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Asia's Richest Take Hit With $137 Billion in Losses in 2018

  • Seven Chinese tech tycoons saw $45 billion wiped from assets
  • Lei Jun, Tadashi Yanai were among the year’s winners
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Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

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The world’s fastest growing source of mega-wealth hit a speed bump this year.

The 128 people in Asia with enough money to crack the 500-member Bloomberg Billionaires Index lost a combined $137 billion in 2018, the first time wealth in the region has dropped since the ranking started in 2012.