Lee Shin Cheng Biography

Published On Jun 13, 2016
Facts of Lee Shin Cheng
Date of Birth: 1939 , June-3
Birth Nation: Malaysia
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Lee Shin is a married man and he is the father of six children but the name of his spouse and his married date has not been shared in the media. It is also unknown where they are divorced. All of his children are trained lawyers. There is no any information about his extra affairs.

As a child, Lee struggled financially. Though his father ran a small Chinese food shop, they had humble family background. To support his family financially, he dropped out from his school at the age of 11 and he began selling ice cream on a bicycle. During his teens, he applied for a supervisory job in one oil palm Plantation Company but he was not offered this job. He also applied for Dunlop Estate's but he also got rejected there. However, 20 years later he got revenge with Dunlop Estate as he bought Dunlop Estate. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary and his net worth is US$2.9 billion as of November 2014.

Lee Shin Cheng

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Born in Malaysia

1939

Lee Shin Cheng was born at the end of 1930s in Malaysia. He was raised in northeast of Kuala Lumpur on a rubber plantation. He was born and raised in a humble background and his father owner a small Chinese food shop. He is Malaysian.

Left his school

1950

As a child, Lee struggled financially. Though his father ran a small Chinese food shop, they had humble family background. To support his family financially, he dropped out from his school at the age of 11 and he began selling ice cream on a bicycle.

Applied for a job at Dunlop Estate

1961

During his teens, he applied for a supervisory job in one oil palm Plantation Company but he was not offered this job. He also applied for Dunlop Estate's but he also got rejected there. He was offered a job of supervisor at another palm oil company.

Bought Dunlop Estate

1989

Lee Shin Cheng is a business magnate from Malaysia. He is also popular for being an investor, and philanthropist. In the early 1960s, he was rejected from Dunlop Estate. However, 20 years later he got revenge with Dunlop Estate as he bought Dunlop Estate.

Won FIABCI Malaysia Property Man of the Year

2001

He is a business magnate from Malaysia and is mainly known for being an executive chairman of the IOI Corporation Berhad. In 2001, he was honored with the singular honor of FIABCI Malaysia Property Man of the Year.

Was conferred the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Agriculture

2002

He is an executive chairman of the IOI Corporation Berhad. IOI Group is a palm oil and real estate development giant in the world. For his contribution to the palm oil industry, he was honored by the Universiti Putra Malaysia with the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Agriculture.