Richest People

Official list of richest people in Malaysia

All the richest men in Malaysia and their personal wealth are listed here for you. Whether it is Tan Sri Robert Kuok or Tan Sri Ananda Krishna, who both have been the top 2 richest men in Malaysia for many years or those who have been hugely successful in their own respective industries, you can read about them and be inspired.
Their affiliations and stories of how they made it to the pinnacle of their businesses are explained in detail while you can find out about what their secrets of successes are. Learn about their companies, how they go through the trials and tribulations as well as any other related stories on how they managed large multinational companies and corporations here.


Wong Teek Son

Joining the Gloves Tycoons The 40th richest person in Malaysia is Wong Teek Son. He is a newcomer to the list by Forbes which was contributed largely from the rising demand for nitrile gloves across the world. Wong is the...

Patrick Grove

E-Commerce and Media Genius Patrick Grove is no stranger in the new media and internet industry. He owns some of the top names in the industry including group buying site Ensogo and others. Ranked at the 39th in the Forbes’...

Lim Han Weng

From Lorries to Oil and Gas Services Lim Han Weng is the founder of Yinson Holdings, a major oil and gas services company in Malaysia. Yinson actually started out as a transportation company before venturing into other areas...

Loh Kian Chong

Grandson of Mr Honda Loh Boon Siew The name Datuk Loh Kian Chong might not resonate with a lot of people but he is actually the grandson of the late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew, more fondly known as Mr Honda. Datuk Loh is the...

Ong Leong Huat

Investment and Property Tycoon of Malaysia Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat is the Group Managind Director of OSK Holdings Berhad. This is a company that needs little introduction particularly from the finance and investments sector. Tan...

Leong Hoy Kum

Malaysia’s Leading Property Developer The 35th richest person in Malaysia is Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum. His net worth is reported to be more than a quarter of a billion and is head of one of the most prominent property developers in...

Kong Hon Kong

The Man who made millions through bereavement care Tan Sri Kong Hon Kong is the 34th richest person in Malaysia under the Forbes 2015 list. His rags-to-riches story is one which inspires many mainly because of the industry he is...

Chong Chook Yew

The richest woman in Malaysia The Forbes’ richest Malaysian list is dominated by men. The only woman in the list is Puan Sri Datin Chong Chook Yew. At the 33rd spot of the list, Puan Sri Chong is the co-founder of Selangor...

Lim Teck Meng

The Man who made millions making consumer packaging Lim Teck Meng is in the top 40 richest people in Malaysia through a very unique business. He founded Scientex Berhad and brought it from the ground up to where it is today. He...

Tan Sri Azman Hashim

Top Banker in Malaysia The man behind AmBank, one of the largest banks in Malaysia is Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hashim. He is no stranger to the banking and finance industry for his achievements in these sectors. Tan Sri Azman is the...

Ninian Mogan Lourdenadin

Ranked at 30 of the richest Malaysians list is Tan Sri Sir Ninian Mogan Lourdenadin. Known to be a man who prefers a low profile, Tan Sri Ninian’s source of wealth comes from his controlling stake at MbF Holdings. Tan Sri Ninian...

Ngau Boon Keat

MyKasih Foundation founder and Oil Billionaire The 29th richest person in Malaysia is Tan Sri Ngau Boon Keat. One of the founding members of Dialog Group, he currently holds the Executive Chairman of the company. Tan Sri Ngau...

Mokhzani Mahathir

Malaysian Tycoon who brought F1 Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir is often associate with his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the former longest serving prime minister of Malaysia. Datuk Mokhzani is currently the 28th richest man in...

Shahril & Shahriman Shamsuddin

Rich Petroleum Brother The names Shahril and Shahriman Shamsuddin would surely resonate very much with the oil and gas industry. Known as the Shamsuddin brothers, Tan Sri Dato Seri Shahril Shamsuddin and Dato Shahriman...

Lim Kang Hoo

The Iskandar Man Ranked at 26th of the richest people in Malaysia by Forbes, Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo is one of the significant people who turned Johor into an international destination. He is widely regarded to be one of the recent...

Lim Kuang Sia

Malaysia’s Top 4 Rubber Tycoons Dato Lim Kuang Sia is the CEO and founder of Kossan Rubber Industries. This company was recently given the ‘Brand Laurette Brand Leadership Award’ for 2014-2015. A native Chinese Teochew, Dato Lim...

Ahmayuddin bin Ahmad

Co-founder of Westports Malaysia The Malaysian richest list has a few bumiputeras. Among them includes Ahmayuddin bin Ahmad. He is the 24th richest person in the Forbes ranking for 2015. What makes him such a significant figure...

Chen Lip Keong

Malaysia’s unknown gaming billionaire Dr Chen Lip Keong would perhaps not be the person anyone would associate with the gaming industry. But unknown to many, his company NagaCorp is actually one of the most prominent gaming...

Lim Wee Chai

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...

Tan Heng Chew, Eng Soon & Eng Hwa

Tan Chong’s Nissan Success Most Malaysians would have heard of Tan Chong Motors and Sons. The 3 brothers of Datuk Tan Heng Chew, Eng Soon and Eng Hwa are the ones responsible in running the company today. Together, they sit at...

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...

Yaw Teck Seng & Yaw Chee Ming

Timber Father and Son tycoons The 19th spot of the list of Malaysian’s richest is father and son Dato Seri Yaw Teck Seng and Dato Sri Yaw Chee Ming. They are the people responsible in the management of Samling Strategic...

Jeffrey Cheah

The man who made Sunway great The 18th richest man in Malaysia is Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah. This is the man who brought Sunway Group to what it is today. In fact, one mention of Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey and the image of Sunway Lagoon...

