The 10 richest people in Singapore mainly made their wealth in traditional fields such as commodities and real estate, save for one social media dude. Find out more about them as well as a few fun facts.
Last updated 20 January 2015
What do paints and Facebook have in common? It made two people part of an exclusive group – the richest people in Singapore, according to a Forbes list released earlier this year. For some, it was a long trek to the top. For others, they got a bit of help from their families. However, despite their different backgrounds, all of them have two things in common – brilliant business sense and a nose for bargains.
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With the end of the year approaching, we delve into the history of the richest people in Singapore and found a few interesting nuggets of information. For example, did you know that one of them never actually went to school? Another who did go to school was quite the rebel in the classroom, so much so that the father had to pull him out lest he create even more trouble.
Discover all these fascinating facts and more in our infographic below.
UPDATE: According to Bloomberg, paint tycoon Goh Cheng Liang recently catapulted to the top 3, overtaking the former chairman of UOB Wee Cho Yaw.