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2017 Thailand Top 50 Richest

The top 50 richest people in Thailand in 2017 have a combined estimated net worth of more than $162.59 billion, in the Forbes report released in 2018.

Brothers Chearavanont, who run Charoen Pokphand Group (Thailand largest private company), top the list with an estimated net worth of $30 billion. Chirathivat family, who controls Central group (Thailand biggest mall developer), are 2nd on the list with $21.2 billion. Chalerm Yoovidhya, who owns the largest stake of Red Bull (energy drink with highest market share in the world), is 3rd on the list with $21 billion.

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, who is the founder of Thai beverage and Chairman of TCC Group and Fraser Neave, and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Chairman of King Power Duty Free (Thailand’s largest duty free chain), rounded up the top 5 richest people in Thailand with $17.4 billion and $5.2 Billion respectively.


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Top 5 Richest in Thailand:

Rank Name Net Worth (USD) Age Source Company
1 Brothers Chearavanont $30 B food Charoen Pokphand Group
2 Chirathivat family $21.2 B retail Central Group
3 Chalerm Yoovidhya $21 B 67 energy drinks Red Bull
4 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi $17.4 B 74 drinks, real estate Thai Beverage, TCC Group, Fraser & Neave
5 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha $5.2 B 60 duty-free King Power

 

Thailand’s Richest Fast Facts:

The Richest: Brothers Chearavanont with $30 Billion, Charoen Pokphand Group (Thailand largest private company)

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Top 50 Total Net Worth: $162.59 Billion

The Average Age: 65.6 Years Old

The Oldest Age: 98 Years Old ($680 Million, Vichai Maleenont, BEC World – a broadcast and media company)

The Youngest Age: 33 Years Old ($600 Million, Itthipat Peeradechapan , Tao Kae Noi – the largest seaweed manufacturer in Thailand)

 

2017 Thailand Top 50 Richest:

Rank Name Net worth (USD) Age Source Company
1 Brothers Chearavanont $30 B food Charoen Pokphand Group
2 Chirathivat family $21.2 B retail Central Group
3 Chalerm Yoovidhya $21 B 67 energy drinks Red Bull
4 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi $17.4 B 74 drinks, real estate Thai Beverage, TCC Group, Fraser & Neave
5 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha $5.2 B 60 duty-free King Power
6 Krit Ratanarak $3.7 B 72 media, real estate Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company
7 Sarath Ratanavadi $3.4 B 52 energy Gulf Energy Development
8 Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth $3.35 B 85 hospitals Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Bangkok Airways
9 Aloke Lohia $3.3 B 59 petrochemicals Indorama Ventures PCL
10 Vanich Chaiyawan $3 B 86 insurance, beverages Thai Life Insurance
11 Santi Bhirombhakdi $2.4 B 71 beer Boon Rawd Brewery
12 Osathanugrah Family $2.3 B beverages Osotspa
13 Rit Thirakomen $2.2 B 66 restaurants MK Restaurant Group
14 Prachak Tangkaravakoon $2.1 B 74 paints TOA Paint
15 Supaluck Umpujh $2.05 B 63 retail The Mall Group
16 Chuchat & Daonapa Petaumpai $2 B 65 motorcycle loans Mungthai Leasing
17 William Heinecke $1.94 B 69 hotels Minor Corporation, Minor International
18 Somphote Ahunai $1.93 B 51 energy Energy Absolute
19 Thaksin Shinawatra $1.9 B 68 investments SC Asset
20 Wichai Thongtang $1.85 B 71 investments Bangkok Dusit
21 Harald Link $1.8 B 63 diversified B. Grimm Group
22 Prayudh Mahagitsiri $1.7 B 72 coffee, shipping Quality Coffee Products
23 Keeree Kanjanapas $1.65 B 67 transportation BTS Group Holdings
24 Thongma Vijitpongpun $1.55 B 60 real estate Pruksa Holding
25 Isara Vongkusolkit $1.5 B 70 sugar Mitl Phol Sugar
26 Chatri Sophonpanich $1.47 B 84 banking Bangkok Bank
27 Anant Asavabhokhin $1.45 B 67 real estate Land And Houses
28 Somporn Juangroongruangkit $1.3 B 67 auto parts Thai Summit Group
29 Banthoon Lamsam $1.2 B 65 banking Kasikorn Bank (Kbank)
30 Phornthep Phornprapha $1.15 B 69 auto Siam Motors Group
31 Chatchai Kaewbootta $1.1 B 66 auto loans Srisawad
32 Nishita Shah Federbush $1.06 B 38 shipping, pharmaceuticals GP Group, Precious Shipping, Mega Lifesciences
33 Pete Bodharamik $935 M 45 telecom Jasmine International
34 Surang Prempree $920 M 75 media Bangkok Broadcasting & TV
35 Sathien Setthasit $915 M 64 energy drinks Carabao Group
36 Witoon Suriyawanakul $910 M 60 retail Siam Global House
37 Jareeporn Jarukornsakul $820 M 50 logistics WHA
38 Boonchai Bencharongkul $800 M 64 telecom, tech Total Access Communications (DTAC)
39 Chalerm Harnphanich $730 M 65 hospitals Bangkok Chain Hospital
40 Suwin & Tanyapon Kraibhubes $715 M cosmetics Beauty Community
41 Viriyahbhun family $710 M insurance Viriyah Insurance
42 Kraisorn Chansiri $700 M 83 frozen food Thai Union Group
43 Worawit Weeraborwornpong $695 M 73 gas Siamgas & Petrochemicals
44 Vichai Maleenont $680 M 98 media BEC World
45 Sarawut Pornpatanaruk $675 M 41 cosmetics Do Day Dream
46 Praneetsilpa Vacharaphol $670 M 86 media Thai Rath
47 Winai Teawsomboonkij $665 M 55 food Thaifoods Group
48 Parphan Siriviriyakul $660 M 65 sugar Kaset Thai International Sugar
49 Nutchamai Thanombooncharoen $640 M 56 energy drinks Carabao Group
50 Itthipat Peeradechapan $600 M 33 snacks Tao Kae Noi

 

*Data 2nd May 2018

Source: Caproasia Institute, Forbes

 

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