6) Vincent Tan
It’s safe to say that all Malaysians have visited a Vincent Tan owned business at some point. He heads conglomerate Berjaya Corporation. In fact, if you’re enjoying a McDonald’s meal today it’s because he brought in the franchise in 1980.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan is also known internationally, as the owner of English League club Cardiff City. Quite a big deal for someone who dropped out of school at the tender age of 16 to become a clerk.