Besides its natural riches, theconstitutional monarchy of Malaysia has his own billionaires as well. See who they are!
# 10 Vincent Tan – $1.6 Billion
His Berjaya Corp. mammoth makes along with his other private business make $8 billion in annual revenue and he plans of expanding.
# 9 TiongHiew King – $1.8 Billion
The 79-year-old self-made king of timber, media and gas successfully runs RimbunanHijau Group. He owns 7 newspapers and 35 magazines.
# 8 YeohTiong Lay – $2.7 Billion
At the age of 84, YeohTiong Lay hasn’t had enough of wealth and fortune. He founded back in 1955 a very successful construction company YTL Group, the first non-Japanese firm to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
# 7 Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary – $3.1 Billion
Another self-made billionaire, it’s safe to say that Syed runs not just a company, but an empire, with business in power plants, ports, plantations, car factories, rail, mail, rice, sugar and others.
# 6 Lee Shin Cheng – $4.3 Billion
The successful palm oil mogul, Lee Shin Cheng has 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls and all of them work for his company in key positions.
# 5 Teh Hong Piow – $5.6 Billion
Another Indonesian octogenarian, another fortune. This time we’re talking about Teh Hong Piow and his banking business. He fights for causes such as crime prevention and the welfare of police officers.
# 4 Quek Leng Chan – $6.4 Billion
Another banking and real estate magnate, Quek is the chairman of Hong Leong Co. Malaysia. He inherited his fortune and position from his father who, together with his brothers started a small bank in 1920s.
# 3 Lim Kok Thay & family $6.5 Billion
Casino tycoon, Lim KokThay is Malaysia’s third wealthiest man according to Forbes. His love for luxury can be depicted from the investments he makes: a 750-acre beach resort in the Bahamas, casino resort on Jeju Island etc.
# 2 Ananda Krishnan – $11.3 Billion
The super-rich telecom self-made billionaire Ananda is the #1 communications investors in the country. He’s often traveling to France where his wife lives. His only son is a Buddhist monk in Thailand.
# 1 Robert Kuok – $11.5 Billion
Meet Malaysia’s richest man: Robert Kuok. His fortune comes from sugar, palm oil, shipping and property. However, his biggest source of income are his holdings in Wilmar, the world’s largest listed palm oil company.