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China’s billionaires – proof of the emerging force of the Next World Superpower

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Jack Ma, China’s richest person, is now worth a staggering $19.5bn.

That’s more than the combined wealth of Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich ($9.5bn), Virgin boss Richard Branson ($5bn) and Dyson founder Sir James Dyson ($4.4bn).

According to Forbes’ China Rich List, the land of the red dragon now has 242 billionaires, up from 168 last year.

Just the top 100 richest Chinese billionaires are now worth $376bn.

Here are the top 10 richest Chinese billionaires:

1. Jack Ma, founder, Alibaba

Wealth: $19.5bn

2. Robin Li, chairman, Baidu, China’s number one search engine

Wealth: $15.9bn

3. Ma Huateng, chairman and CEO of Chinese internet firm Tencent

Wealth: $14.4bn

4. Wang Jianlin, owner, commercial real estate company Dalian Wanda Group

Wealth: $13.2bn

5.Li Hejun, chairman, Hanergy Holding, China’s largest clean energy business

Wealth: $13bn

6. Zong Qinghou, chairman & CEO, Hangzhou Wahaha Group, China’s leading beverage company

Wealth: $11bn

7. Wang Wenyin, chairman, Amer International Group Company, a supplier of cable and copper products

Wealth: $10bn

8. Lei Jun, founder, Xiaomi Tech, one of China’s largest technology companies

Wealth: $9.1bn

9. He Xiangjian, co-founder, Midea, one of China’s largest appliance makers

Wealth: $7.5bn

10. Liu Qiangdong, co-founder, JD.com

Wealth: $7.1bn