This is a list of Malaysian billionaires based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets compiled and published by Forbes magazine in 2020.
10. Koon Poh Keong – 1.3 billion
9. Lau Cho Kun – 1.7 billion
8. Lim Kok Thay – $2 billion
Lim Kok Thay is a Malaysian Chinese billionaire businessman. He is the chairman of Genting Group, a casinos, resorts and palm oil conglomerate with a market capitalization of almost US$40 billion, and the second son of fellow billionaire Lim Goh Tong, the company’s founder.
Tan Sri Lim is the chairman and board executive of Genting Malaysia Berhad & Genting Berhad, also known as Genting Group, a conglomerate active in leisure & hospitality, power generation, oil palm plantations, property development, biotechnology, and oil & gas business activities
7. Kuan Kam Hon – 2.6 billion
Kuan Kam Hon is a Malaysian billionaire who is the founder and chairman of Hartalega Holdings, one of the world’s largest producers of nitrile rubber. Born in 1947, he began his career in 1969 at his father’s Kuala Lumpur real estate development company. He still resides in the city. He ranked 10th on Forbes’ 2018 list of Malaysia’s 50 richest with a net worth of $2.5 billion.
Kuan founded Hartalega Holdings in the early 1980s and controls 49.3% of the company. Hartalega plans to increase its production capacity of 22 billion to 42 billion gloves a year by 2020.
In 2018, Hartalega partnered with Chemical Intelligence UK to launch the first non-leaching glove that features in-built antimicrobial technology.