#17 Li Ka-shing Chairman, CK Hutchison Holdings Li Ka-shing. REAL TIME NET WORTH $31.3 Billion. One of the world's great empire builders, Li Ka-shing named his flagship company, Cheung Kong, after the Yangtze River, whose power comes from a confluence of countless smaller streams. Today his own power comes from his far-reaching business domain, which has operations in 52 countries.
7. Hong Kong — Li Ka-shing, $27.1 billion (£20.4 billion). Asia's second-richest person, Ka-shing owns CK Hutchison Holdings, which specialises in shipping, developments, and health and beauty retail. Despite his wealth, Ka-shing maintains a humble lifestyle and is a great philanthropist.