Kuok is at least twice as rich as anyone else in Malaysia


The most interesting league in Malaysia is not the football league.

“Sugar King” Robert Kuok Hock Nien is again the nation’s richest, for the third consecutive year, by twice as much as his closest rival, T. Ananda Krishnan.

The wealth of the top 40 individuals was assessed based on the value of their stakes in listed companies as at Jan 20.

According to Malaysian Business, on the whole, more tycoons see their paper wealth decline in 2006, due largely to the lacklustre performance on the KLSE.

The combined wealth of the 40 richest Malaysians increased marginally to RM79.42bil, compared with RM78.23bil a year earlier.


Will Sabah’s construction/property tycoon Wong Kwok ever make the list?

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