20 NTREPRENEUR SUCCESSFUL IN MALAYSIA

1. ROBERT KUOK

Net Worth $12 billion Age 86 Marital Status Married, 8 children Source diversified Biggest dollar gainer, up $3 billion. Stock of most valuable holding, palm oil outfit Wilmar International, run by nephew, rose 46% in past year but dropped more than 10% in the days after net worths were locked in, following allegations in the media that Indonesian subsidiaries were being scrutinized for obtaining fraudulent tax refunds. The company said it was confident that there is no case. Kuok recently sold several assets including sugar businesses, stake in Jerneh Insurance, prime land in Kuala Lumpur. Reportedly spends most of his time in Hong Kong.

2. ANANDA KRISHNAN

Net Worth $8.1 billion Age 72 Marital Status Married, 3 children Source telecom Former oil trader's most valuable asset is Maxis Communications, nation's largest cellphone service provider, which went public in November, raising $3.4 billion in Malaysia's largest-ever IPO. His telecom interests in Indonesia and India still privately held. Plans to take his satellite TV broadcaster, Astro All Asia Networks, private. Reportedly mulling listing of shipping arm Bumi Aramada. Sold interest in property firm Overseas Union Enterprise to partner, Indonesia's Lippo Group.

3. 6 children Source gaming Widow of casino magnate Lim Goh Tong. . Net worth up $1. Reportedly investing $300 million to expand. one of world's leading operators of palm oil refineries. 6 children Source palm oil Heads IOI Group.6 billion Age 71 Marital Status Married.9 billion Age 81 Marital Status Widow. LEE KIM HUA Net Worth $3.4 billion as stocks of family's Genting and Genting Hong Kong (previously named Star Cruises) both rose nearly 50% in the past year. 4. LEE SHIN CHENG Net Worth $4.

5. TEH HONG PIOW Net Worth $3. 3 children Source diversified His most valuable asset is his Hong Kong-listed Guoco Group. Laos and Sri Lanka.85 billion Age 69 Marital Status Married. QUEK LENG CHAN Net Worth $3. now nation's third-largest banking group. Also has operations in Cambodia. Recently paid $14 million for a penthouse in Singapore.8 billion Age 80 Marital Status Married. steel company²private this year. China. board just voted to recommend deal to shareholders. Teh underwent minor surgery in 2009 and is back at work. concrete. His Hong Leong Bank is bidding for EON Capital. 4 children Source banking Former bank clerk founded Public Bank in 1966 with profits from real estate deal. 6. Malaysia's seventh-largest bank. . Vietnam. Took Hume Industries²cement.

Eldest son. Owns Harrods in Malaysia. Singapore's second-largest power generator. 8. 5 children Source diversified Former rice trader gets bulk of fortune from Malaysia Mining Corp. 7 children Source diversified Founder of YTL Corp. owns stake in power producer Malakoff. through which he holds concessions to operate a port and an airport in Johor. Also owns PowerSeraya. which owns retail properties in Malaysia and Singapore. Group recently took full control.7 billion Age 58 Marital Status Married.7. . YEOH TIONG LAY Net Worth $2.. recently took over national rice supplier Padiberas Nasional. Francis.5 billion Age 80 Marital Status Married. SYED MOKHTAR AL-BUKHARY Net Worth $1. (MMC). Through listed Tradewinds. has run operations for over 2 decades. of Starhill Global REIT. from Australia's Macquarie Group. one of Malaysia's largest conglomerates. Sponsors the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

K. TIONG HIEW KING Net Worth $1. timber and property in Malaysia. will sell his stake in EON Capital. with 6 dailies and 30 magazines in North America. Japan. 11 children Source diversified His Berjaya Group operates Wendy's. to Quek Leng Chan's Hong Leong Bank. soccer team. Selling his stake in Ascot Sports.6 billion Age 58 Marital Status Married. 10. to his publicly traded Berjaya Sports for $160 million. Owns Media Chinese International. also a U. New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. VINCENT TAN Net Worth $1. Starbucks.com. Pending shareholder approval.2 billion Age 75 Marital Status Married. develops properties in Vietnam. one of Malaysia's smallest banks. sewage treatment and landfills in Malaysia. which was recently reissued its betting license. . 4 children Source timber His Rimbunan Hijau has interests in palm oil. Papa John's Pizza in Malaysia. Southeast Asia and China. Bought social networking website Friendster.9. Indonesia and China. water.

