5. Richest Man in Malaysia – Robert Kuok
- Wealth (Net Worth): $14.8 billion
- Age: 94 years old
- Source: Palm oil, shipping, property
- World Rank: 96
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Born in 1923, Robert Kuok Hock Nien is a Malaysian business magnate and investor. Most of his businesses are privately held (by him or his family) with investments in many companies throughout Asia.
His business interests span across a wide range of industries, including sugarcane plantations, sugar refineries, flour milling, animal feed, hotel, property, and many more. Despite his vastly diversified source of wealth, the biggest source is from a stake in Wilmar International, the world’s largest listed palm oil trading company.