Laiwa Chan

Founder and chairman

A well-known patroness of the arts, Chan’s love for classic Chinese furniture led her to set up the 20-bil­lion-yuan (S$4 billion) self-curated China Red San­dalwood Museum in 1999. The 73-year-old donates sandalwood pieces to museums worldwide to pro­mote cultural exchanges and education in Chinese culture and the arts.


Fu Wah International Group

Net worth:

US$6.2 Billion


Culture preservation, education