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Tencent's Pony Ma overtakes Wanda's Wang as Asia's richest

Chinese internet bosses lead region's wealthy, India's Ambani breaks in

From left to right, Pony Ma Huateng of Tencent Holdings, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, Jack Ma Yun of Alibaba Group Holding.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos snatched the title of richest person in the world this year by overtaking Microsoft founder Bill Gates for the first time, Asia's rich list has also witnessed a major shift to be dominated by billionaires springing from successful web businesses.

According to the latest ranking released by Forbes on Tuesday, Pony Ma Huateng, the founder, chairman and chief executive of Tencent Holdings, has taken over the title as Asia's richest person from Wang Jianlin of Dalian Wanda Group.

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