Lim Wee Chai – Malaysia’s own Glove Man

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Malaysian Billionaire who made Rubbers famous

Top Glove Group of Companies has often been associated with rubber gloves. In fact, it is often regarded to be the company that brought rubber back into the mainstream after having been a ‘raw material’ for many decades.

The founder and chairman of Top Glove is Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai. He is currently ranked at the 8th spot of Malaysia’s richest(2021). With Malaysia being the top exporter and producer of rubber, tapping into this market has created a lot of opportunities for Tan Sri Dr Lim.

Moving up the ranking among Malaysia’s richest

He was ranked 41 a year only 5 years earlier which puts him as one of the most successful Malaysians today. Tan Sri Dr Lim started Top Glove in 1991 and 10 years later, he took the company public. He started out in the rubber plantations before working his way to where he is today. What makes Top Glove such a great company is that it currently produces about 25% of the world’s supply of rubber gloves.

Every year, Top Glove rolls out over 40 billion rubber gloves. This is done through its 27 manufacturing facilities that operate 484 production lines.

Tan Sri Dr Lee’s Net Worth

$3.5 billion

Age 62

Source Of Wealth

The main source of wealth for the Malaysian tycoon was from rubber gloves and this continues to be its primary revenue generator.

Marital Status
Tan Sri Dr Lee’s wife is Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee
Tan Sri Dr Lee has 1 son and 1 daughter, both of whom are assisting him in the running of Top Glove.
Tan Sri Dr Lim graduated from University Malaya with a Degree in Physics and MBA from the Sul Ross State University in Texas, USA.

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