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Meet China’s 5 men worth 20 billion-plus

Jack Ma at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya, in July 2017. Photo: Ben Curtis / AP

Tech and real estate are the paths to riches in China. The latest top five are:

  1. Hui Ka Yan, chairman of real estate developer China Evergrande: $40.7 billion;
  2. Tencent co-founder and chairman Pony Ma Huateng:$39 billion;
  3. Jack Ma, Alibaba co-founder and chairman: $39.9 billion;
  4. Wang Jianlin, chairman of real estate developer and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda: $25.1 billion;
  5. Wang Wei, chairman of SF Holding, aka the "Fedex of China": $21.1 billion

Jack Ma may be having the most fun. He stars in a new short film about a Tai Chi master – himself.

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