According to Forbes, Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary is one of the top ten richest Malaysians. He owns a variety of companies including the Malaysian Mining Corporation, a behemoth that has been awarded multiple, multi-billion dollar projects. He was recently awarded a 5G contract from the government, showing his political connections. 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.