Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun
(born 1952; (); is the current owner of Cardiff City F.C.
and also is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Berjaya Corporation Berhad
, which controls a wide array of businesses which includes golfing, property, resorts, and gambling in a group known as the Berjaya Group
. He operates the second pay-TV service in Malaysia, MiTV
, that was launched in September 2005. In 2010 he entered the Forbes
billionaire billionaire list with an estimated worth of US$1.3 billion (RM4.2 billion).
Tan was born in 1952, in Batu Pahat
. He worked as a clerk and an insurance agent before going into business in the 1980s. In 1982 he purchased Malaysia's McDonald's
franchise and in 1985 he bought Sports Toto when the lottery agency was privatised by the government.Vincent Tan has had close links with Mahatir Mohamed and his family, the ex prime minister of Malaysia. Vincent Tan obtained the license of his lottery business from an untendered privatisation in 1985 (Studwell, Joe; Asian Godfathers, page 130, Grove Press, 2007)
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