29 July 2017
Following the publication of the richest people in Malaysia list who turned out to be all men, a question arose: where are the women?
In the list of the richest people in Malaysia, the first woman falls into 33rd place, following 32 listings of only men.
We decided to look the women up and find out a bit more about them. Between shareholders, property and everything in between, these women embody a wide variety of industries.
According to Focus Malaysia, the combined wealth of the top 25 richest women in Malaysia builds up to “RM9.5 bil in shares of Bursa-listed companies”.
That combination is a far cry from just Malaysia’s richest man, Robert Kuok, who’s worth US$11.4 billion (RM48.77 billion) alone.
9. Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree—RM309 mil
At 45-years-old, this prolific Sarawakian face is a mainstay in Borneo-related news on account of her being the daughter of Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
8. Yeoh Soo Min—RM320.77 Mil
A supporter of women, Yeoh Soo Min is a committee member of the Women for Women Association of Malaysia, and also chairman of the Women in Travel Industry.
Professionally, this 61-year-old joins the family business at YTL Corporation by heading accounting systems and finance.
7. Yeoh Soo Keng—RM323.99 Mil
Another face from the famous YTL Corporation, 55-year-old Yeoh Soo Keng has been the Executive Director of YTL e-Solutions Berhad since 2016.
6. Tan Kim Tee—Rm388.93 Mil
As a shareholder to Dialog Group Bhd, she’s a new entry into the list. Besides her wealth, not much is known about her, but Dialog Group has been enjoying some good news recently in regards to the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
5. Tan Kewi Yong—RM547.09 Mil
…Now 60, Kewi was appointed as the Director of Malton Berhad since 2002, and is also the Executive Director of Pavilion REIT Management Sdn Bhd, which holds the Manager of Pavilion Real Estate Investment Trust.
4. Raja Eleena Sultan Azlan Shah—RM587 Mil
As the fourth daughter of the Sultan of Perak, Raja Eleena was born with a silver spoon. She spent her schooling years in SMK Convent Bukit Nenas, and later, read Law in the University of London. Today, she is a senior partner at Raja Eleena Siew Ang & Associates.
As an advocate, solicitor and major shareholder of Gamuda, she utilises her legal experience and knowledge to benefit the Gamuda corporation.
3. Tan Kai Yong—RM1.03 Bil
Owning 5 million shares in the YTL Corporation, Tan Kai Yong is part of the large YTL family empire.
2. Chong Chook Yew—RM1.067 Bil
Graduating Columbia University in USA with a Teacher College Professional Diploma and a Master of Arts degree back in the 50s, this reclusive tycoon co-founded Selangor Properties Berhad with her husband.
1. Lim Kim Hua—RM2.17 Bil
At 88 years-old, Lim Kim Hua is the widow of Lim Goh Tong, the man behind the name Genting. Her husband Goh Tong used to note what a supportive wife she was, attending events with him.
21 March 2017
Check out these top 5 richest Malaysian women who earned their millions by being smart with their money!
1. Puan Sri Datin Chong Chook Yew
As the only woman to have made it on this year’s Forbes Malaysia’s Top 50 Richest list, Puan Sri Datin Chong Chook Yew has earned the number one spot on our list.
2. Vicky Teoh
Named Australia’s Richest Self-Made Woman, businesswoman Vicky Teoh is in fact, Malaysian-born and we’re including her in this list! Emigrating from Malaysia to Australia in 1986, Vicky and her husband went on to found TPG, a telecomm and IT company in Australia.
3. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh
Arguably the most internationally recognized Malaysian actress, former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh is quite the bankable movie star.
4. Ling Tan
This Malaysian beauty has walked the runways of major fashion shows in London, Paris, and Milan; worked with designers such as Vera Wang, Chanel and Stella McCartney; as well as appear in numerous advertising campaigns.
5. Maya Karin
Aged just 36, Maya Karin is the youngest wealthy woman on our list. But it’s no surprise that this talented actress, singer, model and television personality, has over RM56 million to her name.
Our list is not exhaustive; in fact, there are many more local moneyed ladies that make Malaysia proud in more ways than one. Among them are singer Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza (RM69 million); actresses and models Amber Chia and Carmen Soo (RM20 million and RM16 million, respectively); and squash star Datuk Nicol David (RM1.4million).
Michelle Yeoh is said to be one of the 5 richest women in Malaysia and 3rd most powerful woman in the country.
Michelle Yeoh launches road safety campaign at Tenby International school
BY RAJA KHALIDATUL ASRIN – 15 APRIL 2016 @ 6:32 PM
IPOH: Local Bond girl Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh today launched a road safety campaign at Tenby International School here.
