Yeoh Tiong Lay
|Tan Sri Dato' Seri|
Yeoh Tiong Lay
PSM SPMS SPDK KMN
18 December 1929|
Kampung Attap, Klang, Selangor, Federated Malay States
18 October 2017 (aged 87)|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Burial place||Nilai Memorial Park|
|Occupation||Chairman, YTL Corporation|
|Home town||Kuala Selangor, Selangor|
|Net worth||US$3 billion (October 2017)|
|Spouse(s)||Puan Sri Datin Seri Tan Kai Yong|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Yáng Zhōnglǐ|
|Hokkien POJ||Iûⁿ Tiong-lé|
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Yeoh Tiong Lay (Chinese: 楊忠禮; 18 December 1929 – 18 October 2017) was a Malaysian billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He founded YTL Corporation, Malaysia's largest conglomerate, with interests in construction, utilities, hotels, property development and technology. YTL is based primarily in Malaysia but has extensive operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom, where it owns the utility Wessex Water.
In December 2015, he was conferred the Order of the Brilliant Star by Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou in recognition of his contribution to the educational and cultural development of Taiwan.
Yeoh married Kai Yong in 1953 and they were married for 64 years.
He is the father of Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Dato Yeoh Soo Min, Dato Victor Yeoh Seok Kian, Dato Yeoh Seok Hong, Dato Sri Michael Yeoh, Dato Yeoh Soo Keng and Dato Mark Yeoh, all of whom are involved in the YTL Group and leading their own respective divisions. At the time of his death, he had 27 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
Involved with charitable societies in Malaysia, he lent financial support to various educational establishments throughout the nation; one of his most cherished being his involvement as chairman of Hin Hua High School, his alma mater.
He died on 18 October 2017.
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- YTL Corporation
- "King's College London - £7 million gift establishes Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law £7 million gift establishes Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law". www.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
- "Yeoh family donates RM8mil to charity - Nation | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
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