Not surprisingly, with a $76.0 billion fortune, the Ambanis of India are the 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 $33 billion, followed by Chearavanont family of Thailand (31.7 billion), and Hartono family of Indonesia ($31.3 billion).
Rounding out the top five is South Korea’s Lee family, which controls the formidable Samsung empire, with a combined net wealth of $26.6 billion. The Ambani family is now the richest family in Asia. Ambanis alone owns nearly 17% of the total $463 billion fortune that the top 20 richest families in Asia own.
Richest families in Asia
|2||Kwok||$33.0 billion||Hong Kong|
|5||Lee||$26.6 billion||South Korea|
|7||Cheng||$22.6 billion||Hong Kong|
|9||Pao/Woo||$20.2 billion||Hong Kong|
|10||Sy (Henry Sy)||$19.7 billion||Philippines|
|12||Lee||$17.3 billion||Hong Kong|
|15||Kadoorie||$16.1 billion||Hong Kong|
|17||Ho (Stanley Ho)||$14.6 billion||Hong Kong|
|18||Chung||$14.1 billion||South Korea|
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