400 million toward education over the years.
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Disclaimer: The net worth of people shared above is subject to change.