Younger brother is group's managing director. but Tan Sri Azman¶s never-say-die attitude eventually rewarded him with larger than life achievements. Kuala Lumpur Kepong. Azman was quick to maneuver his career along the corporate path.11. which owns personal care products maker Crabtree & Evelyn. LEE OI HIAN & LEE HAU HIAN Net Worth $560 million Age 59/56 Marital Status Married. Since acquiring Arab Malaysian Bank (now Ambank). AZMAN HASHIM (AMBANK) A horrible car accident almost wrecked his life. 4 children/Married. from late father. 1 child Source diversified Siblings inherited control of Batu Kawan. Older brother is nonexecutive chairman and also chief executive of its listed subsidiary. Azman is credited for his effort to transform a relatively unkown bank into one of the largest financial institutions in the country. joining several established corporations in the process. . With good academic background in accounting field. with interests in palm oil and chemicals. 12.

YAW TECK SENG & YAW CHEE MING Net Worth $480 million Age 72/50 Marital Status Married. Guyana. he set up Top Glove Sdn. produces logs. Eldest son. 2 children Source rubber gloves His Top Glove is world's largest producer of rubber gloves by capacity. He has worked for over 20 years in the rubber and latex manufacturing industry. March 2001. . September 2000. Tan Sri Dato Sri Lim Wee-Chai is a Malaysian entrepreneur. 14. another son Yaw Chee Siew runs Singapore's Otto Marine and will be included among its richest. He is the Founder of Top Glove Corporation Berhad which was established in 1991 and listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 27th. He was appointed as the Chairman of Top Glove Corporation Berhad on 4th. its stock more than doubled in past year despite rising raw material costs. veneer. plywood.13. Fortune includes only holdings of these 2 Yaws. his own glove manufacturing and trading business with only three (3) production lines and has expanded the business to be the world's largest Rubber Glove Manufacturer with 355 production lines in nineteen (19) glove factories based in Malaysia. Thailand and China. which owns 3 million hectares in China. In 1991. New Zealand. 8 children/Married Source forestry Father founded forestry group Samling almost half a century ago. Australia. runs group. LIM WEE CHAI Net Worth $470 million Age 52 Marital Status Married. Tan Sri Dato Sri Lim Lim was the Sales Manager of a subsidiary company of OYL Industries bhd. Bhd. Yaw Chee Ming.

2 children Source software Former IBM employee founded Silverlake Axis. GOH PENG OOI Net Worth $425 million Age 55 Marital Status Married. J. 16. . Expanding in Vietnam. Sold 2 of his privately owned affiliates to company in March in $200 million stock deal. Parkson. plans to open stores in Cambodia and Indonesia by late next year. WILLIAM H. in 1989.15. which boosted his stake in firm to 95%. Married to former Chinese pop singer. 3 children Source retail Head of diversified Lion Group upped his stake in his most valuable holding. retailer he heads with department stores in 26 cities in China. which provides banking and financial services software. CHENG (LION DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS BERHAD) Net Worth $430 million Age 67 Marital Status Married.

China. 3 children Source real estate Chairs Sunway Group. JEFFREY CHEAH Net Worth $350 million Age 65 Marital Status Married.K. . This year opened resort complex on Singapore's Sentosa Island. casino group Genting since 2003. so far has 4 hotels. conglomerate with hotel. Sunway City. has run family's leisure.17. 18. 3 children Source gaming Son of Lee Kim Hua (No. Group also biggest casino operator in U. codeveloping nearly 100 acres in eco-city in Tianjin. 4). LIM KOK THAY Net Worth $360 million Age 58 Marital Status Married. A Caribbean subsidiary was recently awarded a reported $300 million contract for a government building in Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. a Universal Studios theme park and a casino. Its property developer. infrastructure interests. education. health care.

which sells writing instruments. likely to go public. 2 children Source airlines Head of AirAsia. GNANALINGAM Net Worth $320 million Age 65 Marital Status Married. ANTHONY FERNANDES Net Worth $330 million Age 46 Marital Status Married. Has offered to take over financially troubled Maika Holdings. Has stake in Lotus Racing. which added routes to India and Korea this past year. developer of city's transit hub. . Also has stakes in Kuala Lumpur Sentral.19. Malaysian Indian Congress. He also runs long-haul discount airline AirAsia X. Pelikan International. 3 children Source port Cofounder of port operator Westports Malaysia. investment arm of political party. logistics firm. Started mobile service Tune Talks in 2009. 20. Thai AirAsia. G. Malaysia's F1 team that started last year. Konsortium Logistik. Its 49%-owned affiliate. region's largest budget airline. Attempting to enter Vietnam through a joint venture with a local airline.

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