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Thai Billionaires: Richest People In Thailand, 2019

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With an estimated net worth of $16.9 billion, Dhanin Chearavanont is the wealthiest person in Thailand, that’s according to CEOWORLD magazine’s Thailand Rich List Index For 2019. Dhanin Chearavanont is the senior chairman of Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, one of the world’s largest producer of animal feed and livestock. The number two spot for Thailand was occupied by Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi of Thai Beverage with a net worth of $3.5 billion. The self-made billionaire runs Thailand’s largest brewer, Thai Beverage, known for its Chang beer.

According to the financial publication’s annual listing, 2019 saw the total wealth of the top ten richest people in Thailand hits a new record high of $70.9 billion. Energy tycoon Sarath Ratanavadi, is the third richest person in the country; his net worth stands at $9 billion.

To identify the wealthiest people in Thailand, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports. Additional information about the billionaires came from Forbes global index, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, CEOWORLD magazine’s rich list index, Hurun rich list, and all estimated net worth figures are in U.S. dollars.

The Thailand Rich list was compiled using shareholding and financial information obtained from the media reports and individuals, analysts, stock exchanges, and regulatory agencies. This list encompasses family fortunes, including those shared among extended families of multiple generations. The minimum to make the list was $1.1 billion.

  1. Dhanin Chearavanont: $16.9 billion
  2. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi: $16.6 billion
  3. Sarath Ratanavadi: $9 billion
  4. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha: $5 billion
  5. Sumet Jiaravanon: $4.6 billion
  6. Jaran Chiaravanont: $4.5 billion
  7. Montri Jiaravanont: $4.4 billion
  8. Harald Link: $3.5 billion
  9. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth: $3.3 billion
  10. Chuchat Petaumpai & Daonapa Petampai: $3.1 billion
  11. Vanich Chaiyawan: $3 billion
  12. Krit Ratanarak: $2.6 billion
  13. Keeree Kanjanapas: $2.6 billion
  14. Prachak Tangkaravakoon: $2.4 billion
  15. Somphote Ahunai: $2.3 billion
  16. Kiat Chiaravanont: $2 billion
  17. Prayudh Mahagitsiri: $1.9 billion
  18. Wichai Thongtang: $1.9 billion
  19. William Heinecke: $1.9 billion
  20. Thaksin Shinawatra: $1.9 billion
  21. Niti Osathanugrah: $1.8 billion
  22. Chatchai Kaewbootta: $1.4 billion
  23. Phongthep Chiaravanont: $1.3 billion
  24. Yupa Chiaravanond: $1.3 billion
  25. Prathip Chiravanond: $1.3 billion
  26. Manas Chiaravanond: $1.2 billion
  27. Sathien Setthasit: $1.2 billion
  28. Thongma Vijitpongpun: $1.2 billion
  29. Rit Thirakomen: $1.2 billion
  30. Surin Upatkoon: $1.1 billion
  31. Anant Asavabhokin: $1.1 billion

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and Sumet Jiaravanon rounded up the top five wealthiest people in Thailand with $5 billion and $4.6 billion, respectively. Jaran Chiaravanont holds the 6th spot with a whopping net worth of $4.5 billion. Jaran Chiaravanont is the eldest of four brothers behind Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group.

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Anna Papadopoulos
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