Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Ranked: Wealthiest People in Malaysia for 2021 – Richest Malaysian Billionaires

With a net worth of roughly US$12.2 billion, Robert Kuok is the wealthiest person in Malaysia for 2021, followed by Quek Leng Chan with $9.6 billion coming in second and Koon Poh Keong with $6.4 billion at third place. Robert Kuok is also the oldest member of the list, at the prime age of 97.

Business mogul and chairman of Usaha Tegas Ananda Krishnan comes in fourth with a net worth of US$5.8 billion, followed by Teh Hong Piow, founder and Chairman of Public Bank Berhad at US$5.5 billion

Top 21 billionaires in Malaysia in 2021, by net worth

  1. Robert Kuok (US$12.2 billion; palm oil, shipping, property)
  2. Quek Leng Chan (US$9.6 billion; banking, property)
  3. Koon Poh Keong & siblings (US$6.4 billion; aluminum)
  4. Ananda Krishnan (US$5.8 billion; telecoms, media, oil-services)
  5. Teh Hong Piow (US$5.5 billion; banking)
  6. Lee Yeow Chor & Yeow Seng (US$4.9 billion; palm oil, property)
  7. Kuan Kam Hon (US$3.8 billion; rubber gloves)
  8. Lim Wee Chai (US$3.5 billion; rubber gloves)
  9. Chen Lip Keong (US$3.4 billion; casinos, property, energy)
  10. Tan Yu Yeh & Yu Wei (US$2.7 billion; retailing)
  11. Lim Kok Thay (US$2.55 billion; casinos)
  12. Lau Cho Kun (US$2.2 billion; palm oil, property)
  13. G. Gnanalingam (US$1.8 billion; ports)
  14. Lim Kuang Sia & siblings (US$1.4 billion; rubber gloves)
  15. Jeffrey Cheah (US$1.35 billion; property)
  16. Tiong Hiew King (US$1.3 billion; timber, media)
  17. Francis Yeoh & siblings (US$1.25 billion; construction, power, real estate)
  18. Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary (US$1.2 billion; engineering, automotive)
  19. Lee Oi Hian & Hau Hian (US$1.15 billion; palm oil, chemicals, property)
  20. Stanley Thai and Cheryl Tan (US$1.1 billion; rubber gloves)
  21. Surin Upatkoon (US$1 billion; telecom, lotteries, insurance)

Also read – Top 46 billionaires in South Korea in 2021.

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