Executive chairman, 2018
Singapore's popiah king Sam Goi owes the bulk of his wealth to his privately held TYJ Foods, but has been busy this year acquiring stakes in other businesses including database provider Global Yellow Pages, mushroom supplier Yamada Green Resources and cocoa ingredient-maker JB Foods. He also added significantly to his long-time holding in semiconductor and components distributor Serial System, where he is now the second largest shareholder with a 12.48-percent stake and where his son, Goi Kok Neng, has joined the board as a non-executive director. In March, Goi raised $200 million from a rights issue of his Singapore-listed GSH Corporation, which went into a “war chest” to fund the expansion of his property interests in China. Goi is currently developing an industrial park in Tianjin and a marine eco-city in Zhangzhou. Forbes ranks Goi as Singapore's 11th richest person; his US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) net-worth placed him 882nd in Forbes 2013 list of the world's billionaires.
Company:Tee Yih Jia Group