These are the Top Ten Wealthiest Women in Malaysia
There is an upcoming film called “Crazy Rich Asians” that depicts the lifestyles of the wealthiest Asian people. However, there are who are that rich if not richer in real life. For example, the Forbes list of top 50 wealthiest Malaysians but unfortunately the list was dominated by men, thus raising eyebrows over whether Malaysian women are wealthy. Here is a list of the top ten wealthiest women in the country according to figures released in 2017 to satisfy the curiosity.
10. Loh Wei-Lyn
Wei-Lyn is one of the top female businesswomen in Malaysia and also one of the youngest on this top-ten list at only 35-years-old. She is a shareholder at Oriental Holdings Bhd and her net worth is roughly RM 303.71 million.
9. Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree
She is the daughter of Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and at 45-years-old she has managed to hold down the 9th spot courtesy of her position at Cahya Mata Sdn Bhd where she is a shareholder. She also happens to be one of the board members at the Governing Council of Limkokwing Institute Borneo.
Hajar is also an executive director at Miri Marriot Resort and Spa and also at Cats FM. She also holds down a top executive position at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. As for her education, she has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. Her net worth is valued at RM309 million.
8. Yeoh Soo Min
Min is the executive director in charge of finance and accounting systems at YTL Corporation which also happens to be her family’s business. She was also one of the key individuals in the success of the company’s travel division in the 90s. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting which she acquired at the University of North London.
She is the current chairperson for women in Malaysia’s travel industry and is also a committee member at the Women for Women Association of Malaysia. Min is one of the top ten wealthiest women according to Forbes with a net worth of RM320.77 million.
7. Yeoh Soo Keng
The 55-year-old is the current executive director of YTL e-Solutions Berhad which is a division of YTL Corporation and she is also the president of Kuala Lumpur’s branch of Malaysia’s Girl Guides Association.
Keng is a University of Leeds graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and she joined the family business after graduating in 1985 where she started out as a project director. She has led many projects during her lengthy career at YTL Corporation. Her net worth is currently valued at around RM323.99 million, thus earning her the 7th position in the list of Malaysia’s top 10 wealthiest women.
6. Tan Kim Tee
Tan Kim Tee is one of the few individuals that have joined the list of the top ten wealthiest women. There is not much known about her except that she is 66-years-old and that she is one of the shareholders at Dialog Group. The latter deals with projects and the provision of services within the petrochemicals and oil & gas industries.
Dialog Group was valued at more than RM8 billion in 2016 and has been one of the highest performers in Malaysia, thus delivering good returns to investors. Tan Kim Tee’s net worth is valued at Rm388.93 million.
5. Tan Kewi Yong
Tan Kewi Yong is a business executive with more than 30 years of experience in numerous areas including finance, marketing, and human resources management. This is courtesy of her decision to pursue business studies during her education in the UK.
Kewi Yong is an executive director at Pavilion REIT, as well as Malton Bhd and has also participated in building many successful businesses. Her net worth is estimated at RM547.09 earning her a spot in the list of the top 5 richest women in Malaysia. Her impressive wealth is the result of her salary and also wise investments and assets.
4. Raja Eleena Sultan Azlan Shah
Eleena one of the daughters of the Sultan of Perak which means she was born in a wealthy family. However, this did not prevent her from perusing her own path and earning her own money. Raja Eleena pursued law at the University of London and currently works at Raja Eleena Siew Ang & Associates where she is a senior partner.
The 57-year-old is also a major shareholder at Gamuda Bhd which also happens to be one of the clients represented by her law firm. Raja Eleena’s net worth is estimated at RM587 million, thus earning her the 4th spot in the top ten list.
3. Tan Kai Yong
Tan Kai Yong is yet another member of the same family to grace the top ten list. She is one of the major shareholders at YTL Corporation and currently owns about million shares of the company’s shares.
At 85-years-old, Tan Kai Yong is one of the senior women in the top ten list of wealthiest women in Malaysia. Her net worth is valued at RM1.03 billion. Her immense wealth is the result of salary investments as well as assets.
2. Chong Chook Yew
Chong Chook Yew is the eldest on this list at 95-years-old and the lion’s share of per wealth comes from the real estate market. She currently holds the chairperson position at Selangor Properties Bhd which has earned itself quite a reputation for expanding shrewdly.
Chong Chook Yew has a Master of Arts degree and a Teacher College Professional diploma which she secured in the 1950s. Her net worth is currently estimated at a whopping RM1.076 billion.
1. Lim Kim Hua
Lim Kim Hua tops the top test list of wealthiest women in Malaysia with a net worth of RM2.172 billion. The 88-year-old was not in the public limelight that much until her husband died in 2007, leaving her a massive amount of wealth as well as the family business, Genting Bhd. this instantly brought her into the public limelight.
Although the wealth of these women is something to behold, the main takeaway is that they are role models to other women. They have proved that women can also play in the big leagues.