The Richest Man in Malaysia

Malaysia has a rich man by Forbes Magazine Malaysia 2010, Robert Kuok. The magazine noted, Robert wealth reached U.S. $ 14.5 billion this year. Malaysian tycoon was a business in various fields, ranging from enterprise rice, sugar, shipping services, real estate and media. In 2007, he also went into palm oil companies resulting from the merger of Indonesia and Singapore, Wilmar International which carried his nephew.

Robert who is now aged 86 has a fascinating story how he pioneered the business from the bottom. Robert Kuok began life by working at Mitsubishi for 3 years in the shipping division of rice. After his father died in 1948, three brothers founded the company with the name of the Kuok Bros Sdn Bhd. The company specialized in selling agricultural products, and success in 1961 when he bought a cheap sugar from India, where the price is then inflated.

He then founded the Malaysia Sugar Manufacturing, the company's first sugar refinery in Malaysia. It made Robert has many relationships with big players and refined sugar. In the same year, he built the first hotel in Singapore, Shangri-La Hotel, and after that he built Shanri-La Kowloon in Hong Kong. Not stopping there, Robert also acquired 30 percent stake Sucden Kerry International, a French company that controls much of the world sugar trade.

Then get into the business of oil trading, by buying 67 percent shares of oil trading company of Hamburg. Not only that money was also invested into the media business, by buying 18 percent shares of TVB, which publishes the South China Morning Star.

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