Thursday, 21 May 2015

From Rags To Riches:12 Homegrown Self-Made Millionaires

Life was not a bed of roses for them but they’ve managed to rise to the top

You know what they say – when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. These inspiring individuals probably had less than a lemon to start with. They weren’t born with a silver spoon – in fact, all of them started from humble beginnings.

Here are 12 of our favourite real-life Horatio Alger tales:


1. Goh Cheng Liang, founder of Nippon Paint (Singapore)

2. Anastasia Liew, CEO of Bengawan Solo

3. Mohamed Abdul Jaleel, Founder and CEO of The MES (Mini Environment Service) Group

4. Olivia Lum, founder of Hyflux

5. Lim Hock Chee, founder of Sheng Siong Supermarket

6. Chong Phit Lian, CEO of Singbridge Holdings

7. Neo Kah Kiat, founder and chairman of Neo Group

8. Jennie Chua, CEO and President of Ascott Group

9. Eldwin Chua, CEO of Paradise Group

10. Merry Riana, founder of Merry Riana Organization

11. Patrick Liew, CEO and Chairman of HSR International Realtors (HSR)

12. Annie Gan, Founder and Managing Director of Jian Huang Group of Companies


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