Taiwan Adds 10 to Forbes Richest

The number of billionaires in Taiwan rose to 38 in the 2015 Forbes Billionaires list, up from 28 in 2014. Snack food king Tsai Eng-meng, chairman of the Want Want group, retained his position at the top of the list despite dropping from US$9.5 billion to US$8.9 billion in total wealth and falling to 147 from 130 in the global rankings. With wealth totaling US$6.1 billion, Terry Gou of Apple supplier Hon Hai rose to second from third last year, following the death of Fubon chairman Tsai Wan-tsai. Tsai’s sons Daniel and Richard both entered the list for the first time with estimated wealth of US$3 billion each.

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