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Thai Billionaires: Richest People In Thailand, 2021

With an estimated net worth of $30.2 billion, Chearavanont brothers of Charoen Pokphand Group are the wealthiest in Thailand, that’s according to CEOWORLD magazine’s Thailand Rich List Index For 2021. Chalerm Yoovidhya, who shares a $24.5 billion Red Bull fortune with his family, was this year’s biggest gainer and retained his position as the second richest person in Thailand.

The number 3 spot for Thailand was occupied by Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi of Thai Beverage with a net worth of $12.7 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, 2021 saw the total wealth of the top ten richest people in Thailand hits a new record high of $104.15 billion. Energy tycoon Sarath Ratanavadi, is the 5ht richest person in the country; his net worth stands at $8.9 billion. Sarath Ratanavadi made headlines in April with an audacious $17 billion bid for Intouch Holdings and its wireless firm Advanced Info Services, Thailand’s biggest mobile operator by revenue (he has yet to complete the deal).

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. This list encompasses family fortunes, including those shared among extended families of multiple generations. The minimum to make the list was $1 billion.

Osathanugrah Family; Somphote Ahunai; Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth; Prachak Tangkaravakoon; and Chuchat Petaumpai & Daonapa Petampai rounded up the top five wealthiest people in Thailand with $3.5 billion; $3.3 billion; $3.25 billion; $3.2 billion; and $3 billion respectively.

Thai Billionaires: Richest People In Thailand, 2021

1Chearavanont brothers $30.2 billion food
2Chalerm Yoovidhya $24.5 billion energy drinks
3Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi $12.7 billion alcohol, real estate
4Chirathivat family $11.6 billion retail
5Sarath Ratanavadi $8.9 billion energy
6Osathanugrah Family $3.5 billion beverages
7Somphote Ahunai $3.3 billion renewable energy
8Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth $3.25 billion hospitals
9Prachak Tangkaravakoon $3.2 billion paints
10Chuchat Petaumpai & Daonapa Petampai $3 billion motorcycle loans
11Harald Link $2.9 billion diversified
12Krit Ratanarak $2.5 billion media, real estate
13Aloke Lohia $2.4 billion petrochemicals
14Vanich Chaiyawan $2.25 billion insurance, billioneverages
15Prayudh Mahagitsiri $2.2 billion coffee, shipping
16Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha $2.15 billion duty-free
17Keeree Kanjanapas $2.1 billion transportation
18Thaksin Shinawatra $2 billion investments
19Wichai Thongtang $1.95 billion investments
20Sathien Setthasit $1.9 billion energy drinks
21William Heinecke $1.85 billion hotels
22Rit Thirakomen $1.83 billion restaurants
23Santi billionhirombhakdi $1.8 billion beer, property
24Isara Vongkusolkit $1.6 billion sugar
25Chatchai Kaewbootta $1.55 billion auto loans
26Thongma Vijitpongpun $1.41 billion real estate
27Anant Asavabhokhin $1.4 billion real estate
28Nutchamai Thanombooncharoen $1.3 billion energy drinks
29Adisak & Nattaya Tangmitrphracha $1.27 billion retailing
30Witoon Suriyawanakul $1.25 billion retail
31Nishita Shah $1.2 billion shipping, pharmaceuticals
32Chartsiri Sophonpanich $1.15 billion banking
33Supaluck Umpujh $1.1 billion retail
34Banthoon Lamsam $1 billion banking
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