Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King
Asset: Estimated at RM 3.81 Billion
Company: Rimbunan Hijau Group
Tan Sri Datuk Sir Hiew-king Tiong is the Malaysian Chinese founder and chairman of the Rimbunan Hijau Group, a timber company founded in 1975. Its overseas timber operations in Papua New Guinea are the largest in that country. He also has interests in logging operations in Russia.
Tan Sri Dato’ Vincent Tan
Asset: Estimated at RM 3.97 Billion
Company: Berjaya Group
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun (born 1952) is the current owner of Cardiff City F.C. and also is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, which controls a wide array of businesses which includes golfing, property, resorts, and gambling in a group known as the Berjaya Group. He operates the second pay-TV service in Malaysia, MiTV, that was launched in September 2005. In 2010 he entered the Forbes billionaire list with an estimated worth of US$1.3 billion (RM4.2 billion). Tan’s success in the Malaysian business sector has been attributed in part to his close association with prominent Malay political figures.
Tan was born in 1952, in Batu Pahat, Johor. He worked as a clerk and an insurance agent before going into business in the 1980s. In 1982 he purchased Malaysia’s McDonald’s franchise and in 1985 he bought Sports Toto when the lottery agency was privatized by the government. Vincent Tan has had close links with Mahathir Mohamad and his family, the ex-prime minister of Malaysia. Vincent Tan obtained the license of his lottery business from an untendered privatization in 1985 (Studwell, Joe; Asian Godfathers, page 130, Grove Press, 2007)
On 23rd of February 2012, Vincent has decided to retire from an active corporate role in (B-Corp), the flagship of the Berjaya Group of Companies.
Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary
Asset: Estimated at RM 7.91 Billion
Company: Albukhary Foundation
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay
Asset: Estimated at RM 8.57 Billion
Company : YTL Corporation
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay is a Malaysian business tycoon and a prominent philanthropist. He founded YTL Corporation, Malaysia’s biggest and most successful conglomerate with interests in construction, utilities, hotels, property development and technology. YTL is based primarily in Malaysia but has extensive operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom, where it owns the utility Wessex Water. YTL Corp has over $3 billion in cash.
Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow
Asset: Estimated at RM 14.93 Billion
Company: Public Bank
Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan
Asset : Estimated at RM15.24 Billion
Company : Hong Leong Group
YBhg Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan studied in Victoria School in Singapore and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple, United Kingdom. He has extensive business experience in various sectors, including financial services, manufacturing and real estate. He is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Berhad (“HLCM”), Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Industries Berhad (“HLI”), Hume Industries (Malaysia) Berhad (“HIMB”), Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad, GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad, Camerlin Group Berhad and Chairman of Hong Leong Bank Berhad, HLG Capital Berhad (“HLG”), Hong Leong Assurance Berhad, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad and Hong Leong Foundation (“HLF”).
Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng
Company: IOI Group
Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua
Asset: Estimated at RM20.96 Billion
Tan Sri T Ananda Krishnan
Asset : Estimated RM30.17 Billion
Company : Usaha Tegas
Tan Sri Robert Kuok Hock Nien
Asset: Estimated RM61.93 Billion
Company: Kerry Group/ Kuok Group
Kuok is media-shy; most of his businesses are privately held by him or his family. Apart from a multitude of businesses in Malaysia, his companies have investments in many countries throughout Asia. His business interests range from sugarcane plantations (Perlis Plantations Bhd), sugar refineries, flour milling, animal feed, oil, mining, finance, hotels, properties, trading, freight and publishing. Biggest source of wealth is stake in Wilmar International, the world’s largest listed palm oil company. He was a student from the school Raffles Institution