- Hong Kong-based Robert Kuok has maintained his position as Malaysia's richest man with a wealth of RM45.7 billion, despite a 8.0 per cent drop in his fortune.
- Followed by T Ananda Krishnan and Public Bank's Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow.
- Ananda Krishnan narrowed the gap with Kuok with a wealth of RM42.99 billion, but it was down by about 6.0 per cent this year, from 2011.
- Teh had a fortune that has remained relatively intact at RM12.64 billion, a one per cent decline from before.
- IOI Corporation Bhd’s Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng maintained fourth spot. Despite a 10.8 per cent fall in his worth to RM11.36 billion, IOI Corp's Lee Shin Cheng maintained his fourth position
- Flamboyant AirAsia chief executive officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes was ranked as the 15th most richest Malaysian with a weath of RM1.77 billion.
- The richest mamak entrepreneur in the country is Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary who came in fifth, according to Malaysian Business in a report on the 40 richest Malaysians.
- Syed Mokhtar of the Albukhary Foundation -- whose flagship is the DRB-Hicom Group-- saw his wealth grow by 8.0 per cent to RM9.53 billion.
- Read more: Robert Kuok still Malaysia's richest man
Ananda Krishnan's wealth is down by 6% to RM42.99 Billion. Folks, how are they going to survive? Can he afford the monthly travel expenses - you know the private jet plane, the luxury yacht and all that? Lets do something to help all these poor people.
And even Tony Fernandez is only ranked at 15th placing with wealth of RM1.77 Billion. Well just wait till a few more of you are given the run around by Air Asia five minutes before take-off. All the money Tony saves from the fuel that was not burnt because you missed your flight may help bump Tony Fernandez into the Top 10 wealthiest Malaysians.
Folks I think Tony will be ok. Its Robert Kuok and Ananda Krishnan that I am really worried about. Poor guys, they have lost 8% and 6% of their billions respectively.
I say where are the Melayus ok? Syed Mokhtar is just one Uttar Pradesh mamak who has made it into the list. Where are the other Melayus on the list. I think this is quite unfair - there are few or no Melayus on the list.