List of South East Asian people by net worth

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Forbes magazine annually lists the world's wealthiest individuals - The World's Richest People. What follows is the list of billionaires (in US dollars) in South East Asia, for 2012 issued. The vast majority of them are of Chinese descent.[1][2][3][4]

2014[edit]

Rank Name Age Country Worth (USD) Residence
Steady 1 Bhumibol Adullyadej & Family 82  Thailand 30 Billion  Thailand
Steady 2 Hassanal Bolkiah & Family 63  Brunei 20 Billion  Brunei
Steady 3 Children of Suharto -  Indonesia 15 Billion  Indonesia
Increase 4 Dhanin Chearavanont & Family 74  Thailand 14.3 Billion  Thailand
Steady 5 Henry Sy & Family 88  Philippines 13.2 Billion  Philippines
Decrease 6 Robert Kuok 88  Malaysia 12.5 Billion  Hong Kong
Increase 7 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi 70  Thailand 11.7 Billion  Thailand
Decrease 7 Ananda Krishnan 75  Malaysia 11.7 Billion  Malaysia
Decrease 9 Robert Ng & Family 62  Singapore 10.1 Billion  Singapore
Decrease 10 Robert Budi Hartomo & Michael Hartono 72/73  Indonesia 8.5 Billion  Indonesia
Increase 11 Lucio Tan 79  Philippines 7.5 Billion  Philippines
Decrease 12 Teh Hong Piew 83  Malaysia 5.6 Billion  Malaysia
Decrease 13 Imelda Marcos & Family 85  Philippines 5 Billion  Philippines
Increase 13 Wee Chu Yaw & Family 72  Singapore 5 Billion  Singapore
Increase 15 Kwek Leng Beng 69  Singapore 4.8 Billion  Singapore
Increase 16 Andrew Tan 61  Philippines 4.6 Billion  Philippines
Increase 16 Kwee Brothers 69  Singapore 4.6 Billion  Singapore
Increase 19 Lim Chin Weng 30  Malaysia 4.5 Billion  Malaysia
Increase 19 Enrique Razon Jr 53  Philippines 4.9 Billion  Philippines
Increase 20 Seri Prakash Lohia 60  Indonesia 3.4 Billion  Indonesia

2013[edit]

