Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary

SYED MOKHTAR AL-BUKHARY 赛莫达

Chairman

Forced to drop out of school, the 62-year-old Malaysian billionaire has made education the heartbeat of his Albukhary Foundation, jointly funded by his income and his firm’s CSR programmes. Founded in 1996, the foundation donated almost 1.4 billion Malaysian ringgit (S$547 million) by June 2012 to fund a university, a scholarship programme and a museum among others.

Company:

MMC Corporation

Net worth:

US$2.9 billion