Top 10 Richest Asian Businessmen in 2013

by RobSake on March 13, 2013

The world’s billionaires mostly came from the United States but Asia have also it’s own shares of billionaires based upon the latest survey conducted by Forbes Magazine.

It’s been a human nature that we tried to idolize people we want to and look up to some of the world’s most popular billionaires as our inspiration as we move forward toward a successful business. Most billionaires and businessmen enjoy a luxurious life through their earnings.

We need to study about the richest businessmen around the world to learn from their experience and interests. In this article we have listed some of Asia’s richest businessman for the year 2013.

Here’s Asia’s Top 10 Businessmen for 2013:

1. Li Ka Shing: Hong Kong, China

 Li Ka-Shing

Net Worth: $31 Billion

Li Ka-Shing is now considered as the richest man in Asia with a total assest accumulating wealth of $31 Billion. He is the current chairperson of Hutchison Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holding. The 88-year-old businessman from Hong Kong is now the eighth richest people in the world and one of the five non-US resident who made it to the Top 10 List.

The Hong Kong tycoon currently operates one of the largest container terminals in the world and also the largest health and beauty retailer worldwide. He owns multinational companies in 53 different countries and more than 270,000 people work under the umbrella of his organization throughout the globe.

2. Mukesh Ambani: India

Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $21.5 Billion

Mukesh Ambani was born in Aden, (City of Yemen) on April 19, 1957. He was the former richest man in Asia during the 2012 rankings. Mukesh assets fell when his companies were struck with the ongoing inflation and rift in the Indian oil ministry. He has already stepped down in the rankings of the richest man in Asia.

The 55-year-old Ambani is the owner of Reliance India which is believed to be the most valuable company in the sub-continent of India. From textile to crude oil Reliance is enjoying unchallenged business and place since ages and still manages to keep their place intact.

3. Lee Shau Kee: Hong Kong

Lee Shau Kee

Net Worth: $20.3 Billion

Lee Shau Kee is the second richest man in Hong Kong, the third in Asia and the 44th billionaire in the world. His current holdings in mainland-controlled stocks has earned him a lot of wealth. He earned the title of Hong Kong’s Buffet and “Asia’s Master of Stock.”

The whole of stock market becomes feeble on his little movements and advancements. The 85-year-old businessman, is a man of great influence when it comes to the stock market.

4. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud: Saudi Arabia

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Net Worth: $20 Billion

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud was prominently dubbed as the Arabian Warren Buffett. Prince Alwaleed is a member of the Royall Family of Saudi Arabia. The 57-year-old Prince is the owner and CEO of the Kingdom Holding Company, one of the largest and most prestigious real estate investor in the Middle East.

The Saudi Prince owned a new Airbus 380, the world’s biggest private jet. He was previously ranked as the 8th richest person in the world last 2006 but right now he ranked at the 26th spot.

5. Thomas & Raymond Kwok and Family: Hong Kong

Kwok Family

Net worth: $20 Billion

The Asian brothers, Thomas and Raymond were declared as co-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong. Both were having pretty good interest in the telecommunications industry and own interests in Smartone-Vodafoen. They also operates, KMB, Hong Kong’s City Bus operator.

6. Lakhsmi Mittal: India

Net Worth: $16.5 Billion

One of the richest man in Asia previously ranked at the 21st overall position last 2012 but right now he is ranked at the 22nd spot, one step lower from the previous rankings.

Lakhsmi Mittal is currently enjoying the office of vice chairperson of the world steel organization and has been bagged with the title as richest person in Europe with personal wealth. He was considered as a steel magnate because of his reign over the steel business. Mittal is the current CEO and founder of Arcelor Steel.

7. Cheng Yu-Tung: Hong Kong

Net Worth: $16 Billion

Cheng Yu-Tung’s business is diversified in nature, his family owns one of the largest jewelry business in Hong Kong, the Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Group. The company went public earlier in 2013. The 87-year-old billionaire already stepped down as head of the family business but his voice is still powerful in the company.

8. Dhanin Chearavanont & family: Thailand

The 58-year-old Dhanin Cheavaranont is the only Thailander who made it into the list of the Top 10 richest businessman in Asia. Chearavanont Family owns the C.P. Group. It is one of Asia’s largest conglomerates and operates in agriculture, telecommunications, marketing, distribution and logistics, international trading, petrochemicals, property and land development, crop integration, insurance, automotive, and pet foods.

Net Worth: $14.3 B

9. Mohammed Al Amoudi: Saudi Arabia

Net Worth: $13.5 Billion

Mohammed Al Amoudi is the second richest person not only in Saudi Arabia but in the entire Middle East. He hailed from Ethiopia and love his motherland so much. He repeatedly stated his theme that the Destiny of Ethiopia lay with its young in whom he had great faith.

10. Tadashi Yanai & family: Japan

Net Worth: $13.3 Billion

Tadashi Yanai is the richest man in Japan, he is founder and president of Fast Retailing, of which Uniqlo is a subsidiary. The 64-year-old businessman was awarded with an International Retailer of Year award for 2010 from the National Retail Federation in US.

That’s our list of the richest people in Asia. Take note we have not included in the list, Georgina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia, because of geographical difference, maybe in some listings they have included Georgina.

The Philippines richest man, Henry Sy, nearly made it to the list of the Top 10 Richest Asians with an accumulated wealth of $13.2 Billion. He is actually ranked at the number 11th spot.


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