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6 Real-Life Crazy Rich Asians (Of Malaysia) Under the Age of 30

BY Nisya Aziz

Updated 19 Oct 2018

Let’s face it, almost all of us (if not all) have daydreamed about being rich - the comfort of a luxurious lifestyle and that fat bank account!  While we’re dreaming about it, figuring out how to be more financially able and keeping our CTOS record clean, there are people who are already living the life of the rich and famous.

Whether they were born into this life or worked for it, meet the 6 crazy rich Malaysians under the age of 30.


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1. Dato Muhammad Saiful Muhamad Ali, 22

Young, dumb and broke doesn’t apply here. Saiful earned his ‘Dato’ title in 2015 when he became a recipient of the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang Award for his significant contribution to the country. According to a source, he owns businesses of a car wash, recording studio, scrap metal yard, convenience stores, and others.

He became a hit on the Malaysian social media in 2017 because of his lavish 21st birthday celebration, which involves a Rolls Royce, full escort, a private jet, high profile guests and performances. Lucky him!


2. Yi Ping Teo, 27

The daughter to one of Malaysia’s richest businessmen, Tan Sri Teo Chiang Hong, Yi Ping is not only rich because of her father, but she also took that opportunity to make a name on her own. She has worked in the field of communication, digital marketing and public relations across numerous global fashion and cosmetic companies.

Besides being one of the founders of a concept boutique called Recyclothes, she is also a fan of the active lifestyle. She is now the Marketing and PR Manager at FLYCYCLE, where she also became one of the trainers.


3. Meera Alyanna Muhkriz, 23

In 2017, Utusan Malaysia published an article titled "Meera Alyanna Mukhriz mewah bergaya bak selebriti" by featuring pictures of Tun Dr Mahathir's granddaughter on a sailboat. The local media also claimed that she was seen on a regular holiday worldwide and even had a boat, which was believed to be a gift from her father, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

That aside, Alyanna is still the people’s darling in Malaysia, who goes to Imperial College Business School. You can also see that she likes to take selfies with the grandfather on her Instagram.


4.Yen Kuok, 28

Life must’ve been wonderful to be a daughter of the richest man in Malaysia, right? That’s not really the case apparently. Although Yen Kuok (the youngest daughter of Robert Kuok) has been stereotyped as the spoiled rich heiress, she wasn’t handed everything on a silver platter.

With seven elder siblings and a noble family name to live up to, she has taken great strides to break free of the stereotypes that have been attached to her by carving out a name for herself. Involved in the fashion business since she was in college, she is now the founder of pre-loved fashion store - Guiltless.

5. Muhammad Shafieq Shazwan Zamros, 21

Better known as Afiq, his fame began when he joined a TV singing competition at the age of 11. Since then, he has been actively singing and acting in the local entertainment industry. Some of the work he’s done were Idola Kecil Cinderella Stories, Idola Kecil the Series, Dunia Eicak, Elly & Epit, Miss Kapten Cikgu Waiz and Teater Tun Mahathir.

Aside from his showbiz fame, he is also social media famous - one of the most followed young Malaysians on Instagram. More often than not, you can see him showcasing his overseas holiday trips, his cars and the chill life.


6. Sylvia Yin, 26

A passionate yogi and owner of the fashion curating mobile app, Shoppr, Sylvia was featured on the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list. She is one of those people who worked her way to success. To date, the app services over 10 countries including Korea, Italy, and France with over 500,000 products and over 3,000 eCommerce brands.  

With all the success she made at such a young age, she seems to live a simple life as seen on her social media - no wealth flaunted excessively, or it could be that she’s quite private about her fabulous life.


Do you know any other young crazy rich Malaysians? Don’t forget to share with us in the comment section.


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About the Author

Nisya Aziz

A storyteller at Finology, who drinks coffee like its water, Nisya enjoy bringing valuable, educational and entertaining content to others. When not busy crafting content, you’ll find her in the boulder gym or on stage, performing theatre shows.


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