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The combined wealth of Asia's richest entrepreneurs jumped by more than half in the past year, underscoring the region's ability to harbor the world's fastest-growing billionaire population.

The wealth of Asia-Pacific's 10 richest businessmen totals at $169.9 billion as of March 31, 2014, according to data compiled by Wealth-X for CNBC, up 52 percent from year ago.

All net worth figures are calculated after accounting for their shares in public and private companies, as well as residential and passion investments such as art, planes and real estate.

Not surprisingly, the Chinese dominated the rankings, with a combined wealth of $128.7 billion, defying fears of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. While there were just four Chinese and Hong Kongers among the top 10 names last year, this year's list featured seven.

"It has been as much about an increase in general confidence, as seen in the financial markets performing very strongly. For example, the S&P500 went up 30 percent, and the Nikkei was up 50 percent last year," Wealth-X said in a statement.

Click ahead for the full list of the richest self-made billionaires in Asia.

By Li Anne Wong, Follow her on Twitter @LiAnneCNBC

(Updated May 26, 2014)

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