Lin founded Largan in 1987. In 1992, the company was the first to develop hybrid lenses applied in traditional cameras. The innovative company, which went public in 2002, makes high-spec lenses used in smartphones, cameras, security and other tech products for the likes of Apple, HTC, Xiaomi and Huawei Technologies. Its main claim to innovation fame is that it uses high-quality plastic — which is as good as glass. Lin is planning to manufacture and develop contact lenses.
Net worth:US$1.9 billion