10 Top Malaysian Tycoons Who Made It Without Graduating from University

2) Lee Shin Cheng

Today, Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin Cheng possesses an Honorary Degree from University Putra Malaysia for his success. Some sources mention that he quit school at 11 to support his family by selling ice-cream.

It is said he did so for four years before returning to school to complete his high school studies. Following this, it is uncertain what his next move was in terms of beginning his career, but as the head of IOI Corporation Berhad, it’s clear he made all the right moves.

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