OFFICIAL FORBES LIST: Top 10 Billionaires in Malaysia as at June 2019

7. Lim Kok Thay, USD$4.4bil (RM18bil)

As Genting chairman, Lim Kok Thay has fast expanded the group’s global footprint in the gaming sector. Resorts World Las Vegas is next. Plans for its movie-inspired theme park at Resorts World Genting collapsed in 2018 after a fallout with 20th Century Fox.

Genting sued for $1 billion. In 2018 Lim opened Resorts World Catskills, but the $1.2 billion casino-and-entertainment complex has struggled to lure visitors to upstate New York.

The setbacks come amid a family feud over the empire’s wealth and businesses, which include a palm-oil unit, that has been making local headlines.

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