The beverage tycoon, who bought F&N, was behind a 10-year effort to restore murals in Bangkok’s oldest temple Wat Po. The 70-year-old also contributed to a US$30 million kidney research centre and has donated equipment and supplies to hospitals. He is involved in preserving classical masked dancing and reintroducing elephants to the wild.
Company:Thai Beverage and TCC Group
Net worth:US$11.3 billion