Asia's rising stars

50 people who are redefining the way we live

RHL Ventures is founded and managed by (from left) Mr Raja Hamzah Abidin, Ms Jo Jo Kong, Ms Rachel Lau and Mr Lionel Leong, who are scions of Malaysia's prominent businessmen. The millennials pooled their knowledge of the region to invest in start-up
RHL Ventures is founded and managed by (from left) Mr Raja Hamzah Abidin, Ms Jo Jo Kong, Ms Rachel Lau and Mr Lionel Leong, who are scions of Malaysia's prominent businessmen. The millennials pooled their knowledge of the region to invest in start-ups with ties to South-east Asia, and they also have a partnership with South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Investment. PHOTO: RHL VENTURES

The number set was 50, but arriving at this list of Asians to watch was no easy task.

Across the continent, there is certainly no shortage of disrupters and entrepreneurs redefining the way we pay, buy or travel; nor athletes defying pundits, gaining upset wins and setting records.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline '50 people who are redefining the way we live'. Print Edition | Subscribe