5. Lee Shin Cheng
Heading IOI Corporation Berhad (or IOI Group), the world leader in oleochemicals and one of the largest palm-oil-plantation companies in Malaysia, Lee’s net worth is estimated at $4.7 billion.
The growing success of IOI in the last decade has to date propelled Lee to be Malaysia’s fifth richest and the 352nd richest person in the world.
6. Lim Kok Thay
Lim who is the second son of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, the founder of the Genting Group has a net worth of $4.45 billion.
He is chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Berhad, and continued the expansion of Genting Group in the gambling sector, rejuvenated its cruise business and entered the ultraluxury-travel industry.
The group’s upcoming plan includes a 20th Century Fox movie-inspired theme park outside of Kuala Lumpur next year.