- Li Ka Shing- HutchinsonWhampoa Limited
This Honkong business magnate is the richest person in Asia. He is the head honcho of HWL and Cheung Kong Holdings. He is now world’s largest health and beauty retailer in the world right now. Before he garnered millions of fortune, he led a poor life earlier. Back then when his father died he left school and joined as a labourer in a plastic manufacturing firm. From banking to real estate to cellular phones to cement production, his empire covers every facet of life.