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Asian gaming giants with strong showing on Forbes 2023 billionaires list

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Forbes’ billionaire list featured 14 Asian-gaming-linked figures this year, most tied to Macau casinos. Topping out the gaming tycoons is Miriam Adelson, widow of Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson, with an estimated fortune of $35.7 billion.

Other Macau-linked billionaires are Galaxy’s Lui Che Woo – at number 114, with $15.2 billion, MGM China’s Pansy Ho – at number 726 with $3.8 billion, Steve Wynn – at number 897 with $3.2 billion, SJM’s Angela Leong – at 1101 with $2.7 billion, Kazuo Okada – at 1999 with $1.4 billion and Melco’s Lawrence Ho – at 2095 with $1.3 billion.

Other Asian gaming-linked billionaires included on the list are Bloomberry’s Enrique Razon Jr – at number 300, with $7.4 billion, NagaCorp’s Chen Lip Keong – at 1077 with $2.8 billion, Genting’s Lim Kok Thay – at 1266 with $2.4 billion and Sega Sammy’s Hajime Satomi – at 2057 with $1.3 billion.

Here’s a list of some of the gaming-linked figures that made it onto the billionaires list:

#35 – Miriam Adelson & Family – $35.7 billion

#114 – Lui Che Woo – Chairman of Galaxy – $15.2 billion

#248 – Karel Komarek – founder of Allwyn Group (lottery) – $8.3 billion

#300 – Enrique Razon Jr – Bloomberry Resorts – $7.4 billion

#313 – Johann Graf – owner of Novomatic – $7.2 billion

#326 – Denise Coates – co-CEO of Bet365 – $7 billion

$902 – John Coates – co-CEO of Bet365 – $3.2 billion

#458 – Teddy Sagi – founder of Playtech – $5.5 billion

#502 – Mark Scheinberg – co-founder of PokerStars – $5.2 billion

#726 – Pansy Ho – co-chair of MGM China/chair of Shun Tak – $3.8 billion

#897 – Steve Wynn – $3.2 billion

#907 – Jon Yarbrough – Video Gaming Technologies (sold to Aristocrat in 2014 for $1.3 billion) – $3.2 billion

#1077 – Chen Lip Keong – CEO of NagaCorp – $2.8 billion

#1101 – Angela Leong –SJM Holdings – $2.7 billion

#1266 – Lim Kok Thay – chairman of Genting – $2.4 billion

#1392 – Elaine Wynn – $2.1 billion

#1407 – William Boyd and family – Boyd Gaming Corporation – $2.1 billion

#1657 – Fredrik Österberg – Evolution AB (casino solutions) – $1.8 billion

#1732 – Jens von Bahr – Evolution AB (casino solutions) – $1.7 billion

#1999 – Kazuo Okada – $1.4 billion

#2057 – Hajime Satomi – chairman of Sega Sammy – $1.3 billion

#2095 – Lawrence Ho – Melco Resorts – $1.3 billion

#2393 – Masayuki Ishihara – Heiwa (pachinko machine maker) – $1 billion

#2397 – Hideyuki Busujima – son of Sankyo founder (pachinko machine maker) – #1 billion

Not included on the list:

#3 Hong Kong’s 50 Richest 2023

Henry Cheng and family – chairman of Chow Tai Fook – $29.8 billion

Kelsey Wilhelm
Kelsey Wilhelmhttps://agbrief.com
Kelsey Wilhelm is a broadcast, print journalist and editor based in Asia for over 15 years. Focused on content creation, management, cross-cultural exchange and interviews for multi-lingual productions. Writing focus on gaming, business, politics, culture and heritage, events and celebrities, subcultures, music, film, art and fashion. Some of Kelsey's specialties are: editing, writing, copy creation, multi-lingual content production, cross-cultural exchange, content creation and management for Asian markets.

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