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Move Over Mukesh Ambani, Asia Has a New Richest Person

Zhong Shanshan
Zhong ShanshanPhotographer: Imaginechina/AP Photo

Zhong Shanshan is a private billionaire who’s rarely quoted in the press.

Now, after an improbable career spanning journalism, mushroom farming and health care, he’s become Asia’s richest person, eclipsing India’s Mukesh Ambani and a group of Chinese tech titans including Jack Ma.