Vincent Tan

The man who brought 7-Eleven, McDonalds and Starbucks to Malaysia It will be almost impossible to provide a full introduction to Tan Sri Dato Seri Vincent Tan. After all, he is the man responsible in bringing some of the top...

Desmond Lim Siew Choon

Damansara land tycoon The name Malton Berhad will resonate very well with Malaysians because of its high profile commercial and private real estate projects. This includes the Pavilion Shopping Centre in central Kuala Lumpur and...

Tan Sri Dato Lee Oi Hian & Dato Lee Hau Hian

Making Millions from Chemicals Sitting at joint 15th of the Malaysian richest are Tan Sri Dato Lee Oi Hian & Dato Lee Hau Hian. The Lee brothers hold a majority of shares in Batu Kawan, a part of the larger Kuala Lumpur...

G Gnanalingam

The Man who brought World Cup and World-class Ports The 14th richest man in Malaysia is Tan Sri Datuk G Gnanalingam. Unknown to many, he is the man responsible in forming Westports Malaysia, one of the top ports in the world...

Danny Tan Chee Sing

The Tropicana Billionaire One of the very significant factors of Tan Sri Danny Tan is that he is the brother of Tan Sri Vincent Tan, who is no stranger to the Malaysian’s richest list. Tan Sri Danny is the man responsible in the...

Tiong Hiew King

The Malaysian Timber Tycoon One of the most renowned timber tycoons in Malaysia is Tan Sri Datuk Sri Tiong Hiew King. He is affiliated with Rimbunan Hijau in which he sits at the 12th of richest Malaysians. While the timber...

Kuan Kam Hon

Rubber Tycoon of Malaysia At the eleventh spot, Kuan Kim Hon is one of the richest rubber tycoons in Malaysia. He has a net worth of over $1 billion. What Kuan Kim Hon is known for is his business in manufacturing synthetic...

The Richest People in Malaysia 2016

1. Robert Kuok The richest Malaysian today is none other than Mr Robert Kuok who despite having a small dip in his fortune is still at the peak with wealth amounting to $11 billion. He is of course most fondly remembered as the...

Datuk Shahril Shamsuddin – Sapura Group (Main Market)

The Sapura Group is one of the most established bumiputera companies in Malaysia. It was formerly involved in the telecommunication sectors where today it has diversified to other areas and businesses. The company began...

Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian – Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad

Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian is the nineteenth richest Malaysian in 2011 where he is the chairman of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad and Batu Kawan Berhad. The company is managed by Tan Sri Lee together with his brother Datuk Lee Hau Hian who...

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah – Sunway Group (Main Market)

The Sunway Group is one of the most distinguished companies in Malaysia today. Mention the word Sunway and most people will talk about the world class theme park of Sunway Lagoon, the internationally recognized Sunway...

Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum – Mah Sing group (Main Market)

One of Malaysia’s leading property development company is Mah Sing Group. Its Executive Chairman is Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum who has since elevated the company into its current status where it is now considered as one of the...

Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin – SP Setia Bhd (Main Market)

S P Setia Berhad is perhaps one of the fastest rising and most improved companies in Malaysia today. The company started in 1974 when it was venturing into the construction sector and started venturing into property development...

Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee-Chai – Top Glove Corp (Main Market)

Top Glove Corporation is the one company that epitomizes the ‘Malaysia Boleh’ spirit because it is truly a home-grown company that has put Malaysia on the world map. The company was started in 1991 under the leadership of Tan...

Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay – YTL Corp (Main Market)

Known as one of the most powerful companies in Malaysia, the YTL Group is probably one of the most prominent and largest conglomerates today. It is currently being managed by Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Sock Ping who took over the helm...

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay – Genting Group (Main Market)

Ask anyone where the best place to visit a casino is and they will tell you to go to Genting Highlands. This would be where the Genting Highlands Resort is located and is home to the Genting Group, one of the most prominent...

Dato’ Seri Tony Fernandes – Tune Group

Tune Group is perhaps one of the fastest and most potential companies in Malaysia today. It is the company that operates AirAsia, one of the most successful airlines in the world today. It was founded by Datuk Seri Tony...

Tan Sri Lau Cho Kun – Hap Seng Star (Main Market)

Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad is the company headed by Tan Sri Lau Cho Kin, who is the seventeenth richest Malaysian today. The company is involved mainly in the area of plantations where it started in the timber businesses....

Tan Sri Vincent Tan – McDonald’s

The McDonald’s name is the leading fast-food brand in the world. In fact, much like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s leads in most of the markets it is in and this is the same in Malaysia. Not many people know that the person responsible...

Tan Sri Vincent Tan – Berjaya Corporation

Among some of the most common sayings in Malaysia is that almost every ringgit spent in the consumer sector, some are contributed to Tan Sri Vincent Tan. This is because, under his leadership and inspiration through Berjaya...

Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan – Lam Soon & Hong Leong Bank

Malaysia’ sown brand Lam Soon Malaysia is a fast-moving consumer goods company in Malaysia. It is owned by Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan, who is the Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Group Malaysia. Through this company, Tan Sri Quek...

Ong Beng Seng – Club21

Many people are not aware that some of the world’s top designer brands are actually owned by Asians and most notably by Malaysians. In fact, some of the brands are franchised and distributed around Asia through Malaysian...

Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King – Rimbunan Hijau

Rimbunan Hijau Group, as the name implies is a company which is mainly involved in the plantations and timber industries. Founded and led by Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King who is from Sibu, Sarawak, the company is the parent company...

Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary –

DRB-Hicom DRB-Hicom is one of the most widely reported Malaysian companies in recent years. This is mainly due to the fact that the company has become quite an iconic story on rising through the hardship of crisis after crisis...

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