ip target image
You are currently browsing our site with content tailored to students in your country

Our cookies

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience with personalized content, relevant ads and enhanced functionalities. By allowing all you agree to the use of cookies as per the cookie policy and remember you can manage your preferences anytime.
The basics
Study abroad : Career Prospects

Richest people in Malaysia - Find out what they studied

share image

Dream of being rich and becoming a millionaire? Take a look at Malaysia’s richest people and find out what they studied.


Robert Kuok


An influential Chinese businessman, Robert Kuok’s net worth is estimated to be about $14.7 billion in 2012. He studied Bachelor Arts/Science in Raffles College and his education enabled him to build a multitude of businesses and fuelled his business interests; from sugarcane plantations and flour milling to finance and properties.  


Ananda Krishnan


Ananda Krishnan holds an MBA from Harvard University. Prior to that, he received his education from University of Melbourne where he completed his degree. He owns two of the biggest communications companies in Malaysia and has substantial shareholdership in Tanjong Plc. Ananda appreciates new technology discoveries, making him one of Malaysia’s richest and finest.


Lim Kok Thay


Armed with a civil engineering qualification from the University of London, Lim Kok Thay also attended the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. On a drive to go global, Lim Kok Thay’s Genting Group is pouring $4 billion into an unfinished project it took over in Las Vegas and plans to open next year.


Quek Leng Chan


Head of Hong Leong Group Malaysia, Quek Leng Chan is a qualified Barrister-at-law, graduating from Middle Temple UK. Just goes to show that one need not necessarily carve a career based on the area of qualification.


Lee Shin Cheng


Lee Shin Cheng is a business magnate who is heavily involved in the plantation industry. Lee owns the biggest palm oil refinery in Europe. He has a honorary doctorate degree in Agriculture by Universiti Putra Malaysia, where he is recognised for his efforts in the palm oil industry. 


Start your search for degrees in business here. 

Want to check which program suits you the best?
Find out with our new "Course Matcher" tool!

Must read

article Img

Careers for humanities graduates

Perhaps you’ve finished your humanities degree and need some advice on finding a job. Maybe you’re thinking of applying to study a humanities course but want to know about the employment prospects. No matter what stage you’re at right now, we’re going to show you what types of careers are available for a humanities graduate so that you can feel well-informed. Although you don’t have to know exactly which profession you’d like to end up in, it’s helpful to learn

article Img

The post-study landscape for international students

When evaluating your study abroad options you’ve likely spent some time analysing what post-study opportunities and work options exist in various destinations. We know that this can be a deciding factor in choosing where you end up studying. Whether it’s the professional and career prospects for your chosen area of study or the chance to gain valuable experience and spend more time in a country, it’s important to know what’s on offer. We’ve investigated some of

article Img

Five traits every veterinarian needs

When deciding on your potential course of study, it’s always a good idea to consider your desired career path at the same time. Studying for a degree in veterinary medicine is a significant commitment with the end aim of a rewarding career as a veterinarian. While having an affinity for the subject matter is important, you’ll also need to check whether you have some of the key traits that would make you suitable for the job. We’ve turned our lens on veterinary