With 270 billion yuan ($39 billion) in wealth, Jack Ma's family became the richest in China, dethroning Evergrande Chairman Xu Jiayin, whose wealth fell by 40 billion yuan to 250 billion yuan, (about $36 billion), the state-run China Daily reported on Wednesday.
Ma Huateng, the founder, chairman and CEO of the Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings is placed at the third place in this year's list, with 240 billion yuan ($34 billion) in wealth.
The richest woman in China, Yang Huiyan, vice-chairwoman of Country Garden, grabbed the fourth place with 150 billion yuan ($21 billion) in personal wealth, the report said.
A great disparity of wealth remains between the top three, whose total wealth reached 760 billion yuan (about $110 billion) and the others in the top 10 list, having a total wealth of 995 billion yuan ($144 billion), it said.
Lei Jun, the founder and CEO of Beijing-based Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is the newcomer in the list, it said.
Lei and chairman of Amer International Group Wang Wenyin and his family, both shared 10th place with the total wealth of 110 billion yuan ($15 billion).
E-commerce, fintech and internet service industries showed strong momentum to generate wealth in China as two of the top three persons in the list work in these industries, the report said.
The real estate industry provided wealth for three of the top 10, including Xu, Yang Huiyan and Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin and family.
The age of China's richest ranged from 32 years to 76 years with Yan Hao, chairman of the board of Pacific Construction Group being the youngest while the founder of Midea Group, He Xiangjian, was the oldest person in the list, the report said.
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