Forbes' 36th annual ranking of the world’s richest in 2022 saw a total of 2,668 billionaires on the list compared to the 2,755 featured last year. Despite the economic repercussions of the pandemic, war and other factors, a total of 236 newcomers made it into the billionaire’s list this year (257 fewer than the newcomers featured in last year’s list).
Meanwhile, the Malaysian newcomers to join the billionaires’ club this year are WTK Holdings Bhd director Wong Kie Chie, who ranks at #1818 with an estimated net worth of US$1.6 billion (approximately RM6.7 billion), and PMB Technology Bhd founder and CEO Koon Poh Ming, ranking #2190 on the list with an estimated net worth of US$1.3 billion (RM5.4 billion).
Read on to find out the 10 richest Malaysians on the Forbes’ list this year.
1. Tan Sri Robert Kuok
Topping the list again is Tan Sri Robert Kuok of the Kuok Group, with a net worth of US$11.7 billion (RM49.3 billion), down from last year's US$12.2 billion. The media shy billionaire also owns Kerry Properties, which recently won a land rights bid for properties in a top Shanghai district for US$2.1 billion in January 2022.