Mokhzani Mahathir

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Mokhzani Mahathir

Born (1961-01-02) 2 January 1961 (age 59)[citation needed]
NationalityMalaysia
Net worthUS$420 million (2014)[1]
Spouse(s)Mastisa Mohamed
Children5
Parent(s)Mahathir Mohamad
Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali

Tan Sri Dato' Mokhzani bin Mahathir (born 2 January 1961[citation needed]) is a Malaysian businessman who has been listed as the 14th richest person in Malaysia.[citation needed] He worked as a petroleum engineer before founding oil-equipment fabricator Kencana Petroleum. Kencana Petroleum later merged with SapuraCrest to form SapuraKencana Petroleum. The company is now known as Sapura Energy.[1]

Mokhzani was formerly a senior official in BERSATU Youth, but has since retired from politics. He is the eldest son of the former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Career[edit]

Like his younger brother Mukhriz, Mokhzani is a businessman and had played an active role in United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), and at one time serving as the Youth's Wing treasurer.[2][3] As of 2006, Mokhzani was an UMNO delegate of one of the constituencies in Kedah,[4] but has since lain dormant in his political activities. In May 2008, he followed his father's footsteps to quit UMNO,[5] after 22 years as a member of the Sungai Layar Hujung branch of UMNO.[6]

In June 2019, Mokhzani resigned from all positions in Opcom Group due to "personal reasons".[7]

Personal life[edit]

Mokhzani was born on 17 January 1961[citation needed], in Alor Setar, to Mahathir Mohamad, then a practicing doctor, and Siti Hasmah.

Mokhzani is currently married to Mastisa Mohamed, a businesswoman.[8] Together they have five children, and currently reside in Kuala Lumpur.[9]

Personal fortune[edit]

Mokhzani has been listed as the 14th richest person in Malaysia by Forbes Asia with an estimated net worth of US$685 million in 2012.[10] Mokhzani was also the chairman of the Sepang International Circuit.[11]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile Mokhzani Mahathir". Forbes.
  2. ^ Can Mahathir Run Malaysia Minus His "Alter Ego"?
  3. ^ Mahathir's Son Leaves Corporate World
  4. ^ Mahathir loses bid Archived 15 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Mokhzani quits Umno (Update 2) Archived 23 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Mokhzani ends 22-year ties with Umno Archived 24 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Mokhzani also stepped down from all positions in Opcom group". The Edge Markets. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  8. ^ Puan Sri Mastisa Mohamed
  9. ^ Mokhzani Mahathir on Forbes
  10. ^ "The 40 Richest Malaysians". Forbes.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  11. ^ Mokhzani tastes victory
  12. ^ a b "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia).

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