7. Yeoh Tiong Lay
Despite his revenue at YTL Corp. taking a slump when it dropped 13% to $4.2 billion last year, Yeoh still has a net worth of $2.1 billion.
YTL has extensive operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom, where it owns the utility Wessex Water, and also owns PowerSeraya, Singapore’s second-largest power plant, as well as co-owns the Eastern & Oriental Express, the luxury train that runs from Singapore to Thailand.
8. Lau Cho Kun
The Sabah native’s source of wealth is attributed to palm oil and real estate as he holds the largest stake in Hap Seng after his late uncle, its founder Lau Gek Poh left the business to him.
The 82-year-old’s wealth jumped as new property projects throughout the country helped boost the share price of his Hap Seng Consolidated, and now he has a net worth of $2.08 billion.