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.