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We bring to you the list of top 10 richest people in Asia.

China has the highest number of billionaires in Asia even though the richest man in Asia is from India.

We’ve taken the time to create a compilation of the richest billionaires in Asia as of 2020. Below, you can find out who the richest billionaires in Asia are, what they do, and how much they’re currently worth.

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The Asian countries and territories with the most billionaires are: Mainland China (308), India (113), Hong Kong (71), Taiwan (36) South Korea (28) and Japan (26).

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10. Qin Yinglin -$18.5 billion

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Qin Yinglin, chairman of China’s Muyuan Foodstuff, made his fortune as the country’s largest pig breeder in the world’s biggest pork market.

Qin was born in Neixiang County in Henan, China’s most populous province.

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He studied animal husbandry at Henan Agricultural University then started his own business with wife Qian Ying, who sits on the board of Muyuan.

The couple started their venture with 22 pigs in 1992.

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9. Tadashi Yanai- $24.3 billion

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Tadashi Yanai  is a Japanese billionaire businessman, the founder and president of Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo. As of May 2020, he was ranked 41st richest in the world by Forbes, and the richest in Japan, with an estimated net worth of US$24.3 billion.

8. Yang Huiyan -$ 27.9 Billion

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Yang Huiyan  is a Chinese billionaire businesswoman. She is a property developer and the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang in 2007.

Yang chairs Bright Scholar Education Holdings, a Chinese education company that went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007.

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She is the richest woman in Asia with a net worth of $27.9 billion

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7. He Xiangjian – $ 31 Billion

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He Xiangjian is the co-founder of Midea, one of China’s largest appliance makers.

Midea Group, whose shares trade on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, now has more than 200 subsidiaries, including Germany-based robotics firm Kuka.

He Xiangjian is one of the richest people in Asia with a net worth of $31 billion.

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6. Li Ka-shing – $31 Billion

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Sir Li Ka-shing GBM KBE JP is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. 

Li was one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Asia, presiding over a business empire with a diverse portfolio of businesses from a wide array of industries, including transportation, real estate, financial services, retail, and energy and utilities.

His conglomerate company Cheung Kong Holdings was influential in many sectors of the Hong Kong economy and made up 4% of the aggregate market capitalisation of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

In spite of his wealth, Li cultivated a reputation for leading a frugal no-frills lifestyle, and was known to wear simple black dress shoes and an inexpensive Seiko wristwatch.

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He lived in the same house for decades, in what has now become one of the most expensive districts in Hong Kong, Deep Water Bay in Hong Kong Island.

Li is also regarded as one of Asia’s most generous philanthropists, donating billions of dollars to charity and other various philanthropic causes, and owning the second largest private foundation in the world after Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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5. Lee Shau-kee -$26 Billion $31.5 Billion

Lee Shau-kee GBM  is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is well known real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate with interests in property, hotels, restaurants and internet services.

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In 2019, aged 91, Lee stepped down as chairman and managing director of the company, in favour of two of his sons, Peter and Martin Lee. He retains a role as an executive director.

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4. Xu Jiayin – $35 Billion

Xu Jiayin is a Chinese billionaire businessman and chairman of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer.

Hui is the largest shareholder of China Evergrande Group. It has more than 700 projects in more than 240 cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen

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As of 2021, Xu has an estimated net worth of $35 billion, making him the third-richest person in China, and 31st -wealthiest in the world, according to Forbes.

3. Jack Ma – $ 49 Billion

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Jack Ma, or Ma Yun is a Chinese business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate.

As of 2021, Ma is the second-wealthiest person in China, with a net worth of $48.8 billion, as well as one of the wealthiest people in the world, ranked 20th by Forbes.

2. Ma Huateng – $ 62 Billion

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Ma Huateng  is a Chinese business magnate, investor, politician, and member of the Chinese Communist Party.

He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent, Asia’s most valuable company, one of the largest Internet and technology companies, and the biggest investment, gaming and entertainment conglomerates in the world.

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1. Mukesh Ambani – 81 Billion

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Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian billionaire business magnate, and the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value.

He is currently the richest man in Asia with a net worth of US$81.6 billion and as of 2020 he is listed on Forbes as the 5th richest person in the world.

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Top 10 Best African music stars to look out for in 2021

Top 10 Best Musicians in Africa 2021. Glusea brings to you the top most 10 of the best musical talents to watch out this year 2021. The list includes upcoming musicians with great talents all accross Africa

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Who are the top 10 best musicians in Africa in 2021?

African musical talents keep soaring higher every single year. It has been projected that in the next ten to fifteen years, The will be more Musicians from Africa making global impacts in the entertainment industry than America and Europe.

In this article, we bring to you Top 10 best African musicians taking their career to the next level in the year 2021. Keep reading to find out.

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Elaine (South Africa)

Elaine is fast claiming her spot as one of the golden R&B voices from the continent.

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In this era when many singers resort to auto tune, the 21-year-old stays true to her real voice.

