Goh Cheng Liang
Goh, 87, started his paint business in the 1949 after buying surplus stocks from the British after World War II. His big break came when he was given a chance to tie up with Nippon Paint of Japan. He gambled on a 60-40 joint venture and built the business to become the largest paint maker in Asia. Through the Wuthelam group, Goh is also invested in property, electronics and trading.