Robert Kuok is an influential Malaysian Chinese businessman. According to Forbes his net worth is estimated to be around $14.7 billion on Feb 2012, making him the richest person in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. As of December 2012, According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Kuok has an estimated net worth of 17.3 billion making him the 40th richest person in the world.
SINGAPORE: PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), part of the empire of Malaysia’s richest man Robert Kuok (pic), has roped in Hwang Investment Management Bhd and Fortress Capital Asset Management as cornerstone investors for its Singapore listing, which sources close to the matter said could raise about US$400mil (RM1.31bil).
Robert Kuok, the Hong Kong-based Malaysian tycoon is still the richest man in Malaysia, with a wealth of RM54.48 billion from last year s RM46.1 billion, followed by businessman T. Ananda Krishnan and Public Bank's Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow
The children of Robert Kuok Hock Nien, Malaysia's richest man, are positioning themselves to grab a share of the tycoon's wealth.
When billionaire Robert Kuok introduced a luxury hotel brand in 1971, he named it Shangri-La, after the fictional utopia in which inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity.