These real-life Asian families own some of the world’s most well-known and wealthy businesses, but they all started from the ground up and have worked hard to get to where they are now. Let us take a closer look at the fortunes and companies of a handful of Asia’s wealthiest families today.
5. Chearavanont Family from Thailand
Chia Ek Chor began his new life in 1921 after fleeing southern China. He moved to Thailand with his family to start a new life. He and his brothers used to sell veggies together at first.
Dhanin Chearavanont, his son, became the senior chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, a conglomerate encompassing food, retail, and telecom companies, after ten decades. Wealth – 30 billion
4. Kwok Family from Hong Kong
The Sun Hung Kai properties trip started in 1972, with a grocery seller named Kwok Tak-Seng. The company currently ranks as one of Hong Kong’s largest property developers.
The three children of Knok have been responsible for the company since 1990 after the death of Walyer, Thomas, and Raymond. Wealth – 31.1 billion
3. Mistry Family from India
The grandfather of Pallonji Mistry started a building business with an Englishman in 1985. The group has today’s interests, including engineering and construction, in various business areas. Many places in Mumbai, including the Bank of India Reserve building, were built. Wealth – 34 billion
2. Hartono Family from Indonesia
Oei Wie Gwan, who is a native of Lasem, Central Java, was a Chinese-Indonesian businessman who founded the kretek company PT Djarum. The company became one of Indonesia’s most popular and successful cigarette companies following a great deal of struggle.
His two sons, Michael and Budi began investing in Central Bank Asia in 1963 after Oie’s death, which invests in Central Asia, shaping half of the family’s wealth. Wealth – 36.3 billion
1. Ambani Family
In 1957, Dhirubhai Ambani, who was the father of Mukesh and Anil Ambani, began his journey with Reliance Industries. From the year 2002 after the death of Dhirubhai Ambani, his sons took responsibility for the business.
Mukesh Ambani, in the current situation, is the fifth most important man in the world, among the world’s largest oil refining companies. He possesses a 27-story villa named Antilla, the world’s most expensive private residence. Wealth – 90.3 billion