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Business Dynasties: The 20 Richest Families In Asia

Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani

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

RankNameWealthCountry
1Ambani$76.0 billionIndia
2Kwok$33.0 billionHong Kong
3Chearavanont$31.7 billionThailand
4Hartono$31.3 billionIndonesia
5Lee$26.6 billionSouth Korea
6Yoovidhya$24.2 billionThailand
7Cheng$22.6 billionHong Kong
8Mistry$22.3 billionIndia
9Pao/Woo$20.2 billionHong Kong
10Sy (Henry Sy)$19.7 billionPhilippines
11Tsai$19.0 billionTaiwan
12Lee$17.3 billionHong Kong
13Kwek/Quek$16.5 billionSingapore
14Torii/Saji$16.3 billionJapan
15Kadoorie$16.1 billionHong Kong
16Hinduja$15.1 billionIndia
17Ho (Stanley Ho)$14.6 billionHong Kong
18Chung$14.1 billionSouth Korea
19Ng$13.8 billionSingapore
20Chirathivat$12.9 billionThailand

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