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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.

 

Top 5 Richest in Thailand:

RankNameNet Worth (USD)AgeSourceCompany
1Brothers Chearavanont$30 BfoodCharoen Pokphand Group
2Chirathivat family$21.2 BretailCentral Group
3Chalerm Yoovidhya$21 B67energy drinksRed Bull
4Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi$17.4 B74drinks, real estateThai Beverage, TCC Group, Fraser & Neave
5Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha$5.2 B60duty-freeKing 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:

RankNameNet worth (USD)AgeSourceCompany
1Brothers Chearavanont$30 BfoodCharoen Pokphand Group
2Chirathivat family$21.2 BretailCentral Group
3Chalerm Yoovidhya$21 B67energy drinksRed Bull
4Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi$17.4 B74drinks, real estateThai Beverage, TCC Group, Fraser & Neave
5Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha$5.2 B60duty-freeKing Power
6Krit Ratanarak$3.7 B72media, real estateBangkok Broadcasting & Television Company
7Sarath Ratanavadi$3.4 B52energyGulf Energy Development
8Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth$3.35 B85hospitalsBangkok Dusit Medical Services, Bangkok Airways
9Aloke Lohia$3.3 B59petrochemicalsIndorama Ventures PCL
10Vanich Chaiyawan$3 B86insurance, beveragesThai Life Insurance
11Santi Bhirombhakdi$2.4 B71beerBoon Rawd Brewery
12Osathanugrah Family$2.3 BbeveragesOsotspa
13Rit Thirakomen$2.2 B66restaurantsMK Restaurant Group
14Prachak Tangkaravakoon$2.1 B74paintsTOA Paint
15Supaluck Umpujh$2.05 B63retailThe Mall Group
16Chuchat & Daonapa Petaumpai$2 B65motorcycle loansMungthai Leasing
17William Heinecke$1.94 B69hotelsMinor Corporation, Minor International
18Somphote Ahunai$1.93 B51energyEnergy Absolute
19Thaksin Shinawatra$1.9 B68investmentsSC Asset
20Wichai Thongtang$1.85 B71investmentsBangkok Dusit
21Harald Link$1.8 B63diversifiedB. Grimm Group
22Prayudh Mahagitsiri$1.7 B72coffee, shippingQuality Coffee Products
23Keeree Kanjanapas$1.65 B67transportationBTS Group Holdings
24Thongma Vijitpongpun$1.55 B60real estatePruksa Holding
25Isara Vongkusolkit$1.5 B70sugarMitl Phol Sugar
26Chatri Sophonpanich$1.47 B84bankingBangkok Bank
27Anant Asavabhokhin$1.45 B67real estateLand And Houses
28Somporn Juangroongruangkit$1.3 B67auto partsThai Summit Group
29Banthoon Lamsam$1.2 B65bankingKasikorn Bank (Kbank)
30Phornthep Phornprapha$1.15 B69autoSiam Motors Group
31Chatchai Kaewbootta$1.1 B66auto loansSrisawad
32Nishita Shah Federbush$1.06 B38shipping, pharmaceuticalsGP Group, Precious Shipping, Mega Lifesciences
33Pete Bodharamik$935 M45telecomJasmine International
34Surang Prempree$920 M75mediaBangkok Broadcasting & TV
35Sathien Setthasit$915 M64energy drinksCarabao Group
36Witoon Suriyawanakul$910 M60retailSiam Global House
37Jareeporn Jarukornsakul$820 M50logisticsWHA
38Boonchai Bencharongkul$800 M64telecom, techTotal Access Communications (DTAC)
39Chalerm Harnphanich$730 M65hospitalsBangkok Chain Hospital
40Suwin & Tanyapon Kraibhubes$715 McosmeticsBeauty Community
41Viriyahbhun family$710 MinsuranceViriyah Insurance
42Kraisorn Chansiri$700 M83frozen foodThai Union Group
43Worawit Weeraborwornpong$695 M73gasSiamgas & Petrochemicals
44Vichai Maleenont$680 M98mediaBEC World
45Sarawut Pornpatanaruk$675 M41cosmeticsDo Day Dream
46Praneetsilpa Vacharaphol$670 M86mediaThai Rath
47Winai Teawsomboonkij$665 M55foodThaifoods Group
48Parphan Siriviriyakul$660 M65sugarKaset Thai International Sugar
49Nutchamai Thanombooncharoen$640 M56energy drinksCarabao Group
50Itthipat Peeradechapan$600 M33snacksTao Kae Noi

 

*Data 2nd May 2018

Source: Caproasia Institute, Forbes

 

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