9. Kuok Khoon Hong
Networth: $2.5 Billion
Kuok Khoon Hong, the Singapore-based nephew of Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok oversees agribusiness giant Wilmar, which reported a 10% drop in revenues to $39 billion for 2015; net profits fell 9% to just over $1 billion, an 8-year low. The company, which he cofounded in 1991, formed 2 joint ventures in January with listed Singapore Foods, a unit of in-flight catering firm SAtS, to supply ?quality foods? to China. Wilmar is expanding in Vietnam; last year it formed a joint venture with Saigon Co-op to make sauces and condiments. In July it agreed to buy 45% of commodities firm Bunge’s oilseed-crushing operations in Vietnam.