1. Jack Ma, China, Net Worth: $43.7 billion
Born on 1964, Jack Ma, also known as Ma Yun in China, had a business mind since early childhood. He would ride his bike to nearby hotels and guide tourists around the city. That is where he learned his English and then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in English at Hangzhou Normal University.
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Jack traveled to the US in 1995 where he discovered the Internet. He realized he could take the advantage of Internet and build Alibaba, the website that helped Chinese-based companies to build a business-to-business marketplace.
He is a great philanthropist too and has won awards for his philanthropic activities. Recently, he was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Asian Awards.