Published on June 7th, 2013 | by FM

Taib Mahmud is worth RM45 billion (The real richest man in Malaysia)

A Swiss based NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) estimated the assets of  that the Sarawak Chief Minister (Abdul Taib Mahmud)’s family has USD21 billion (RM64 billion)

This results was released last year September 2012

Taib himself has a net worth of USD 15 bilion (RM46 billion) which makes him Malaysia’s richest man, after the current richest man in paper Robert Kuok (net worth USD12.5 billon)

Taib’s family has been doing businesses in Malaysia and also some in other countries such as Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States and other countries as well.

NGO, BMF had estimated that the combined net worth of 20 Taib family members are close to USD 21 billion which is spread throught 400 companies nearly around 25 countries around the globe (all built through their near complete political and economic control of Sarawak – one of the poorest states in Malaysia – over three decades)

The list of Sarawak’s First Family (dated September 2012):


Taib’s Family Fortune in USD (dated September 2012):

1. Abdul Taib Mahmud (Sarawak CM)                        -   US$ 15 billion

2. Onn Mahmud (Brother)                                              -  US$ 2 billion

3. Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib (Son)                                  - US$ 1.5 billon

4. Jamilah Hamidah
Taib-Murray( Daughter)                                            -US$ 1 billion

5. Mohd   Tufail Mahmud (Brother)                             – US$ 600 million

6. Raziah Mahmud (Sister)                                             – US$ 500 million

7. Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree (Daughter)                - US$ 400 million

8. Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib (Son)                    - US$ 300 million

9. Abdul Hamed Sepawi (Cousin)                               – US$ 175 million

10. Arip Mahmud (Brother)                                        - US$ 100 million

11. Ibrahim Mahmud (Brother)                                 – US$ 20 million

12. Mohamad Ali Mahmud (Brother)                      - US$ 20 milion

13. Syed Ahmad Alwee-Alsree  (Son in law)         – US$ 20 million

14. Abdul Aziz Husain (Brother in law)                 – US$20 million

15. Richard Alexander John Curtis (Close associate) – US$20 million

16. Amar Hajar Fredahanum Mahmud (Sister)  - US$10 million

17. Zaleha Mahmud (Sister)                                       – US$ 10 million

18. Sean Patrick Murray (Son in law)                    - US$10 million

19. Robert Geneld (Brother in law)                           – US$ 10 millon

20. Aisah Zainab Mahmud (Sister)                         – unknown

The total family fortune                                            - US$21 billion

About the Author

The leading media company in Malaysia for the social age, intensely focused on delivering high quality original reporting, insights and viral contents.

Back to Top ↑