• Wealth of Asia's 50 richest families hits a record USD699bn

    The collective wealth of Asia's 50 richest families rose by 35% this year to a record USD699bn, according to the 2017 Forbes List of Asia's Richest Families. The Ambani family of India topped the list for the first time, with a net worth of USD44.8bn. Their net worth rose by USD19bn this year. The Ambani family overtook Korea's Lee family, which this year dropped to the No. 2 spot. Still, the Lee family saw their wealth increase by USD11.2bn to USD40.8bn. In the third place is Hong Kong's Kwok family, which has a net wealth of USD40.4bn.…

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