3. Ananda Krishnan
This Malaysian businessman and philanthropist is 158th richest in the world, a drop from his 129th spot last year, and settles for second richest in the country after a drop in his fortune last year in his Maxis shares.
The Brickfields-born had relisted his pay-TV company, Astro Holdings Malaysia Bhd, in a deal worth $1.5 billion, valuing the whole company at some RM15.6 billion in 2012, but now its stock takes a hit after Netflix entered the country in earlier this year. Now, Ananda’s net worth is estimated at $6.5 billion.
4. Teh Hong Piow
With a net worth of $4.75 billion, Teh who is a banker by profession gets the bulk of his wealth from his 24% stake in Public Bank, Malaysia’s third-largest banking group by assets.
The 87-year-old is the Chairman of Public Bank Bhd, and his directorships in other companies are as Chairman of Public Investment Bank Bhd, Public Mutual Bhd, Public Islamic Bank Bhd, Public Financial Holdings Ltd, Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd and Cambodian Public Bank Plc, and several other subsidiaries of Public Bank Bhd.