Name:

Lim Wee Chai

Date of Birth:

7th January 1958

Country of Birth:

Malaysia

Country of Residence:

Malaysia

Source of Wealth:

Rubber Gloves

Marrital Status:

Married

Children:

2

Lim Wee Chai Net Worth USD: $1,330,000,000 - $1,470,000,000

2020 Mean Estimate:

$1,400,000,000

Lim Wee Chai Biography

Lim Wee Chai studied physics at the University of Malaya, graduating in 1982 before going to Sul Ross State University in Texas to get a Masters in Business Administration. On returning to Malaysia, he along with his wife, founded Top Glove Corporation.

Starting with just one factory and production line Lim quickly guided the company to become what it is today. Ten years after the business started it was floated on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (the Bursa Malaysia) and the Singapore Exchange. It is now the largest manufacturer of gloves in the world, with over a quarter of the market share. It has 43 factories with almost 700 production lines producing 70.5 billion gloves annually.