1 Jack Ma
Jack Ma tops the list with a net worth of US$47.8 billion. Jack Ma is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group. He went from being rejected from KFC, Harvard, and many other opportunities, to founding one of the most valuable companies in the world. He was ranked 2nd in Fortune's 2017 "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" list.
2 Mukesh Ambani
Born on 1957, Mukesh Ambani is the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, and he is currently the 2rd richest man in Asia with net worth of $42 billion (November 2017).
3 Hui Ka Yan
Hui Ka Yan was the third richest man in Asia with a net worth of $39.5 billion. Hui Ka Yan is the chairman and majority shareholder of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer. He’s often referred to as the Donald Trump of China.
4 Ma Huateng
Ma Huateng, also known as Pony Ma is a Chinese internet entrepreneur. He is the founder, president and CEO of Tencent, one of the largest Internet companies in China. Tencent controls China’s biggest mobile instant messaging service. As of November 2017, he is China's richest man, as well as the wealthiest person in Asia, with a net worth of US$48.4 billion. On 21 November 2017, he surpassed both Larry Page and Sergey Brin to become the ninth richest man in the world, and the first Asian to enter Forbes' top 10 richest men list.
5 Li-Ka Shing
Li-Ka Shing is the richest man in Hong Kong, and one of the wealthiest people in Asia, with an incredible net worth of $33.9 billion. Shing is a business magnate, philanthropist, and investor. He was the chairman of the board for CK Hutchison Holdings; through it, he was the world's leading port investor, developer, and operator, and the largest health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe.