Jack Ma, Zhong Shanshan and Pony Ma. Photos: EPA-EFE, Nongfu Spring, Reuters
Jack Ma, Zhong Shanshan and Pony Ma. Photos: EPA-EFE, Nongfu Spring, Reuters

The battle for ‘China’s richest man’: Nongfu Spring’s Zhong Shanshan is currently No 1, even briefly topping Asia’s richest billionaire Mukesh Ambani – but he might not keep his crown for long

  • Zhong Shanshan just booted Tencent CEO Pony Ma, whose success began with the creation of WeChat, from the top spot
  • Jack Ma and Colin Huang, of e-commerce giants Alibaba and Pinduoduo, aren’t far behind – but neither is He Xiangjian, who founded home appliance company Midea

Jack Ma, Zhong Shanshan and Pony Ma. Photos: EPA-EFE, Nongfu Spring, Reuters
Jack Ma, Zhong Shanshan and Pony Ma. Photos: EPA-EFE, Nongfu Spring, Reuters
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