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Taiwan’s Rich List 2018: Richest Taiwanese Billionaires

With a net worth $7.3 billion, Hon Hai Precision Industry founder Terry Go has been named the wealthiest businessman in Taiwan, according to the CEOWORLD magazine’s Taiwan Rich List 2018.  It was a volatile year for the Taiwan 50 richest: only 37 of Taiwan’s 50 wealthiest people are billionaires —- Lin Chang Su-O (ranked: 22nd, net worth $1.78 billion) – widow of real estate mogul Lin Rong San of Union Enterprise Construction and Shirley Kao of Uni-President (ranked: 40th, net worth $970 million) are the only 2 women on the list of the nation’s wealthiest people.

To identify the richest people in Taiwan, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed a wealth of sources, including news sites Bloomberg, Forbes, and Wealth-X — to find those with the highest to-date net worth. The top five Taiwanese richest tycoons were: Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou (net worth $7.3 billion); Wei family brothers (Ing-chou, Ying-chiao, Yin-chun and Yin-heng) of Tingyi, one of mainland China’s largest beverage-and-noodle makers (net worth $7.2 billion); Tsai Hong-tu and Cheng-ta of Cathay Financial Holding (net worth US$7.1 billion); Daniel Tsai & Richard Tsai of Fubon Financial Holding (net worth US$5.7 billion); and Tsai Eng-meng of snack food company Want Want China (net worth US$5.6 billion).

Lin Shu-Hong (net worth $3.9 billion), a cofounder of petrochemicals-and-plastics giant Chang Chun Group ranked No. 6 on the list.

Taiwan’s Rich List 2018: Wealthiest People In Taiwan

RankNameTotal Net WorthSource
1Terry Gou $7.3 B electronics
2Wei Ing-chou, Ying-chiao, Yin-chun & Yin-heng $7.2 B food
3Tsai Hong-tu & Cheng-ta $7.1 B finance
4Daniel & Richard Tsai $5.7 B finance
5Tsai Eng-Meng $5.6 B food, beverages
6Lin Shu-Hong $3.9 B petrochemicals
7Barry Lam $3.6 B electronics
8Jason & Richard Chang $3.2 B semiconductors
9Pierre Chen $3.1 B electronics
10Luo Jye $2.9 B tires
11Tseng Cheng & Tseng Sing-ai $2.8 B petrochemicals
12Samuel Yin $2.6 B retail
13T.Y. Tsai $2.15 B finance
14Lin Ming-hsiung $2.1 B supermarkets
15Scott Lin $2.07 B optical components
16Chen Tei-Fu $2.05 B herbal products retailer
17Chen Yung-Tai $2 B real estate
18Rudy Ma $1.9 B finance
19Lin Chen-hai $1.89 B real estate
20Wang Chou-hsiong $1.88 B footwear
21Chin Jong Hwa $1.8 B auto parts
22Lin Chang Su-O $1.78 B property
23Shi Wen-long $1.65 B plastics
24Douglas Hsu $1.64 B diversified
25Tony Chen $1.63 B electronics
26William & Wilfred Wang $1.54 B plastics
27Allen & Tien-Szu Hung Horng $1.5 B electronics
28Andre Koo, Sr., Sr. $1.44 B financial services
29Wang Ren-sheng $1.4 B retail
30Chao Teng-hsiung $1.38 B real estate
31Thomas Wu $1.36 B finance
32Archie Hwang $1.33 B semiconductors
33K.C. Liu $1.27 B manufacturing
34Tsai Chi-Jui $1.1 B shoes
35Eugene Wu $1.07 B finance
36Morris Chang $1.06 B semiconductors
37Bruce Cheng $1 B electronics
38Wu Chung-yi $990 M manufacturing
39Yeh Min-Yuen $980 M cybersecurity
40Shirley Kao $970 M food & beverage retailing
41Lee Tien-tsai $770 M beverages
42Ter-Fung Tsao $760 M food
43Tsai Ming-Kai $720 M semiconductors
44Ho Kuang-chi $670 M Restaurants
45Chen Wu-kang $600 M skin care & household products
46Liao Long-shing $580 M petrochemicals
47Wu Li-gann $570 M electronic components
48Tsai Yung-lung $550 M screws, bolts
49Kenneth Yen $540 M autos
50Huang Chung Sheng $530 M recycling



Emma London

Emma London

Energetic journalist and broadcaster. Contributing editor. My dream is to have dinner with Richard Branson, Ratan Tata, & Elon Musk. Champagne connoisseur. NYU alumna and Yoga teacher.
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