Yeoh Tiong Lay

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Yeoh Tiong Lay
Yeoh Tiong Lay.jpg
Born18 December 1929
Died18 October 2017(2017-10-18) (aged 87)
OccupationChairman, YTL Corporation
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese杨忠礼
Traditional Chinese楊忠禮
Hanyu PinyinYáng Zhōnglǐ
Hokkien POJIûⁿ Tiong-lé

Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay (Chinese: 楊忠禮; 18 December 1929 – 18 October 2017) was a Malaysian business tycoon. He founded YTL Corporation,[1] Malaysia's largest conglomerate, with interests in construction, utilities, hotels, property development and technology.

YTL is based primarily in Malaysia but has extensive operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom, where it owns the utility Wessex Water.

Yeoh was one of the richest individuals in Malaysia; his family is estimated to have a net worth of US$2.96 billion as of October 2017.[2] Yeoh was honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan.

Yeoh died of a heart attack on 18 October 2017 at the age of 87.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. YTL Corporation
  2. "Yeoh Tiong Lay". Forbes. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  3. "Announcement of His Passing".