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Top 10 wealthiest Chinese in the world in 2015

( Updated: 2015-08-31 07:02

Property tycoon Wang Jianlin from the Chinese mainland overtook Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing as the richest man in China, with a personal fortune of about $42.6 billion, said a new ranking.

According to the latest data from Hurun Research Institute, billionaires from the Chinese mainland accounted for about 79.5 percent of the Hurun Global Chinese Rich List 2015, followed by 6.3 percent from Hong Kong and 4.9 percent from Taiwan.

Spread across more than 18 countries and regions, Hurun's research said there were 1,577 individuals with personal wealth in excess of 2 billion yuan ($312.6 million), and of this 302 were from outside the Chinese mainland.

No 10 Li Yanhong and his wife Ma Dongmin

Top 10 wealthiest Chinese in the world in 2015

Li Yanhong, founder and CEO of Baidu. [Photo/IC]

Wealth: $15,600 million

Company: Baidu

Industry: Search Engine

Age: 47, 45

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