10. Jack Ma – $24.3 B
Jack Ma is a Chinese business magnate and philanthropist. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, a group of highly successful online businesses. He is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes and the richest man in China since 2014.
As stated by Forbes: “Former English teacher Ma captured the world stage like no other Chinese businessman in September 2014 with the record-breaking $25 billion initial public offering of his e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group on the New York Stock Exchange. His Ant Financial Services Group, is pushing beyond its Alipay online payment business into financial services, including a consumer money market fund and a private bank. Ma has said he plans to take it public in China. He also has more than a dozen other investments, from a stake in a soccer team to a film production studio. An active philanthropist, he sits on the board of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences with fellow billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner. Ma has claimed that he got rejected from Harvard 10 times.”