China may be minting millionaires at a staggering rate, but the nation boasts just two representatives in a new ranking of the world's 25 wealthiest self-made individuals.
Beijing-based conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group's chairman Wang Jianlin and Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma were the only Chinese to feature on the list published by Wealth-X on Tuesday.
With a personal fortune of $35.2 billion and $26.7 billion respectively, Wang and Ma rank in 9th and 16th place.
This is no chump change, but their wealth is still a fraction of the world's richest self-made man. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was perched at the top of the ranking with a net worth of $85.7 billion. Legendary investor Warren Buffett's $70.1 billion fortune placed him in second.