Malaysia’s economy grew by 7.2 per cent in 2010. This is the highest in the country’s economic growth since 2000.
The value of the wealth of the 40 richest person in Malaysia also grew to be USD62,1 billion by 2010, up USD11,1 billion compared to the previous year.
As quoted from Forbes, the position of number one and number two is still occupied by Robert Kuok and Ananda Krishnan, with their respective wealth USD12,5 billion and USD9,5 billion.
While Lee Kim Hua, who was the widow of Lim Goh Toh, founder of the Genting Group having the largest asset growth. Its assets grew because of the price of shares of Genting bolted when opening a casino in Singapore which is venture Sentosa Island began operation. Treasure wealth immediately rose to USD2,7 billion to USD6,6 billion.
And Chen Lip Keong also managed to double asset of gambling. His wealth grows more than doubled to USD375 million.
Here’s a list of 40 richest people in neighboring States that:
1. Robert Kuok, treasures his fortune reached USD12,5 billion.
The father of eight children was getting a lot of profits from his business in the industrial sugar, palm oil, shipping and property. Kuok Group, has three main companies located in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The main source of revenues comes from Wilmar, oil palm companies in the world. But this company’s share price plunged last year. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong real estate asset value and the hotel is up. Wilmar itself is controlled by the nephew of Kuok Khoon Hong, Singapore citizens who became the wealthiest man thanks to his ownership of 10 percent at Wilmar.
2. Ananda Krishnan, USD9,5 billion.
Maxis Communications owns the largest telecommunications company in Malaysia. Maxis has three chorus business, satellite Astro All Asia Networks, the management company and the company and the gambling Tanjong operator Measat Global telecommunications.
He also teamed with billionaire Kalanithi Maran India in developing the business of radio and television broadcasts. He claimed as a great philanthropist, he focuses on developing the talents of young generation with Malaysia do scholarships and specific programs in schools.
3. Lee Kim Hua, USD6,6 billion.
The widow of King Casino Lim Goh Tong, who founded the Genting Group in 1965 and went on to develop his business into a recreational park and hotel sectors. Genting shares leapt after opening the resort World Sentosa worth USD5 billion and casinos in Singapore in the past year. While his son, Lim Kok Thay has also been conducting his own successful business and become the richest person in Malaysia to-13.
4. Lee Shin Cheng, testifies to reach USD5 billion.
He is the boss of IOI Group which is one of the largest producer of palm oil in the world and one of the largest property developers in Malaysia. The Group employs more than 30 thousand employees worldwide. He grew up in a rubber plantation, adjacent to where his father ran a grocery store.
The father of six children, was quitting school at age 11 to work to help his family, by selling ice cream with a bicycle for four years before returning to continue his education completing. Now All of his children now works for his company.
5. Quek Leng Chan, USD4,8 billion.
The head of the Hong Leong Group Malaysia and has a number of shares in the company’s largest physical properties listed on the Hong Kong Guoco Group. She also has ownership in a number of areas of financial services, property development and hotels throughout Southeast Asia.
6. Tea Hong Piow, assets totaled USD 4,7 billion.
The founder of the third-largest bank in Malaysia. Own one of the leading enterprise asset management in the country, she also has a license of Islamic insurance and have received permission to become a broker in Cambodia. He is also the largest shareholder in the LPI Capital, a general insurance company in Malaysia and Singapore.
7. Yeoh Tiong Lay, the amount of his wealth totaled USD2,7 billion.
He founded the YRL Corp. in 1955. His company also been doing a dual listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1996, and it was the first non-Japan Asia are listings in Japan.
8. Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary, with a wealth of USD2,5 billion.
Perusahannya, Malaysia Mining Corp till the Johor Port and the airport. Major won a contract to oversee the construction of Gamuda rail mass-transit system in Kuala Lumpur. He is the person who set the Albukhary International University, and made the Albukhary Foundations to support the education of poor families in rural areas each year.
9. Vincent Tan, assets totaled USD1,25 billion.
The father of 11 children was the owner of Berjaya Group, but his luck seemed to be lost over the past year because its stock price has continued to weaken. He is the owner of the site’s social networking site and buy shares of Facebook Friendster.com through his company, MOL.com. Although he failed to get license for Sports gambling license from the Government. Don’t like golf, and it’s a hobby with scuba diving.
10. Tiong Hiew King, fortune was Rp1,2 billion.
He worked raw rubber processing in his teenage years in support of his family’s finances before he built his business empire which focus on the business concessions to timber and oil palm plantations in Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Media Chinese International media, he has published over 30 magazines and newspapers in North America, Southeast Asia and China.
11. Lee Oi Hian & Lee Hau Hian, with wealth USD900 million.
12. Azman Hashim, with a wealth of USD785 million.
13. Lim Kok Thay, USD665 million.
14. AK Nathan, USD600 miliar.
15. Mokhzani Mahathir, USD560 million.
16. William HJ Cheng, USD505 million.
17. Shahril & Shahriman Shamsuddin, USD500 million.
18. Kamarudin Meranun, USD495 million.
19. Jeffrey Cheah, USD475 million.
20. Anthony Fernandes, USD470 million.
21. Goh Peng Ooi, USD460 million.
22. Lau Cho Kun, USD450 million.
23. G Gnanalingam, USD420 million.
24. Chia Song Kun, USD400 million.
25. Lim Wee Chai, USD390 million.
26. Chen Lip Keong, USD375 million.
27. Yaw Teck Seng & Yaw Chee Ming, USD365 million.
28. Chan Fong Ann, USD330 million.
29. Chong Chook Yew, USD300 million.
30. Liew Kee Sin, USD255 million.
31. Ahmayuddin bin Ahmad, USD215 million.
32. Ong Leong Huat, USD200 million.
33. Eleena Azlan Shah, USD195 million.
34. Lee Swee Eng, with wealth USD190 million.
35. Tiah Thee Kian, with wealth USD170 million.
36. Nazir Razak, with wealth USD165 million.
37. Rozali Ismail, with wealth USD155 million.
38. Lin Yun Ling, with a wealth of USD150 million.
39. David Law Tien Seng, with treasures USD145 million.
40. Abdul Hamed Sepawi USD125 million, his wealth.