She signed to US label Columbia records last August which should see her build on solid foundations.

Elaine captured fans with her authenticity and her 2019 song called You’re the One. This saw her become one of the most streamed artists in South Africa.

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Her debut EP Elements was a powerful introduction showcasing her hypnotic voice, filled with memorable lyrics about love and relationships over trap-soul and R&B.

Elaine is one of the Top 10 Best Musicians in Africa 2021

Fik Fameica (Uganda)

Fik Fameica, also known as Fresh Boy, is one of the most interesting rappers coming out of East Africa right now.

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The rapper made his first appearance on the music scene in late 2017 with the single Kutama.

The 24-year-old steers away from typical mainstream Ugandan music and experiments with his sound that has been influenced by reggae.

Fik Fameica is breaking divisions and connecting with many young people through his music and has already scored collaborations with well known artists from across Africa, including Patoranking, Vanessa Mdee and Joeboy.

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Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Gaz Mawete came onto the scene in 2018 with Olingi Nini, an easy, warm and melodic tune, and he rose to prominence in the world of Francophone music.

The Congolese dancer, who became known at home after taking part in talent contests, has collaborated with music royalty, including Fally Ipupa, who appeared on C’est Raté. Mawete also featured on Dadju’s album Poison ou Antidote.

Mawete has a launch pad for 2021 after being nominated last year in the Best African Act category at last year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Kabza De Small (South Africa)

Kabza De Small has made quite an impression since he first started releasing music in 2016.

The DJ and record producer is tagged the King of Amapiano, a genre originating in South Africa. His signature is melodic, energetic, welcoming and contagious music.

Kabza De Small has become a champion of a sound that crosses over into other African countries and is gaining acceptance across the world.

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His influence can be heard in tracks recorded across the continent and that was recognized when he was nominated in MTV Europe’s Best African Act category last year.

Kabza Da Small is among the Top 10 Best Musicians in Africa 2021

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KiDi (Ghana)

KiDi, part of a new generation of Ghanaian artists, had his breakthrough moment when his recording Sugar won album of the year at the 2020 Ghana music awards.

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The singer’s youthful Afrobeats and Highlife sound makes his music accessible to people beyond Ghana’s borders.

In 2020, KiDi’s song Say Cheese, from his Blue EP, gained the musician international prominence after American singer Teddy Riley collaborated with him on the remix.

The 27-year-old has also collaborated with other West African artists, including Davido and Mr Eazi.

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Kidi is among the Top 10 Best Musicians in Africa 2021

Omah Lay (Nigeria)

Omah Lay caught our attention following the release of his song Bad Influence.

With his enchanting voice and well defined sound over a combination of Afrobeats, Afrofusion and soul, the fast rising artist has positioned himself as one to watch.

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He is also leading the pack of new school artists from Nigeria and has worked with American singer and rapper 6lack.

Last year Omah Lay had a worrying few days after he was detained in Uganda for allegedly breaking coronavirus regulations, but a huge social media campaign for his release was testimony to his growing popularity.

Omoah Lay is one of the Top 10 Best Musicians in Africa 2021

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Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

Sha Sha is a gifted singer with a soulful sound, which she debuted on her 2019 EP Blossom.

The Zimbabwean born singer’s stirring voice comes on strong over Amapiano sounds, which she opts for and this sets her apart.

Sha Sha was listed as one of the top 10 most streamed female artists on Spotify in South Africa in 2020 while her single Tender Love featuring DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small was listed as one of the most streamed songs.

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Last year she also won Best New International Act at the BET Awards.

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Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

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With her sweet voice, Soraia Ramos is exploring themes of love and relationships with lyrics in Portuguese and sometimes Creole.

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She has given kizomba a refreshing twist, sometimes infusing it with elements of hip-hop and R&B.

The Cape Verdean singer is currently making waves with her single O Nosso Amor jointly released with Calema as well as the remix of her single Bai with Lisandro.

On YouTube her music videos for both the original version of Bai and the remix have more than 15 million views.

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Tems (Nigeria)

Commanding attention with the release of her 2019 single Try Me, Tems is a Nigerian singer-songwriter on the rise.

Renowned for her powerful voice, her music is layered over an infectious sound accentuated with elements of soul, hip-hop and R&B.

There’s a certain freedom that comes with her lyrics emphasising that the artist is in control.

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With the release of her EP For Broken Ears, Tems is building a fan base that stretches beyond Nigeria and the continent.

Zuchu (Tanzania)

As an upcoming artist, Zuchu’s growth has been phenomenal.

The singer performs in Swahili and English and is fond of experimenting with the Tanzanian genre Bongo Flava. Last year saw the singer releasing her debut EP I Am Zuchu and she also signed to Diamond Platnumz’ record label WCB Wasafi.

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According to the BoomPlay streaming app, her EP was the most played album in Tanzania in 2020, and her music videos have gathered millions of views on You Tube.

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