Meet the 10 Richest People in Southeast Asia (by Country)


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
  • Refer this profile for more details on Robert Kuok

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.

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