Asia is home to several of the world’s strongest economies and some of the most effective manufacturing processes. The larger companies within the continent have led to some immense wealth creation for their leaders. The following lists the top 10 richest CEOs in Asia.
Softbank CEO, Masayoshi Son has led the company to great success and himself to greater wealth by his purchases of stakes in promising foreign companies. This Japanese businessman owns valuable real estate worldwide and his net worth is estimated at over $19 Billion.
Originally called the LMN group, Lakshmi Mittal of India founded Arcelor-Mittal back in 1976. Under his skilled direction as CEO it has become the biggest steel manufacturing company on earth. Through his stake in the company, Mittal has earned a net worth of $19 Billion.
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Tadashi Yanai founded Fast Retailing and serves as CEO of one of its subsidiaries, the Uniqlo clothing brand. He is often ranked as Japan’s wealthiest man and his net worth is currently $15 Billion.
Ma is an internet entrepreneur and one of China’s wealthiest men due to his direction as CEO of the company he founded, Tencent Holdings. Tencent is the 4th largest internet company in the world with a value of $150 Billion. The company is famous behind apps such as QQ and WeChat. The revenue from its several subsidiaries combines to give Ma a net worth of $12 Billion.
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He wears the hats of both CEO and Chairman at the Wahaha beverage company. In this capacity he has earned the majority of his substantial wealth and placing him at the top of China’s list of richest citizens. His net worth is over $11 Billion.
Ananda Krishnan is rumored to be the owner of one of the Petronas Twin Towers
A Malaysian Harvard graduate with Sri Lankan roots, Ananda Krishnan is currently one of the wealthiest men in Asia. The man is also the second richest man in Malaysia. He founded Maxis Communications and expanded into other industries which combine to earn him a net worth of over $11 Billion.
Having inherited the position from his father, South Korean Chung Mon-Koo took up the reigns of the family business, Hyundai in the late nineties. He continues to serve as CEO and has a net worth of over $7 Billion.
This Chinese CEO comes from a wealthy family and is nephew to multibillionaire Robert Khouk. He manages the Wilmar palm oil company on their behalf and through his inherited wealth and salary has amassed a net worth of almost $2.5 Billion.
Suh hails from South Korea and his wealth comes from Amorepacific, the company he inherited from his late father. Under his stewardship as CEO, operations have expanded to neighboring countries and his net worth has climbed to just under $2 Billion.
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Malaysian Vincent Tan serves as CEO and Chairman of the Berjaya Group of companies. He has strong allies in politics which many have suggested may have eased some of his business plans in being executed. His net worth is estimated at $1.33 Billion.