World’s richest booze billionaires

5. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, Thailand

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Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is a property tycoon and drinks entrepreneur responsible for Chang beer.

Sirivadhanabhakdi teamed up with Carlsberg in 1991 as part of a joint venture to tap into Thailand’s growing beer market, which at the time was dominated by the Boon Rawd Brewery which made Singha beer. Three years later he launched his own beer Chang (Thai for ‘elephant’), which went on to take 60% of the local market share.

Worth: $9bn

Forbes rich list: #141

One Response to “World’s richest booze billionaires”

  1. Kacy Turner says:

    Wouldn’t Warren Buffet still make the list since he’s now owner of several American alcohol beverage distributors?

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