9. Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary
He has diversified set of interests in areas of business like transportation and logistics, plantations, property development, defense and armory as well as engineering and power generation. Forbes estimates his value at $1.57B and he’s currently ranked as the 9th wealthiest person in Malaysia.
He only finished his education until form five at Saint Michael’s School and he never went to university. A whole lot of his knowledge and experience was gained through practical entrepreneurial endeavors.