Alibaba (NYSE: BABA; HKEX: 9988) founder Jack Ma continues to be the richest man in China for the third year with a total personal wealth of USD 58.8 billion, up 45% from last year, according to the Hurun China rich list 2020 published on Tuesday.
After announcing his retirement in 2019, the 56-year-old entrepreneur officially exited the board of the e-commerce behemoth in early October this year. But the impending IPO of Ant Group, of which Jack Ma remains the controlling stakeholder, has pushed his wealth, as the fintech unicorn is believed to launch the world’s biggest public listing ever.
Meanwhile, Tencent’s (HKG: 0700) founder and CEO Pony Ma retains the second place on the list with a total personal wealth of USD 57.4 billion, up 50% from the year before thanks to the company’s better-than-expected earnings and successful investments.
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