Rank Name Age Country Worth (USD) Residence
1 Michael Hartono & Robert Budi Hartono 72/73  Indonesia 14 Billion  Indonesia
2 Robert Kuok 88  Malaysia 12.4 Billion  Hong Kong
3 Susilo Wonowidjojo 55  Indonesia 10,5 Billion  Indonesia
4 Ananda Krishnan 73  Malaysia 9.9 Billion  Malaysia
5 Henry Sy & Family 87  Philippines 9.1 Billion  Philippines
6 Ng & Family 84  Singapore 8.9 Billion  Singapore
7 Eka Tjipta Widjaja 88  Indonesia 8 Billion  Indonesia
8 Dhanin Chearavanont & Family 72  Thailand 7.4 Billion  Thailand
9 Khoo & Family NA  Singapore 6.7 Billion  Singapore
10 Lee Kim Hua & family 81  Malaysia 6.5 Billion  Malaysia
11 Lee Shin Cheng 72  Malaysia 5.2 Billion  Malaysia
12 Teh Hong Piow 81  Malaysia 5 Billion  Malaysia
- Chaleo Yoovidhya 79  Thailand 5 Billion  Thailand
14 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi 67  Thailand 4.8 Billion  Thailand
15 Lucio Tan 77  Philippines 4.5 Billion  Philippines
16 Chirathivat & family NA  Thailand 4.3 Billion  Thailand
17 Quek Leng Chan 68  Malaysia 4.2 Billion  Malaysia
- Wee Cho Yaw & Family 82  Singapore 4.2 Billion  Singapore
19 Richard Chandler 52  Singapore 4 Billion  Singapore
20 Kwee Brothers NA  Singapore 3.9 Billion  Singapore
21 Low Tuck Kwong 63  Indonesia 3.7 Billion  Indonesia
22 Anthoni Salim 62  Indonesia 3.6 Billion  Indonesia
- Enrique Razon Jr 52  Philippines 3.6 Billion  Philippines
24 Kuok Khoon Hong 62  Singapore 3.5 Billion  Singapore
25 Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary 60  Malaysia 3.3 Billion  Malaysia
26 John Gokongwei & family 84  Philippines 3.2 Billion  Philippines
27 Sukanto Tanoto 61  Indonesia 2.8 Billion  Indonesia
28 Martua Sitorus 51  Indonesia 2.7 Billion  Indonesia
29 David Consunji & family 90  Philippines 2.7 Billion  Philippines
30 Peter Sondakh 59  Indonesia 2.6 Billion  Indonesia
- Yeoh Tiong Lay & Family 82  Malaysia 2.6 Billion  Malaysia
32 Krit Ratanarak & Family 65  Thailand 2.5 Billion  Thailand
33 Putera Sampoerna 64  Indonesia 2.4 Billion  Indonesia
34 Andrew Tan 59  Philippines 2.3 Billion  Philippines
35 Achmad Hamami & Family 81  Indonesia 2.2 Billion  Indonesia
36 Jaime Zobel de Ayala & Family 77  Philippines 2.2 Billion  Philippines
37 Chairul Tanjung 49  Indonesia 2.1 Billion  Indonesia
- Aloke Lohia 53  Thailand 2.1 Billion  Thailand
39 Boenjamin Setiawan 78  Indonesia 2 Billion  Indonesia
- Chamnong Bhirombhakdi 83  Thailand 2 Billion  Thailand
41 Ong Beng Seng & Christina Ong 67/63  Singapore 1.9 Billion  Singapore
42 Peter Lim 58  Singapore 1.8 Billion  Singapore
43 Sri Prakash Lohia 59  Indonesia 1.7 Billion  Indonesia
- George Ty & family 79  Philippines 1.7 Billion  Philippines
- Kwek Leng Beng 70  Singapore 1.7 Billion  Singapore
46 Murdaya Poo 70  Indonesia 1.5 Billion  Indonesia
- Tiong Hiew King 77  Malaysia 1.5 Billion  Malaysia
- Roberto Ongpin 79  Philippines 1.5 Billion  Philippines
- Vichai Maleenont 93  Thailand 1.5 Billion  Thailand
50 Tahir 59  Indonesia 1.4 Billion  Indonesia
- Eduardo Cojuangco 77  Philippines 1.4 Billion  Philippines
- Isara Vongkusolkit & family 63  Thailand 1.4 Billion  Thailand
- Lee Seng Wee 80  Singapore 1.4 Billion  Singapore
54 Edwin Soeryadjaya 62  Indonesia 1.35 Billion  Indonesia
55 Kiki Barki 72  Indonesia 1.3 Billion  Indonesia
- Robert Coyiuto Jr. 59  Philippines 1.3 Billion  Philippines
- Zhong Sheng Jian 53  Singapore 1.3 Billion  Singapore
58 Garibaldi Thohir 46  Indonesia 1.25 Billion  Indonesia
- Tony Tan Caktiong & Family 59  Philippines 1.25 Billion  Philippines
60 Sjamsul Nursalim 70  Indonesia 1.22 Billion  Indonesia
61 Ciliandra Fangiono 35  Indonesia 1.21 Billion  Indonesia
62 Eddy William Katuari 60  Indonesia 1.2 Billion  Indonesia
- Vincent Tan 59  Malaysia 1.2 Billion  Malaysia
- Lucio Co & Susan Co NA  Philippines 1.2 Billion  Philippines
- Sam Goi 62  Singapore 1.2 Billion  Singapore
66 Hary Tanoesoedibjo 46  Indonesia 1.19 Billion  Indonesia
67 Kartini Muljadi 81  Indonesia 1.15 Billion  Indonesia
- Inigo Zobel & Mercedes Zobel 56  Philippines 1.15 Billion  Philippines
69 Theodore Rachmat 67  Indonesia 1.14 Billion  Indonesia
70 Lee Oi Hian & Lee Hau Hian 61/58  Malaysia 1.1 Billion  Malaysia
- Emilio Yap 86  Philippines 1.1 Billion  Philippines
- Lien & Family NA  Singapore 1.1 Billion  Singapore
73 Praneetsilpa Vacharaphol & family 79  Thailand 1.05 Billion  Thailand
74 Djoko Susanto 53  Indonesia 1.04 Billion  Indonesia
75 Harjo Sutanto 85  Indonesia 1 Billion  Indonesia
- Thongma Vijitpongpun 53  Thailand 1 Billion  Thailand

Number of Billionaires by Country[edit]

As of year 2013.

Rank Nation Number of billionaires Richest billionaire by country
1  Indonesia 35 Robert Budi Hartono & Robert Budi Hartono
2  Philippines 17 Henry Sy
3  Singapore 10 Ng Family
3  Malaysia 10 Robert Kuok
3  Thailand 10 Dhanin Chearavanont & Family
6  Vietnam 1 Pham Nhat Vuong

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cushman, Jennifer, and Wang Gungwu. (1988) The Changing Identities of the Southeast Asian Chinese Since World War II. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Pan, Lynn. (1999) The Encyclopedia of the Overseas Chinese. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Wang Gungwu. (2000) The Chinese Overseas: From Earth-bound China to the Quest for Autonomy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.