Lin co-founded smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi with friend Lei Jun (also on this list) in 2010. The 47-year-old is a former top engineer with Microsoft and Google with a master’s degree in computer science from Drexel University. Besides “iPhone-killing” smartphones, Xiaomi also offers fitness trackers, smart home gadgets such as TVs, and even air purifiers. The company has overseas expansion plans to countries like India and in Latin America.
Net worth:US$1.35 billion