Asia has produced some of the biggest business tycoons who stand among the richest personalities of the world. The continent is home to some of the world’s most important investors, real estate developers and business owners. The discussion below provides information about seven richest people and business tycoons in Asia including their achievements and the reasons behind their success.
The richest man and the most powerful business tycoon in Asia is Li Ka-Shing. Born in China on 29th July 1929, the successful man turns eighty-six this year. He is the business magnate of Hong Kong with $33.2 billion as his net assets. Li Ka-Shing quit school at the age of twelve and began apprenticeship at a watch strap factory. Two years later, he had a full-time job at a plastic trading company. At the age of only 22, Li set up his own company and from then onwards began his journey towards success. The man is an inspiration not only through his success story but also because of his generosity. Deemed one of the most magnanimous philanthropists of Asia, Li Ka-Shing has contributed more than $1.4 billion towards charitable causes to this date.
With a net worth of $29.7 billion, Jack Ma is the richest man in China and one of the youngest high achievers in the world. He is the founder and member of the internet based e-commerce company, Alibaba Group Holding Limited. The services provided by the company include consumer to consumer sales, business to consumer sales and business to business sales through web portals. Although the man used a computer for the first time in his life at the age of 33, he runs one of the most successful internet-based businesses today.
Another Hong Kong based business tycoon, Lee Shau Kee is one of the richest men in Asia. With a net worth of $24.8 billion, the man stands as one of the most successful landlords in China. He is a self-made businessman and also contributes generously towards charity. The tycoon is known as “Uncle Four” owing to the fact that he is among the world’s very few fourth-born children who grew up to become multi-billionaires. He has also earned the reputation of being one of Asia’s biggest philanthropists. To date, Lee Shau Kee has contributed over $20 million through his Lee Shau Kee Foundation. He is also a major sponsor of the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
Former Chinese soldier, Wang Jianlin is the wealthiest real estate developer in China. He chairs the Dalian Wanda Group Corporation Limited which is the largest private property developing company in China. Under the company’s banner are over two hundred departmental stores, luxury hotels and shopping plazas. The mogul’s net worth amounts to $24.2 billion.
Founder and MD of Sun Pharmaceuticals, Dilip Shingvi is the richest man in India. Reaching the age of 60 in 2015, the successful businessman has a net worth of $20.1 billion according to Forbes. Born in Mumbai, Shingvi began his career by merely helping his father in wholesale business of generic drugs. Later, he founded his own company in 1982 through an investment of only Rs. 10,000. Today, Sun Pharmaceuticals is the largest drug company in India.
With a networth of 22.6 billion US dollars, Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Alsaud of Saudi Arabia stands among the richest people and business tycoons in Asia. He belongs to the Saudi Royal family. His paternal grandfather, Ibn Saud was the first King of Saudi Arabia while his maternal grandfather, Riad Al Solh was the first Prime Minister of Lebanon. Prince Al-Waleed is an influential investor of Saudi Arabia.
Mukesh Ambani is the second richest business tycoon of India. He held the first place as the richest Indian till 2015 when he was surpassed by Dilip Shingvi. Ambani’s net worth amounts to $19.7 billion according to an estimate made by Forbes in May 2015. The business magnate is the Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries Limited.
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