Top 10 Most Influential People from Singapore

7. Sim Wong Hoo

Sim Wong Hoo is Singapore’s youngest billionaire. He started a computer repair shop that he named Creative with a school friend after graduating from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. It was in his shop that he developed and eventually sold the Apple II add-on memory board.

It was the start for Creative to begin creating customized personal computers that conformed to the Chinese language. Their device was able to produce melodies and speech through an enhanced audio capability, which led to the development and eventual success of a stand-alone sound card which was branded as Sound Blaster.

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