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A Short Biography of Robert Kuok
casino blog
10 December 2010

This short biography of Robert Kuok follows his life story and describes how he rose from rags to riches.

Deep in the heart of Johor Bahru, Malaysia's capital city, on 6th December 1923 a woman gave birth to her third son. Little did she and her husband know at this time that their youngest son was to become the richest man in their part of the world.

The family, originally from Fujian in China, journeyed across Asia at the beginning of the 20th century and settled in Malaya.

Robert Kuok began his working life as an office junior, and after he graduated he worked at Mitsubishi for three years in their rice trading division. After his father died in 1948, the three siblings founded their first company, Kuok Bros Sdn Bhd.

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