Choo Chong Ngen

Choo Chong Ngen

Owner, 2018

Having set up the Choo Chong Ngen Bursary Fund at the Nanyang Technological University with a S$2 million donation, the reclusive hotelier is now offering 12 bursaries to the Singapore Institute of Technology. Choo, 62, has in the past treated 1,000 senior citizens to an eight-course meal and donated $30,000 to cover food rations for 130 underprivileged families for a year.

Company:

Hotel 81

Net worth:

US$1.3 billion