CP's Dhanin still the richest
- Published: 30 Aug 2012 at 09.04
- Online news:
Dhanin Chearavanont has retained his status as Thailand's richest man for the third year with an estimated net worth of US$9 billion (281.9 billion baht) in Forbes magazine's 2012 "Thailand 40 Richest" ranking.
The collective wealth of the 40 richest residents of Thailand was up by more than 20% for a second straight year. This growth is giving some of the country's super-rich the wherewithal to seek expansion in Southeast Asia and beyond, wrote Forbes contributor Tatiana Serafin.
Mr Dhanin, 73, is the chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, an agribusiness, retail and telecoms conglomerate that is also the oldest and largest foreign investor in China.
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