ASIA is minting billionaires faster than anywhere else in the world, and this elite group is giving Russian oligarchs and Middle Eastern aristocrats a run for their money in the trophy-assets stakes.
Here are five of the region's billionaires and some of the purchases that they crossed off their bling wish lists this year.
This former taxi driver started building his fortune by investing in the Shanghai stock market, then poured money into real estate, pharmaceuticals and finance.
He and his wife Wang Wei have filled two private museums with art and antiques. Though he is worth billions, he flies for free on frequent flyer miles earned using his American Express Centurion Card...