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Asia’s Wealthiest Business Dynasties: The 20 Richest Families In Asia, 2019

Not surprisingly, with a $50 billion fortune, the Ambanis of India are richest business family in Asia. The Ambanis are behind the oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance empire. The Kwok family of Hong Kong ranks No. 2 on our annual ranking of Asia’s wealthiest business families, with a fortune of $38 billion, followed by Chearavanont family of Thailand, Hartono family of Indonesia, and Lee family of South Korea.

Asia’s 20 wealthiest families are now worth more than $450 billion combined.

  1. Ambani family
    Key Members: Dhirubhai Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Nita Ambani, Akash Ambani, Isha Ambani Piramal, Tina Ambani
    Country: India
    Business: Reliance Industries
    Combined net worth: $50.4 billion
  2. Kwok family
    Key Members: Kwok Tak-seng, Raymond Kwok Ping Luen, Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, Walter Kwok Ping-sheung
    Country: Hong Kong
    Business: Sun Hung Kai Properties
    Combined net worth: $38 billion
  3. Chearavanont family
    Key Members: Chia Ek Chor, Dhanin Chearavanont (Chia Kok Min)
    Country: Thailand
    Business: Charoen Pokphand Group
    Combined net worth: $37.9 billion
  4. Hartono family
    Key Members: Oei Wie Gwan, Michael Bambang Hartono (Oei Gwie Siong), Robert Budi Hartono (Oei Hwie Tjhong)
    Country: Indonesia
    Business: Djarum, Bank Central Asia
    Combined net worth: $32.5 billion
  5. Lee family
    Key Members: Lee Byung-chul, Lee Maeng-hee, Lee Kun-hee, Lee Chang-hee, Lee Myung-hee, Lee Jae-yong (Jay Y. Lee)
    Country: South Korea
    Business: Samsung Group
    Combined net worth: $28.5 billion
  6. Yoovidhya family
    Key Members: Chaleo Yoovidhya, Chalerm Yoovidhya, Saravoot Yoovidhya
    Country: Thailand
    Business: TCP Group
    Combined net worth: $24.5 billion
  7. Mistry family
    Key Members: Pallonji Mistry, Shapoor Mistry, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
    Country: India
    Business: Shapoorji Pallonji Group
    Combined net worth: $21.1 billion
  8. Sy family
    Key Members: Henry Sy (Henry Tan Chi Sieng Sy Sr.), Harley Sy, Teresita Sy-Coson, Henry T. Sy Jr.
    Country: Philippines
    Business: SM Investments
    Combined net worth: $20.9 billion
  9. Chirathivat family
    Key Members: Tiang Chirathivat, Tos Chirathivat
    Country: Thailand
    Business: Central Group
    Combined net worth: $20.3 billion
  10. Kadoorie family
    Key Members: Elly Kadoorie, Ellis Kadoorie, Lawrence Kadoorie, Horace Kadoorie, Michael Kadoorie, Philip Lawrence Kadoorie
    Country: Hong Kong
    Business: CLP Holdings
    Combined net worth: $18.5 billion
  11. Kwek/Quek family
    Key Members: Kwek Hong Png, Kwek Leng Beng, Quek Leng Chan, Sherman Kwek
    Country: Singapore/Malaysia
    Business: Hong Leong Group
    Combined net worth: $18.4 billion
  12. Cheng family
    Key Members: Chow Chi Yuen, Cheng Yu-tung, Henry Cheng, Adrian Cheng
    Country: Hong Kong
    Business: Chow Tai Fook
    Combined net worth: $18.2 billion
  13. Ng family
    Key Members: Ng Teng Fong, Robert Ng (Robert Ng Chee Siong), Philip Ng (Philip Ng Chee Tat), Daryl Ng (Daryl Ng Win Kong)
    Country: Singapore
    Business: Far East Organization
    Combined net worth: $17.2 billion
  14. Pao family
    Key Members: Yue-Kong Pao, Helmut Sohmen, Douglas Woo
    Country: Hong Kong
    Business: BW Group, Wheelock
    Combined net worth: $16.7 billion
  15. Tsai family
    Key Members: Tsai Wan-tsai, Tsai Wan-lin, T. Y. Tsai, Tsai Hong-tu, Chris Tsai, Daniel Tsai, Richard Tsai
    Country: Taiwan
    Business: Cathay Financial, Fubon Financial
    Combined net worth: $16.2 billion
  16. Hinduja family
    Key Members: Parmanand Hinduja, Gopichand Hinduja, Srichand Hinduja, Prakash Hinduja, Dheeraj Hinduja
    Country: India
    Business: Hinduja Group
    Combined net worth: $16 billion
  17. Ho family
    Key Members: Stanley Ho Hung-sun, Pansy Catalina Ho Chiu-king, Josephine “Josie” Ho Chiu-yi, Lawrence Ho Yau Lung, Angela Leong On Kei
    Country: Hong Kong
    Business: SJM Holdings
    Combined net worth: $14.9 billion
  18. Torii/Saji family
    Key Members: Shinjiro Torii, Keizo Saji, Nobutada Saji
    Country: Japan
    Business: Suntory
    Combined net worth: $14.8 billion
  19. Lee family
    Key Members: Lee Kum Sheung, Lee Shiu Nan, Lee Man Tat, Lee Wai-chung
    Country: Hong Kong
    Business: Lee Kum Kee International Holdings Ltd
    Combined net worth: $14.7 billion
  20. Chungm family
    Key Members: Chung Ju-yung (Jung Joo-young), Chung Mong-koo , Chung Mong-joon, Chung Eui-sun
    Country: South Korea
    Business: Hyundai
    Combined net worth: $13.5 billion

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

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