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Top 10 Chinese billionaires


The business magazine Forbes ranked 486 Chinese billionaires in a list based on their fortunes.

According to the magazine, Chinese billionaires account for almost a quarter of the world's billionaires, with their wealth reaching US$1.34 trillion.

A total of 334 billionaires are from the Chinese mainland, accounting for 69 percent. Billionaires from Hong Kong and Taiwan account for 14 percent and six percent, respectively.

Here are the top 10 richest people in China.

No 10 Wang Wenyin, Chinese mainland

Net worth: US$14 billion

Industry: Mining and copper products

Top 10 Chinese billionaires
Wang Wenyin, chairman of Amer International Group, speaks at a business forum in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, Dec 17, 2016. (Photo / VCG)

No 8 Joseph Lau, Hong Kong

Net worth: US$15 billion

Industry: Real estate

Top 10 Chinese billionaires
Joseph Lau speaks to a journalist at his home in Hong Kong, Nov 15, 2016. The man transferred his 75 percent stake in Chinese Estates to his wife and son in March 2017, citing serious health issues. (Photo / VCG)

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