The richest people in Singapore, ranked

Singapore's richest person, Zhang Yong, is worth $16.4 billion.

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Singapore’s richest person, Zhang Yong, is worth $16.4 billion.
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Singapore, one of the most expensive cities in the world, is home to an estimated 44 billionaires.

These ultra-wealthy individuals range from real-estate magnates and private investors to hot pot billionaires and even the cofounder of Facebook.

Singapore’s richest person is Zhang Yong, a 50-year-old restaurateur who’s worth $16.4 billion and chairs the popular Sichuan hot pot chain Haidilao, which has locations in China, the US, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, according to Forbes’ Real-Time Billionaires list. His wife, Shu Ping, the director of the company, is also on Singapore’s billionaires list, with a net worth of $3.3 billion.

Here are Singapore’s richest people, who are worth a combined $95.7 billion.


T15. Zhao Tao

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Tao is the chairman of Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals.
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Net worth: $2.0 billion

Age: 55

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals


T15. Sam Goi

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Goi owns Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing, the world’s largest maker of popiah skins, which are used to make spring rolls.
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Tee Yih Jia/Facebook

Net worth: $2.0 billion

Age: 72

Source of wealth: frozen foods


T15. Asok Kumar Hiranandani

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Hiranandani’s property company, Royal Group, owns hotels such as the So Softel Hotel in Singapore.
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Google Maps

Net worth: $2.0 billion

Age: 66

Source of wealth: real estate


14. Peter Lim

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Lim is a private investor focused on property, healthcare, and sports.
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Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Net worth: $2.1 billion

Age: 67

Source of wealth: investments


T12. Kuok Khoon Hong

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Kuok cofounded Wilmar in 1991, which is now one of the world’s largest palm oil producers.
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REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Net worth: $2.9 billion

Age: 71

Source of wealth: palm oil


T12. Richard Chandler

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The native New Zealander moved to Singapore in 2006, where he now runs Clermont Group, his personal investment fund.
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Google Maps

Net worth: $2.9 billion

Age: 61

Source of wealth: investments


11. Raj Kumar and Kishin RK

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Kumar and RK are Singapore’s leading landlords, with properties including the five-star Hotel Intercontinental.
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Net worth: $3.1 billion

Age: 66

Source of wealth: real estate


T9. Choo Chong Ngen

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Hotel tycoon Choo Chong Ngen founded the Hotel 81 budget hotel chain in Singapore.
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REUTERS/Loriene Perera

Net worth: $3.3 billion

Age: 67

Source of wealth: hotels


T9. Shu Ping

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Ping, the wife of Singapore’s richest man, Zhang Yong, is director and one of the founders of hot pot chain Haidilao.
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Mai Shangmin/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Net worth: $3.3 billion

Age: unknown

Source of wealth: restaurants


8. Jason Chang

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The corporate headquarters of ASE Group, the company Chang chairs, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Google Maps

Net worth: $3.4 billion

Age: 76

Source of wealth: electronics


7. Kwek Leng Beng

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Kwek is the chairman of Singapore’s Hong Leong Group and executive chairman of City Developments, one of the island’s largest property developers.
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Mike Pont/WireImage

Net worth: $3.7 billion

Age: 80

Source of wealth: real estate


6. Kwee brothers

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The four Kwee brothers own Pontiac Land, which owns luxury hotels and office towers across Singapore.
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Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images

Net worth: $6.5 billion

Age: unknown

Source of wealth: real estate


5. Wee Cho Yaw

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Wee Cho Yaw is the chairman emeritus of United Overseas Bank, Singapore’s third-largest lender, which was cofounded by his father.
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Reuters

Net worth: $7.1 billion

Age: 91

Source of wealth: banking


4. Goh Cheng Liang

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Goh holds a a 39% stake in Nippon Paint Holdings, the world’s fourth-largest paint manufacturer.
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REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Net worth: $10.5 billion

Age: 93

Source of wealth: paints


3. Robert and Philip Ng

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The Ng brothers control Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private landlord and developer.
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REUTERS/Loriene Perera

Net worth: $12.2 billion

Age: unknown

Source of wealth: real estate


2. Eduardo Saverin

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Saverin cofounded Facebook with Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg in 2004.
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ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Net worth: $12.3 billion

Age: 38

Source of wealth: Facebook


1. Zhang Yong

Singapore's richest person, Zhang Yong, is worth $16.4 billion.

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Yong is the founder of hot pot chain Haidilao.
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Mai Shangmin/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Net worth: $16.4 billion

Age: 50

Source of wealth: restaurants