Co-founder and executive chairman
In April, the English-teacher-turned-Internet-magnate created a philanthropic trust with Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, focusing on the environment and healthcare. To be funded by share options of the two, it could be worth up to US$3 billion, making it Asia’s largest. Ma, 49, also gives through the company’s charitable trust, which focuses on the environment.
Net worth:US$9.9 billion