Vanich Chaiyawan

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Vanich Chaiyawan
Born1931 (age 88–89)
OccupationChairman, Thai Life Insurance
Known for70% owner, Thai Life
Net worth$4.9 billion (November 2016)[1]

Vanich Chaiyawan (born 1931) is a Thai billionaire businessman, chairman of Thai Life Insurance, the second-largest life insurer in Thailand.

Early life[edit]

Vanich Chaiyawan was born in 1931.[1] He comes from a Thai Chinese family.[2]


Chaiyawan owns about 60% of Thai Life, which is now run by his son Chai Chaiyawan as president.[1] He also owns Thai Asia Pacific Brewery and Thai Credit Retail Bank.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with eight children and lives in Bangkok.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Vanich Chaiyawan". Forbes. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ Colpan, A.M.; Hikino, T.; Lincoln, J.R. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups. OUP Oxford. p. 250. ISBN 9780199552863. Retrieved 30 July 2017.