Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Stats Gate

Chinese billionaire Zhong Shanshan replaces Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani as Asia’s wealthiest

Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani

With a net worth of $78.2 billion, Chinese billionaire Zhong Shanshan has overtaken Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani as the richest person in Asia. Mukesh Ambani’s net worth has surged $76.7 billion making him the 2nd richest man in Asia above Colin Huang and Pony Ma.

Globally, Zhong Shansha is the 11th richest individual, just a rank above Mukesh Ambani, who is the 12th richest in the world, as of January 2, 2021. Zhong Shansha’s net worth has surged $71.4 billion this year, it’s one of the fastest accumulations of wealth in history.

Top 20 richest people in Asia

  1. Zhong Shanshan: $78.2 billion
  2. Mukesh Ambani: $76.7 billion
  3. Colin Huang: $62.6 billion
  4. Pony Ma: $56.4 billion
  5. Jack Ma: $50.6 billion
  6. Tadashi Yanai: $45.2 billion
  7. He Xiangjian: $36.8 billion
  8. Gautam Adani: $33.8 billion
  9. Takemitsu Takizaki: $32.4
  10. Pang Kang: $31.9 billion
  11. Lei Jun: $31.3 billion
  12. Li Ka-Shing: $31.1 billion
  13. Zeng Yuqun: $31 billion
  14. William Ding: $30.5 billion
  15. Yang Huiyan: $30 billion
  16. Jay Y Lee: $28 billion
  17. Masayoshi Son: $27.8 billion
  18. Goh Cheng Liang: $27.6 billion
  19. Azim Premji: $25.4 billion
  20. Wang Wei: $25.1 billion
Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

VP and News Editor
Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.