We know that some Singaporeans are already living an above-average standard of living. So, it can be said that their lives are guaranteed by the government. However, many of them are still trying and making businesses that make their wealth shake their heads.
Almost every year the international media always discuss the treasures of world tycoons who are in the business and investment world. The number is increasing day by day without knowing limits.
The names of the world’s richest people such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Carlos Slim have been on the list in recent years. One of the reasons is because they always record an increasing amount of cash.
However, it is rare for names from Southeast Asia, especially Singapore, to be included in the list.
So instead of being curious, let’s just look at the list of the 7 richest people in Singapore who have assets of tens to hundreds of trillions.
7. Kwee brothers – IDR 76 trillion
Quoting from Forbes , the 7th richest person in Singapore is the Kwee brothers. They are Kwee Liong Keng, Kwee Liong Tek, Kwee Liong Seen and Kwee Liong Phing.
One of the businesses that made the Kwee family rich was his business in the property sector, Pontiac Land. In addition, the Kwee brothers also own several hotels located in Singapore.
It was noted that the assets owned by the Kwee brothers reached Rp. 76 trillion.
6. Wee Cho Yaw – IDR 91 trillion
Then there is the richest person named Wee Cho Yaw who is the former chairman of United Overseas Bank in Singapore. His father, Wee Khiang Cheng, founded the company in 1935.
For information, this company is the third largest lending bank in the country. One of its biggest assets is 45 apartment units in The Nassim area, Singapore, which is famous for being exclusive.
With his career and wealth, Wee Cho Yaw has a total wealth estimated at IDR 91 trillion.
5. Khoo Family – IDR 95 trillion
Sitting in fifth place is the Khoo family, which is led by Khoo Teck Puat. However, this man died in 2004.
The source of the money generated by this family comes from the Goodwood Group’s hotel and boutique lodging business in London, England. In addition, the Khoo family also owns shares in the well-known bank Standard Chartered.
The total wealth of the Khoo family is estimated at Rp 95 trillion.
4. Kwek Leng Beng – Rp 108 trillion
Fourth, there is the richest person in Singapore, namely Kwek Leng Beng. His father was the founder of the Hong Leong Group which was founded in 1941.
In Hong Leong Group itself, Kwek Leng Beng is trusted to occupy the position of executive chairman . Outside of Singapore he also has valuable assets such as in China, the UK and Australia.
It was noted that Kwek Leng Beng’s total assets reached Rp 108 trillion.
3. Goh Cheng Liang – IDR 133 trillion
Then there is Goh Cheng Liang who is included in the list of the richest people in Singapore number 3.
One source of his wealth is his 39 percent stake in a Japanese wall paint company, Nippon Paint.
Nippon Paint is the fourth largest paint company in the world. No wonder Hog Cheng Liang’s total wealth has touched the current figure of Rp. 133 trillion.
2. Eduardo Saverin – IDR 157 trillion
In the runner-up position, the richest person in Singapore is Eduardo Saverin, who was actually born in Brazil and then chose to settle in Singapore.
Eduardo Saverin is the co-founder of Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz. His total stake in the social media company is estimated at 2 percent.
Even though he is only 37 years old, Eduardo Saverin already has assets of Rp. 157 trillion.
1. Robert and Philip Ng – IDR 170 trillion
Who won the title of the richest people in Singapore are Robert and Philip Ng who have a business in the property sector. In the world alone they are both in position 112 on the list of the richest people.
The two men have considerable control over the Far East Organization, the largest real estate company in Singapore.
Their total wealth is predicted to reach IDR 170 trillion, you know!
So that’s the 7 richest people in Singapore who have a wealth of up to hundreds of trillions. It can be seen that some of the names above, their assets are still calculated collectively with their family members.