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Tan Sri

Yeoh Tiong Lay
楊忠禮
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Born 18 December 1929
Died 18 October 2017(2017-10-18) (aged 87)
Occupation Chairman, YTL Corporation
Children 7
Yeoh Tiong Lay
Simplified Chinese 杨忠礼
Traditional Chinese 楊忠禮
Transcriptions
Mandarin
- Hanyu Pinyin Yáng Zhōnglǐ
Min
- Hokkien POJ Iûⁿ Tiong-lé

Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay (Chinese: {{{1}}}; 18 December 1929 – 18 October 2017) was a Malaysian business tycoon. He founded YTL Corporation, Malaysia's largest conglomerate, with interests in construction, utilities, hotels, property development and technology.

YTL is based primarily in Malaysia but has extensive operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom, where it owns the utility Wessex Water.

Yeoh was one of the richest individuals in Malaysia; his family is estimated to have a net worth of US$2.96 billion as of October 2017. Yeoh was honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan.

Yeoh died of a heart attack on 18 October 2017 at the age of 87.

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