Yesterday Bloomberg unveiled their rich people’s list, and in Asia Mukesh Ambani is the richest person.
Mukesh Ambani’s net worth now stands at $26.8 billion market value slid 18 percent over the past 12 months
Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, nicknamed “Superman” by the local media for his investing prowess, ranks second in Asia, with a $25.8 billion net worth.
Lakshmi Mittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, is the third wealthiest Asian with a net worth of $23.6 billion.
So we have two Indian’s among the top 3 richest people in Asia.
“Asia is witnessing a tremendous economic boom now and the entrepreneurs who are steering economic prosperity are cleverly optimizing these opportunities,” said Noor Quek, previously the head of business development in Southeast Asia at Citigroup Inc.’s private-banking unit, who now runs Singapore-based family office adviser NQ International Pte. “Growth in the number and wealth of Asian billionaires will be exponential and the process has started.” [source]
In the coming years we might have more Asians in the list.
Check out the Global Billionaire List (by Bloomberg Index):
The above list is as of today (7th March 2012).
As of today Mukesh Ambani is the 11th Richest person in the world (as per Bloomberg Index).