Rich List: Thai wealth on the steady rise

Thailand's billionaires are unfazed by the short-lived military coup, seeking more investment deals and strategic partnerships outside the country.

Rich List: Thai wealth on the steady rise
Dhanin Chearavanont

A military coup in Thailand last year imposed a degree of political stability but discouraged tourists unfamiliar with the frequency of the occurrence in the country’s history. Economic growth sank to only 0.7% in 2014, as hotel and entertainment and hotel revenues collapsed while exports struggled amid subdued global demand.

In this environment, tycoons who control companies that service domestic consumers fared best.

Ahead of the pack and sustaining his position on...

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