BirthdayOctober 06, 1923
Birthplace Johor Bahru,Malaysia
HoroscopeLibra
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  2. About

    Robert Kuok is a Malaysian Chinese billionaire businessman, known as the chairman of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Chain as well as the richest man in Malaysia. A number of listed companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore is controled by his Kuok Group. His business mainly focuses on sugar, palm oil, shipping to real estate. A big source of wealth is a stake in palm oil giant Wilmar International, which is run by nephew Kuok Khoon Hong, a Singapore billionaire. With net worth of 17.3 billion based on Bloomberg Billionaires Index in December 2012, he became the 40th richest person in the world. 

  3. Before fame

    He worked for the rice-trading department of Japanese industrial conglomerate Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha during the period 1942-1945. After that, he returned to his family's business in Johor. In 1949, together with his two brothers and a cousin Kuok Hock Chin, he founded Kuok Brothers Sdn Bhd, trading agricultural commodities. Ten year later, he cooperated with two prominent Japanese partners to established  Malayan Sugar Manufacturing Co. Bhd. His first Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore and the second, Kowloon Shangri-La, in Hong Kong was built in 1971 and 1977 respectively. 

  4. Related to

    He has eight children after experiencing two marriages. His nephew is Kuok Khoon Hong-a Singapore billionaire.

Businessman Robert Kuok born on 06 10 1923 in . Until now, Robert Kuok's age is 93 year old and have Libra constellation. Count down 345 days will come next birthday of Robert Kuok !