Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary

According to Forbes, Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary is the eighth richest Malaysian. He owns a variety of companies including the Malaysian Mining Corporation, a behemoth that has been awarded multiple, multi-billion dollar projects. He has established many humanitarian projects including rebuilding the lives of Afghan refugees, helping Pakistan’s tsunami victims, and establishing an AIDS hospital in Uganda. He also supports many educational foundations.

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