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Who are the top 5 on Bloomberg's ASIA'S RICHEST FAMILIES

 ASIA'S RICHEST FAMILIES

THE AMBANI FAMILY

INDIA

Wealth: $76.Obn Company: Reliance Industries

Reliance was founded by late Dhirubhai Ambani as a small textile manufacturer.

His elder son, Mukesh Ambani chairs $88 billion (revenue) Reliance Industries.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, he raised more than $20 billion selling a third of Jio to investors, like Facebook & Google.

THE KWOK FAMILY

HONG KONG

Wealth: $33.Obn Company: Sun Hung Kai Properties

Raymond & Thomas Kwok inherited the company that developed the International Commerce Centre, the city's tallest skyscraper.

Raymond Kwok is the sole chairman as Thomas was sentenced to prison in 2014 for bribery.

Raymond's nephew, Geoffrey Kwok is the non-executive director.


THE CHEARAVANONT FAMILY

THAILAND

Wealth: $31.7bn

Company: Charoen Pokphand Group

The family is one of the world's largest producers of animal feed & livestock.

It began in 1921, when Chia Ek Chor and his brother opened a shop selling imported seeds.

The group, which has investments in 21 countries & economies, is led by Chia Ek Chor's son Dhanin.


THE HARTONO FAMILY

INDONESIA

Wealth: $31.3bn

Company: Djarum, Bank Central Asia

Brothers R. Budi & Michael get more than 80% of their fortune from their investment in Bank Central Asia.

Hartono's fortune stems from kretek cigarette maker Djarum, now run by Budi's son Victor.

They bought a stake in BCA during the 1997-1998 Asian economic crisis.


THE LEE FAMILY

SOUTH KOREA

Wealth: $26.6bn Company: Samsung

Lee Byung-Chull began a trading company in 1938 that evolved into one of the world's biggest tech companies.

It split into 4 independent entities during the 1990s. Samsung, CJ, Shinsegae & Hansol,

As of 2017, the businesses brought in nearly $300 billion in annual sales from electronics, retail, entertainment & paper.

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