Surang Prempree

Owner

You could say TV has always been in this media mogul’s blood — her late mother Reywadee Thienprapart and late brother Chaicharn founded Bangkok Broadcasting & TV (BBTV). Prempree later became managing director of BBTV but was asked to leave in 2011. Not one to bow down so easily, she started producing TV shows for competitors Channel 3 and GMM Grammy through her production company Chan 25’s studios and production facilities. Prempree, 72, who owns the rights to the Thailand Miss Universe pageant, still has a stake in BBTV.

Company:

Chan 25 Co

Net worth:

US$1.4 billion