The Safe Steps global ambassador said it was important to have such programmes since Malaysia was ranked third in South East Asia for the highest number of road crash deaths.
As a Malaysian, she said she would use her popularity to help create awareness on road safety in the country. Yeoh said she had also raised the issue when visiting other countries.
“I have been to many third world countries for the road safety campaign.
“In one of the countries, they are so eager to build highways but there were no pedestrian bridges. I have pointed it out by asking how people would cross the highways,” she said when launching the campaign with Prudence Foundation executive director Marc Fancy.
TPG founder Vicky Teoh again tops the list of Australia’s richest women, whose wealth has been self-made.
Free Malaysia Today
Malaysian woman tops Aussie rich list
Husband and wife pair make fortune from telecommunications company
MELBOURNE: A Malaysian woman who emigrated to Australia and made a fortune in telecommunications has once again been named by Business Review Weekly magazine as Australia’s Richest Self-Made Woman.
Vicky Teoh, 57, who has a personal fortune estimated at A$938 million, and her husband, David Teoh, 58, emigrated from Malaysia in 1986 and founded TPG Telecom.
According to BRW, Vicky owns a big chunk of TPG shares in her own right and is also active in the family’s investments in start-ups such as online spectacles retailer Oscar Wylee.
The notoriously private Teohs’ fortune has almost doubled in the past year to A$2 billion (RM5.7 billion), up from A$1.06 billion (RM3.0 billion).
The BRW Rich Women list, published to celebrate International Women’s Day, highlights the 30 wealthiest self-made women in Australia.
Australia’s richest self-made women
PUBLISHED: 07 Mar 2013 00:05:00 | UPDATED: 07 Mar 2013 11:06:58
Internet entrepreneur Vicky Teoh has topped BRW’s inaugural Rich Women list, beating the likes of Nicole Kidman and Patricia Ilhan with estimated wealth of $390 million accrued through her work with TPG Telecom.
The list, published ahead of International Women’s Day, highlights the 30 richest self-made women in Australia. It excludes anyone who started with an inheritance from the previous generation, so Gina Rinehart is not on the list, for the same reason that James Packer did not make the BRW Young Rich.
According to BRW’s estimates, Rhonda Wyllie is Australia’s second richest woman, with an estimated $346 million earned through her work in the family property development business, Wyllie Group, where she is a non-executive director.
Actress Nicole Kidman and Patricia Ilhan, the widow of Crazy John’s founder John Ilhan, are next with an estimated $320 million each. In fifth place is Charlotte Vidor, who co-founded property development and hotel business Toga Group with her husband in the 1960s, with an estimated worth of $250 million.
The women on our list are mostly in property and plantations as well as in diversified groups such as Genting and YTL Corp. Our list features prominent women such as billionaire Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua, widow of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, who built the Genting empire. The other billionaires are Puan Sri Chook Yew Chong Wen, who co-founded and now runs Selangor Properties Bhd in her capacity as executive chairman, and Puan Sri Tan Kai Yong, wife of YTL founder Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay.
Thursday February 26, 2015 MYT 7:52:33 AM
Siti: I don’t have RM50mil in assets
Compiled by NURBAITI HAMDAN, TAN SIN CHOW and ARAVINTHAN RAJAANDRAN
DATUK Siti Nurhaliza has brushed aside talk that she is Malaysia’s third wealthiest woman with RM50mil in assets, Kosmo! reported.
The pop darling said she was shocked to hear the news as she “has not reached that level yet”.
“The report is untrue. I am not comfortable with it because it can raise security concerns,” she said of a website article that listed the five richest women in Malaysia.
Thursday February 26, 2015 MYT 9:47:12 PM
YTL’s Ruth Yeoh among Asia’s powerful businesswomen
SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s Ruth Yeoh of YTL Singapore was named among 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia by Forbes in its fourth annual Asia’s Power Businesswomen list.
Yeoh, 32, is also among 12 women in their late twenties to early forties identified as Women to Watch.
The executive director/director of YTL Singapore/YTL-SV Carbon (conglomerate) Singapore is the eldest of five children of Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Francis Yeoh.
She has been at the family company, YTL, with sales of US$6.3bil since 2005, championing its environmental agenda and raising awareness of climate change.
Top 5 Richest Women in Malaysia
1. Puan Seri Lee Kim Hua, widow of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, RM21.32 billion
2. Michelle Yeoh, $245 million
3. Siti Nurhaliza, RM50 million
4. Pauline Chai, seeking a divorce from Khoo Kay Peng, aski8ng for half of his RM2.3 billion fortune
5. Nicol Ann David, 2013 earnings RM1.4 million