Filed under World’s Billionaires

The 10 Most Powerful Billionaires

With great wealth comes the power to effect change. But more than money determines how much influence a billionaire wields. In compiling our first power ranking for billionaires, we weighed their political connections, the size and scope of their businesses and investments, their media coverage, their philanthropic pursuits and, of course, their net worth. 1 … Continue reading

The #204 World’s Billionaires – Lim Goh Tong & family

Age: 89 Fortune: self made Source: gaming Net Worth: $4.2 bil Country Of Citizenship: Malaysia Residence: Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Asia & Australia Industry: Gambling/Leisure Marital Status: married, 6 children Education: High School, Drop Out Former public works contractor turned his idea for a hilltop resort on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, … Continue reading

The #119 World’s Billionaires – Ananda Krishnan

Age: 68 Fortune: self made Source: diversified Net Worth: $6.0 bil Country Of Citizenship: Malaysia Residence: Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Asia & Australia Industry: Communications Marital Status: married, 3 children Education: Melbourne University, Bachelor of Arts / Science Harvard University, Master of Business Administration Harvard Business School grad and former oil-trader. His companies have been … Continue reading

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); … Continue reading

The #89 World’s Billionaires – Mikhail Prokhorov

© Valery Melnikov/Kommersant Age: 40 Fortune: self made Source: Metals Net Worth: 6.4 Country Of Citizenship: Russia Residence: Moscow, Russia, Europe & Russia Industry: Mining/Lumber Marital Status: single, no children Bachelor of Arts / Science With Vladimir Potanin, built large holding company Interros by winning over the corporate customers of two huge Soviet-era banks in … Continue reading

Ng Teng Fong – The #118 World’s Billionaires

Age: 78Fortune: self madeSource: real estateNet Worth: $6.1 bilCountry Of Citizenship: SingaporeResidence: Singapore , Singapore, Asia & Australia Industry: Real EstateMarital Status: married, 6 childrenEducation: Singapore’s richest man is one of the city-state’s biggest real estate tycoons. His properties are held mostly through his private Far East Organization, which also owns one of the country’s … Continue reading