1) Dhanin Chearavanont And Family (Net worth: US$30 billion)
Dhanin Chearavanont is the richest man in Thailand. This 76-year-old billionaire added $5 billion to his wealth last year.
Shares of his most valuable holding, Chinese insurer Ping An, surged 40 percent in the same period.
Dhanin Chearavanont began year 2015 by partnering Japanese trading firm Itochu for a 20 percent stake in China International Trust and Investment Corporation for $10.2 billion.
Most of the uber-rich in Thailand are self-made billionaires. They made the best use of opportunities that came their way and became rich.