Top 10 Richest People in Malaysia 2012

Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King

Asset: Estimated at RM 3.81 Billion
Company: Rimbunan Hijau Group

Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King

Tan Sri Datuk Sir Hiew-king Tiong is the Malaysian Chinese founder and chairman of the Rimbunan Hijau Group, a timber company founded in 1975. Its overseas timber operations in Papua New Guinea are the largest in that country. He also has interests in logging operations in Russia.

Tan Sri Datuk Tiong resides in Sibu, a town in Sarawak, of Borneo island that belongs to Malaysia. With a reported net worth of about US$1.2 billion in July 2012.

Tiong's Rimbunan Hijau Group also controls Sin Chew Jit Poh and Guang Ming Daily, two of the major Chinese national dailies in Malaysia, The National Daily in Papua New Guinea and Ming Pao Holdings Ltd in Hong Kong. He is forging a global Chinese publishing group with his Ming Pao Enterprises; Ming Pao newspaper is also available in San Francisco (no longer in business since Feb. 15, 2009), New York, Vancouver and Toronto.


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