Dhanin Chearavanont

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Dhanin Chearavanont
Born (1939-04-19) 19 April 1939 (age 78)
Bangkok, Thailand
Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality Thai
Occupation CEO & Chairman of Charoen Pokphand
Net worth US$9.1 billion (February 2017)[1]
Children 5

Dhanin Chearavanont (Thai: ธนินท์ เจียรวนนท์, Chinese: 谢国民; pinyin: xie guo min) (born 1939) is a Thai business magnate, based in Bangkok. He is the CEO and chairman of CP Group. As of Forbes 2016 List of World Billionaires, Chearavanont is placed 171st with a net worth of $6.8 billion, making him the 2nd richest person in Thailand and in Southeast Asia.

Early life[edit]

Chearavanont was born in 1939,[2] the fourth and youngest son of Chia Ek Chor.[3]

Dhanin Chearavanont's father, Chia Ek Chor, and uncle, Chia Seow Hui, left China for Bangkok in the 1920s to begin selling seeds and agricultural chemicals. Their business diversified geographically across Asia, and vertically via a number of technology ventures and contract farming initiatives. In the 1980s, as China opened up to foreign firms, the Charoen Pokphand Group became the preferred partner for international brands such as Honda, Wal Mart, and Tesco.[citation needed]

Dhanin, his three brothers (Jaran, Montri and Sumet) and their families collectively own the Charoen Pokhphand Group (CP Group).

The CP Group is one of Asia's largest conglomerates and operates in agriculture, telecommunications, marketing, distribution and logistics, international trading, petrochemicals, property and land development, crop integration, insurance, automotive, and pet foods.[citation needed]

Family businesses[edit]


  1. ^ "The World's Billionaires: Dhanin Chearavanont". Forbes. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Erez Vigodman". 16th Nikkei Global Management Forum. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Ismail, Netty (14 July 2014). "Thai Brothers Emerge as Billionaires With CP Group Stakes". Bloomberg. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "CP Worldwide > OUR BUSINESS". Cpthailand.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Agro-Industry & Food". Cpthailand.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  6. ^ "C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd". Cpp.hk. 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  7. ^ "Executive Profile: Soopakij Chearavanont". BusinessWeek. The McGraw-Hill Companies. Retrieved 26 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "CP All deal raises fear of market dominance - The Nation". Nationmultimedia.com. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  9. ^ Horn, Robert (19 April 2004). "Chearavanont". Time. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

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