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Thais billionaires shin up Forbes list of world’s richest

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Three Thai businessmen managed to maintain their positions in this year’s Forbes The World’s Billionaires list, despite many new entrants, particularly from Asia. The fortunes of all three Thai billionaires have improved over last year.

Ranked No 1 in Thailand for two years, with a net worth of US$6.5 billion (Bt197 billion), Charoen Pokphand Group’s Dhanin Chearavanont and his family are ranked 152nd in Forbes’ 25th annual ranking of the richest people in the world. Last year, net worth of $2.1 billion put him at 463rd.

Chaleo Yoovidhya is ranked 208th, unchanged from last year. However, his net worth rose from $4.1 billion to $5 billion.

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi takes 247th place with net worth of $4.3 billion. His net worth rose significantly from $2.9 billion last year, when he was ranked 342nd.

read more: The Nation

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