Taiwan’s tech tycoon has committed 90 percent of his wealth to social welfare. In May, he signed an agreement to provide the newly built YongLin Biomedical Engineering Center at the National Taiwan University with advanced radiation treatment equipment. Gou, 63, has donated NT$15 billion to the centre and another 50 million yuan to aid in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake.
Company:Hon Hai Precision Industry
Net worth:US$7.1 billion