Indonesia Huang Yi Cong now as rich as Malaysia Robert Kuok

According to Globe Asia, Indonesia’s wealthiest man Eka Tjipta Widjaja (also known as Huang Yi Cong) is now worth US12.5 billion, putting him on par with Malaysia’s Robert Kuok Hock Nien, who similarly possessed a net worth of US$12.5 billion. As the Indonesian economy surges forward with a GDP growth of more than 6% per annum, 90% of Indonesian rich saw their fortunes rise over the previous year, with the top 10 billionaires now worth US$50.5 billion, catching up on Malaysia (US$51.7 billion), the country that traditionally boast the richest billionaires in Southeast Asia.

We hereby compare the top 10 (non-politician) billionaires in Malaysia and Indonesia:


1. Robert Kuok Hock Nien
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $12.5 billion
Flagship Company: Kuok Group, Wilmar International
Industry: Agribusiness, Plantations, Hotels & Properties


2. Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan
Ethnicity: Tamil
Net Worth: $9.5 billion
Flagship Company: Usaha Tegas (Maxis Communications, Astro Holdings)
Industry: Telecommunications


3. Lee Kim Hua
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $6.8 billion
Flagship Company: Genting Group
Industry: Tourism & Gaming, Plantations


4. Lee Shin Cheng
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $5.2 billion
Flagship Company: IOI Group
Industry: Plantations, Oleochemicals


5. Quek Leng Chan
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $5.0 billion
Flagship Company: Hong Leong Group
Industry: Banking & Finance


6. Teh Hong Piow
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $4.9 billion
Flagship Company: Public Bank
Industry: Banking & Finance


7. Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $2.8 billion
Flagship Company: YTL Corp.
Industry: Construction, Utilities, Cement, Railway, Hotels & Properties


8. Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary
Ethnicity: Malay
Net Worth: $2.5 billion
Flagship Company: MMC, DRB-HICOM, Tradewinds
Industry: Construction, Utilities, Automotives, Transportation and Logistics, Hotels & Properties, Defense & Armory


9. Vincent Tan Chee Yioun
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $1.3 billion
Flagship Company: Berjaya Group
Industry: Tourism & Gaming, Food & Beverages, Hotels & Properties


10. Tiong Hiew King
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $1.2 billion
Flagship Company: Rimbunan Hijau Group
Industry: Forestry & Plantations

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1. Eka Tjipta Widjaja (Huang Yi Cong)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $12.5 billion
Flagship Company: Sinar Mas Group
Industry: Pulp and Paper, Agribusiness, Properties, Financial Services, Mining, Plantations, Telecommunications


2. Anthony Salim (Liem Fung Sen)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $8.5 billion
Flagship Company: Salim Group, First Pacific
Industry: Food and Beverages, Media & Telecommunications, Plantations, Construction, Automotives, Construction, Chemicals, Retail


3. Robert Hartono (Huang Hui Zhong)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $5.9 billion
Flagship Company: Djarum Group, Bank Central Asia
Industry: Clove Cigarette, Banking & Finance


4. Michael Hartono (Huang Hui Xiang - left)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $5.9 billion
Flagship Company: Djarum Group
Industry: Clove Cigarette, Banking & Finance


5. Martua Sitorus (Thio Seng Hap)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $4.2 billion
Flagship Company: Wilmar International (Indonesia)
Industry: Agribusiness & Plantations


6. Susilo Wonowidjojo (Cai Dao Ping)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $3.5 billion
Flagship Company: Gudang Garam
Industry: Clove Cigarette


7. Low Tuck Kwong
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $3.0 billion
Flagship Company: Bayan Resources
Industry: Mining


8. Sukanto Tanoto (Chen Jiang He)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $2.4 billion
Flagship Company: Royal Golden Eagle (Raja Garuda Emas Group)
Industry: Paper, Plantations, Construction, Energy

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9. Putera Sampoerna (Liem Tien Pao)
Ethnicity: Chinese
Net Worth: $2.3 billion
Flagship Company: Sampoerna Strategic
Industry: Telecommunications, Plantations, Forestry, Financial Services


10. Aburizal Bakrie
Ethnicity: Lampung (South Sumatran)
Net Worth: $2.2 billion
Flagship Company: Bakrie Group, Bumi Resources
Industry: Agriculture, Properties, Shipping, Banking & Insurance, Media, Construction, Mining.

