1. William Ding ($15.5 billion)
But Ding’s company has also brought some of the best western video games to China in a hugely successful deal with American company Activision Blizzard, letting Chinese audiences enjoy the likes of Starcraft II, Hearthstone, and of course, World of Warcraft, which is massively popular in the Land of the Great Wall. Ding is also looking to take the mobile gaming world by storm, and some of NetEase’s top Chinese hits are already breaking records on mobile, making the Chinese entrepreneur one of the world’s wealthiest men with a massive net worth of more than $15 billion US dollars according to Forbes.
William Ding (YouTube)