Top 10 Richest People in Malaysia in 2012


Malaysia, the land of mountains, and kuala lampur the capital of city, has 3rd  largest economies in Asia and 29th largest in the world with growing GDP with an average of 6.5% annually. It is one of the world’s largest exporters of semiconductors and advancing rapidly in science, technology and innovation. Many personals are emerging out of the fields and are holding a fortune of billion dollars which has inspire us to investigate little more about them, lets have a look to the list of wealthiest Malaysians.

10- Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew Kin

Estimated worth: rm 3.81 billion
company: rimbunan hijau group


Malaysian Chinese,78 years old businessman with diversified business, with an annual turnover above us $1 billion and is ranked #840th richest people in the world, is currently representative of manufacture of timber products, that is rimbunan hijau group as founder and chairman. He also operates a global Chinese publishing group ming pao newspaper, and two major Chinese national dailies. His recent activities include, real estate and property development, mineral & mining, manufacturing optical fibers cables and connectors. His company sponsor many hospitals, schools and various philanthropic activities.

9- Tan Sri Dato’ Vincent Tan

Estimated worth : rm 3.97 billion
company: berjaya group


Most significant and well respected and honored corporate leade, was born in 1952, in batu pahat, Johor, a founder and chairman of one of the most stable bank in Malaysia, public bank, also a chairman and chief executive of berjaya corporation brhad that controls diversified business such as berjaya group, resorts, golfing and property. He began his career at overseas Chinese banking corporation and was the youngest general manger at the age of 34 later he setup his own venture as public bank. He is ranked as #1015 billionaire and has a net worth of rm 3.7 billion. He owns an internet company by which he brought shares of face book and is an owner of website And loves scuba diving.

8- Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary

Estimated worth: rm 7.91 billion
company: albukhary foundation


A Muslim, belong to a mid low class Malay family is now having a net worth of us $2.5 billion, started his career with dealing in rice later started trading business and then later in life he succeeded, zainal hatim hj ambia bukhary supplier contract corporation as partner the richest bamiputra corporate figure in Malaysia. With his diversified nature of business today he is trading in the areas of ports, infrastructure, construction, defense, armory and plantation etc.

He is an owner of 51.8% shares in Malaysian mining corporation and currently is a founder of albukhary foundation.

7- Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay

Estimated worth: rm 8.57 billion
company : YTL corporation


Born on 18th December, and is 421st richest person in the world, famously known as philanthropist and a business tycoon, in now currently a chairman of YTL corporation, leading property developer in a Malaysia, and also pre chancellor of university Malaysia Sabah. His hard work and effort earned him prestigious order of rising sun, gold rays with neck ribbon by the emperor of japan for promoting relations between japan and Malaysia.

6- Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow

Estimated worth: rm 14.93 billion
company: public bank


A Singaporean, born in march, 1932,having a net worth of us$4.7 billion, holding a fortune of estimated amount of rm 14.39 billions, chairman of public bank berhad in Malaysia and for the eight times, his bank, also won best bank in Malaysia. He is the first winner of euro money’s lifetime achievement award in Asia. He started his career as bank clerk and later when he was promoted as a general manager in overseas- Chinese banking corporation ltd, and in 1966 he left to setup public bank.

5- Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan

Estimated worth: rm15.24 billion
company : Hong Leong group


A Chinese business tycoon, who built one of the largest business, with a net worth of us $4.8 billion and is one of the richest individuals, is a co founder and ceo of hong leong bank barhad, executive chairman of ho9ng leong industries, himb, hlg and Hong leong foundation. He loves cigar and a famous high roller at casinos in las vagas. He is barrister-at-law, and has an extensive experience of business in manufacturing, real estate and financial services.

4- Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng

Estimated worth: rm15.88 billion
company: ioi group


An entrepreneur, hands-on-manager, businessman, who was heavily involve in plantation business, made ioi as a leading company, a palm oil and real estate development giant, that has hands on property and real estate projects all over the world, its property development projects has win sufficient awards. He kept struggling and never gave up even though when initially he was turn down by Dunlop estate for not being able to speak fluent English but later after 20 years he bought over the entire Dunlop estate. He has been well recognize for his effort and achievements where he was given fiabci Malaysia property man of the year in 2001.

3- Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua

Estimated Worth: rm20.96 billion
company: Genting


Humble, soft spoken, hardworking lady, her net worth is up to $ 1.4 billion, founder of Genting group, owns many gaming facilities around the world. After the death of her husband in 2007 her wealth rose too prominence before that she kept her hands off the business.

2- Tan Sri T Ananda Krishnan

Estimated worth: rm30.17 billion
company : usaha tegas


Entrepreneur, with a net worth of us $ 9.6 billion, that makes him the second richest man in southeast Asia, known as a-k, he is moved into gambling and oil drilling concessions , working in media, satellite, telecommunication. He also owns an Malaysian pool, tropical islands.

1- Tan Sri Robert Kuok Hock Nien

Estimated worth: rm61.93 billion
company: kerry group/ kuok group

Founder, Kuok Group<br /><br />
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<p>Kuok made his fortune thanks to a sugar-trading monopoly in 1960s Malaysia. Today, his Kerry Group is a huge investor in China—with stakes in everything from hotels to Coca-Cola <ticker symbol="KO"/> bottling plants to office space. Kuok has a reputation for being soft-spoken and polite; word has it that the habitual smoker once asked the crew of his own plane if he could light up.<br /><br />

Kouck also known as “sugar king of asia”. He is listed topped among the list of richest Malaysian in 2012asia, earning significantly from Willmar international, palm oil company, and is influential Malaysian Chinese businessman who owns private ventures and invested in multiple countries and heavily in sugar refineries. He is involved into oil, mining, trading, flour milling, sugar refineries. He built the first Shangri la hotel in Singapore.

These people dedicated their lives and many of them began from the scratch and with tactfulness, luck, opportunities and above all hard work made them unique an outstanding in Malaysia, none of them inherited the fortune it’s the hard work that pays off in the end.


6 thoughts on “Top 10 Richest People in Malaysia in 2012”

  1. Totally Fake Report… I am living in Malaysia from around 2 Years and I have never seen these ranking… In Malaysia the top richest persons are:

    Anthonay Fernandis Owner of Airasia
    Anadan Krishnan Owner of Maxis Telecom
    Owner of Sunway Group
    Owner of Naza Automobiles
    Owner of Petronas

    I think the writer needs some new stats… It just all fake report is available on this blog…

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