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Goh Peng Ooi

GOH PENG OOI

Tech Tycoon of Malaysia

Goh Peng Hooi holds the 20th spot of the richest people in Malaysia. Not many people is aware of this but he is the first Malaysian who made his billions in the technology industry. The man behind Silverlake Axis, it has been one of the top performing IT company for many years now.

Goh is known to be a lover of the numbers where he started out Silverlake Axis to develop software some 25 years ago. Most of his customers are banks where the company develops financial systems. So popular is his company that in 2012, it was rated as among the most valuable technology stocks in the region which saw his wealth soared that year.

Since then, Goh has become the first and perhaps the only Malaysian who has made his billions in this industry. His father was a butcher and he comes from a family of 10 brothers and sisters. He started out in the IT industry before establishing his company through good foresight and networks.

Peng Ooi’s Net Worth

$725 Million

Age 61

Source Of Wealth

Having the banks as the steady clientele, Goh enjoys his main source of wealth through Silverlake Axis which he owns a majority stake in.

Residence
Kuala Lumpur
Citizenship
Malaysia
Marital Status
Married
Children
Goh’s daughter, Goh Shiou Ling is a non-executive director of Silverlake. She is one of the 2 children of Goh.
Education
Goh graduated from the University of Tokyo with a degree in Electrical Engineering.