Source:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/coversto … 012/521384

http://www.malaysiandigest.com/features … -2012.html

Chinese owning …

wah how come rimbunan hijau oni in Top Ten??? whut happen to Taib family and frens?? they easily dominate top ten if Globe Asia editor got no drink kopi-o from Taib himself.

chinese malaysian and indonesian should learn one thing from Jews - hide their fortune from spotlights.

At this age no matter how you try to hide there are specialized medias (i.e. Forbes) calculating it for you.

First, from what i know is only “Malaysian Chinese”, there is no such thing as “Chinese Malaysia”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_Chinese

How do you know Jews can hide their fortune from spotlights??? Are you Jews??? Or Jews are Magician just can simply make their fortune “disappear” from spotlights"???

Most of the billionaires are owners of publicly-listed companies. When you take your company public and trade it on the stock exchange, it means ‘public’, shareholding structure must be declared, very hard to hide anymore. On the other hand, if you keep it private, you will have troubles securing funds for expansion vis-a-vis your peers.

That’s why most companies, when they get big enough, they go public. Unless those century-old dynastic businesses who already have enough funds staked through several generations. The majority of Chinese conglomerates are currently at their second or third generation.

Tiong hiew King is from Sibu.If I’m not mistaken his Rimbunan Hijau is the biggest employer there.

First, from what i know is only “Malaysian Chinese”, there is no such thing as “Chinese Malaysia”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_Chinese

How do you know Jews can hide their fortune from spotlights??? Are you Jews??? Or Jews are Magician just can simply make their fortune “disappear” from spotlights"???[/quote]

dear… i didnt say chinese malaysia… i said chinese malaysian… if you think what people have been saying “indian malaysian”, “philipino malaysian”, “Thai malaysian” is wrong. ok lor wateva

well i am pure chinese, i know chinese very much like most chinese. i don’t have jews friends yet, what i have learnt about them is from newspapers, internet, TV, books, magazines. if the sources i got are biased, so biased i am about this race.

these are what i got to know, generally, how these races manage their money. allow me to elaborate?

mainland chinese like to save. they save a huge portion of their earning in bank.
hongkong chinese love to invest. be it properties, shares, unit trust, etc.
taiwan chinese spend a lot on properties and invest much on technologies. they love to buy foxconn.
all these chinese don’t really like to tell how much they earn. they won’t even want others to know their monthly salary.

american, especially the white, will spend more than they save. it seems ok to them to reveal how much they earn in a month to people around them.

jews spend a lot on education. they seem to refrain from exposing too much about themselves. probably the phobia of being cleansed and wiped off of earth is still there. they like to invest anything, anything, which has potential to hit big. but seldom reveal or tell people around them how much they have made.

bro Mevo, need your feedback if i have made these statements right or incorrect :slight_smile:

by the way, hey Van, notice i mentioned “country” + “race” when i am comparing chinese from different countries? this is different when i wish to compare chinese to other races in malaysia, i will put “race” + “country”. this is what i learnt from school. hope this won’t raise a debate. off-topic~!

Yeah. You are right and i am wrong. I must be drinking a lot while writing. ( If you see my picture i am smoking. Nicotine issue perhaps ) Sorry for the inconvenience caused. :lol:

Malaysian Chinese (a Malaysian of Chinese descent) / Chinese Malaysian (a Chinese with Malaysian nationality), it depends on which you regard yourself as :lol:

Jews today no longer hide so much like the Rothschilds in the past. You can see Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, Sheldon Adelson, George Soros are quite open on their wealth, and the figures involved. It is because they already got a shelter (Israel), and if anything happen they can go there unlike in the past there is nowhere safe to go.

If I’m not mistaken there are 2 Borneo-born billionaires. Tiong is one, another is a Chinese businessman from Kalimantan Lim Gunawan Hariyanto, his story is here: http://www.miricommunity.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57017, do let me know if you’re aware of other Borneo billionaires (of course with exception of Brunei Sultan and Taib Mahmud)

They may be worth billions of dollars but their face all look like ■■■■■! True or not?

Agreed. I think because mostly they are already old … if they still 20 or 30 maybe the face look different. :lol: If a rich person when doing business not despicable and stingy enough how can he become more rich from time to time. :roll:

Billionaires who look young are mostly

  1. Spoilt brat who inherited $$$ from parent
  2. Geek/nerd (IT entrepreneur)

You choose? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

i choose to be rich. who cares how i look like? as long as i can drive good car, screw beautiful girls, live in a big house, and live long healhily until 100 years old.

the look is not important for men, afterall.