Vincent Tan

Vincent Tan

Malaysian entrepreneur and investor
Country: Malaysia

  1. Biography of Vincent Tan
  2. Business Ventures
  3. Forbes Ranking
  4. Cardiff City Football Club
  5. Internet Ventures
  6. Personal Life and Interests

Biography of Vincent Tan

Vincent Tan is a Malaysian entrepreneur and investor who is known for his ownership of the social network Friendster and his role as a shareholder in Facebook. He controls his network projects through his internet company,

Vincent Tan

Business Ventures

Vincent Tan holds the position of chairman and CEO of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, a company specializing in real estate, resorts, golf, and gambling. In 1982, he purchased a franchise from McDonald's and later acquired the government-privatized lottery business, Sports Toto. He obtained a license to organize lotteries in 1985 without participating in a tender or competition. He also attempted to obtain a license for organizing sports betting but was unsuccessful.

Vincent Tan

Forbes Ranking

In 2010, Vincent Tan was included in Forbes' list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of around $1.3 billion. He debuted on the list at the 828th position, alongside eight other entrepreneurs from Malaysia. Some attribute Tan's success in the business world to his close connections with prominent Malaysian politicians.

Vincent Tan

Cardiff City Football Club

Vincent Tan is the owner of a controlling stake in the Welsh football club, Cardiff City Football Club, which competes in the Premier League. He pledged to provide approximately £25 million to support the team's stability in the league and expressed his intention to list his shares on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange to raise additional funds for his main business expansion.

Internet Ventures

Vincent Tan is the owner of several well-known internet projects. In addition to Friendster, he is also a shareholder in Facebook. These projects are controlled through his internet company,

Personal Life and Interests

Vincent Tan is married and, as of 2011, has 11 children. Despite golf being one of the main sources of income for Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Tan himself does not play or enjoy the sport. However, he respects sports in general and actively visits the gym and enjoys scuba diving.