The Richest Malaysians, Robert Kuok scored the perfect 10

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May 22 2008
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The Malaysians who made it to the richest list is out as compiled by Forbes Asia. Leading the list is the undisputed sugar king Robert Kuok who made the score of US$10 billion, up by $2.4 billion. If only he could put someone else other than the idiot politician who was the former president of MCA (you know who) to take care of Transmile, his fortune is definitely higher than $10 billion. As for Ananda, well, what else can I say? Interestingly, Robert Kuok and Lee Shin Cheng’s fortune jumped tremendously thanks to palm oil from Wilmer International and IOI respectively.

It appeared the iron chef Vincent Tan (his fortune tripled) managed to cook up his shares to qualify for the billionaire clubmembership. I’m rather surprise that the brother of deputy Prime Minister, Nazir Razak managed to squeeze in for the last place as the 40th richest person in Malaysia as I always thought his fortune is more than $100 million. Not sure if his elder brother would be laughing at him and say “What is this? Told you to join me in politics, $100 million is peanuts to me”.

2008 Malaysian Richest PersonsI’m sure there’re many names that are stranger to you. Can’t blame you because people will only know the top-3, at most the top-10 but top-40 *scratching head*? Also made it to the top-40 is a royalty who is the daughter to a Sultan. See if you could spot her:

  1. Robert Kuok – $10 billion (Kuok Empire, Shangri La, Wilmer International etc)
  2. Ananda Krishnan – $7.2 billion (Maxis, Astro)
  3. Lee Shin Cheng – $5.5 billion (IOI Group)
  4. Teh Hong Piow – $3.5 billion (Public Bank)
  5. Lee Kim Hua & family – $3.4 billion (Genting Berhad, widow of late Lim Goh Tong)
  6. Quek Leng Chan – $2.4 billion (Hong Leong Group, Guoco Group)
  7. Yeoh Tiong Lay & family – $2.1 billion (YTL Corp)
  8. Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary – $1.8 billion (MMC, Johor Port, Malakoff)
  9. Vincent Tan – $1.3 billion (Berjaya Group)
  10. Tiong Hiew King – $1.1 billion (Rimbunan Hijau)
  11. Azman Hashim – $700 million (AmCorp Group, formerly Arab-Malaysia)
  12. William H. J. Cheng – $660 million (Lion Group, Parkson)
  13. Lee Swee Eng – $495 million (KNM Group)
  14. Ong Beng Seng – $470 million (Hotel Properties Ltd, Natsteel)
  15. Lim Kok Thay – $345 million (son of late Lim Goh Tong, Genting Berhad)
  16. Vinod Sekhar – $320 million (Petra Group, known for its Green Rubber Global)
  17. Lee Oi Hian – $300 million (Kuala Lumpur Kepong or KLK)
  18. Yaw Teck Seng – $295 million (Samling Group)
  19. Anthony Fernandes – $290 million (AirAsia, Tune Hotels)
  20. Mokhzani Mahathir – $285 million (Kencana, authorized Porsche importer son of former permier Mahathir)
  21. Kamarudin Meranun – $280 million (AirAsia, Tune Hotels, Tony Fernandes’s lover *grin*)
  22. Jeffrey Cheah – $275 million (Sunway Group)
  23. Lee Hau Hian – $250 million (Batu Kawan, KLK, brother of Lee Oi Hian)
  24. Chong Chook Yew – $245 million (Selangor Properties, widow – son is MD now)
  25. Yaw Chee Ming – $240 million (Samling Group, son of Yaw Teck Seng)
  26. G. Gnanalingam – $230 million (Westports Malaysia)
  27. Lim Wee Chai – $200 million (Top Glove, world’s largest rubber gloves manafacturer)
  28. Kua Sian Kooi – $195 million (Kurnia Asia, insurance)
  29. Lau Cho Kun – $185 million (Malaysian Mosaic)
  30. Abdul Hamed Sepawi – $180 million (Ta Ann, timber conglomerate)
  31. David Law Tien Seng – $165 million (Australian iron ore MidWest, T.S. Law Holdings)
  32. Tiah Thee Kian – $163 million (TA Enterprise)
  33. Liew Kee Sin – $160 million (SP Setia)
  34. Ahmayuddin bin Ahmad – $155 million (Westports Malaysia)
  35. Eleena Azlan Shah – $150 million (Gamuda – largest individual shareholder)
  36. Lin Yun Ling – $145 million (Gamuda – founder and MD)
  37. Ong Leong Huat – $130 million (OSk Group)
  38. Lim Thian Kiat – $115 million (former head of Multi-Purpose)
  39. Khoo Kay Peng – $110 million (MUI, U.K. retailer Laura Ashley)
  40. Nazir Razak – $100 million (Bumiputra Commerce Holdings, brother of deputy PM)

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These millionaires exchange digital stock certificate with our real cash.Smart people create businesses which dumbs want to buy.

heh…envy 🙂
dont know when can i become one of them hehe…

thanks for sharing 🙂

Maybe the guy up there with help of his cronie father


Are you really serious? How could you have left out Taib Mahmud, the Chief Minister of Sarawak in your 40 Richest in Malaysia? Does being a Sarawakian not count?

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