14. Robin Li
Net worth: $15.3 billion
Robin Li is the CEO of Baidu, the largest online search company in China. The 46-year-old is ranked as the second-richest man in China behind Jack Ma. He earned his Master of Science degree in 1994 at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Li worked for IDD Information Services in New Jersey, where he helped develop a software program for the online edition of The Wall Street Journal. While there, he developed the Rankdex site-scoring algorithm for search engine page ranking. He used this technology for Baidu, which he founded in 2000 with Eric Xu. Forbes ranks Li as the 62nd richest person in the world.