The #754 World’s Billionaires – Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary

Age: 55
Fortune: self made
Source: Rice and sugar trader
Net Worth: $1.3 bil
Country Of Citizenship: Malaysia
Residence: Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Asia & Australia
Industry: Diversified
Marital Status: married, 5 children
Education: Started out in the “bowl of Malaysia” as a rice trader. Later got government backing. Today controls Malaysia Mining Corporation (MMC); has stakes in Malaysia’s Johor Port; the country’s largest independent power producer Malakoff; and natural gas distribution company Gas Malaysia. Has invested in MPH (a book retailer in Singapore and Malaysia). He’s contributed to a number of Islamic schools, mosques and Islamic arts.

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