9. Michael Kadoorie: 7.3 Billion Net worth
He chairs CLP Holdings, the publicly traded power company his family co-founded in 1901 and which now serves 80% of Hong Kong’s population. Kadoorie is also chairman of The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, the global luxury chain that includes the Peninsula Hotels. He sits on the board of Li Ka-shing’s CK Hutchison Holdings. Kadoorie is the scion of a family of Iraqi Jews who settled in Asia decades ago.