12. Jack Ma, Net worth $20.2 billion
He grew up in poverty, he could not even get a job at the local KFC. Furthermore, twice, he didn’t pass the entrance exam in the National College entrance test. He would wake up early to visit hotels in their town and offer tour to the visitors. In the year 1995, he visited US and there he experienced internet for the first time. He noticed that there was no Chinese content online. In 1999, with help from his friends, he established Alibaba, a website where products are listed for people to buy directly online. Now, Jack Ma is the richest man in China and one of the richest person in the world.