What was the wealth of Abdul Taib Mahmud?

Abdul Taib Mahmud, who ruled the Malaysian state of Sarawak for more than three decades, retired in February with a family fortune estimated in the US$1 billion range.

How much money does the Taib family have?

BMF estimated the combined net worth of 20 Taib family members at close to US$21 billion, spread over 400 companies around the globe – all built through their near complete political and economic control of Sarawak – one of the poorest states in Malaysia – over three decades.

Who is the richest man in Malaysia Taib?

The wealth of Taib himself has been put at a whopping US$15 billion (RM46 billion), making him Malaysia’s richest man, outstripping tycoon Robert Kuok who has US$12.5 billion.

How did Taib timber mafia get their wealth?

BMF, which campaigns on environmental and indigenous issues in Sarawak, makes clear that this is a conservative estimate of the Chief Minister’s wealth, acquired through 30 years of systematic and documented plunder of Sarawak’s wealth and natural resources. The audit, which forms part of a report entitled “The Taib Timber Mafia.

Who is the ex wife of Tan Sri Taib?

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — The estranged ex-wife of Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib, son of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (picture), told the Syariah High Court today that her husband had fathered a child with his Australian mistress outside their rocky marriage some years ago.

When did Abdul Taib Mahmud’s wife Laila Die?

On 29 April 2009, Taib’s wife Laila died of cancer. She was buried at the Demak Jaya cemetery in Kuching the following day. On 3 June 2009, Taib’s four-year-old granddaughter Celestia Lulua Mahmud Abu Bekir died two days after slipping into the swimming pool at her home at Duta Nusantara Condominium in Kuala Lumpur.

How many brothers and sisters does Taib Mahmud have?

Taib Mahmud was born on 21 May 1936 at Kampung Sungei Merbau, Miri, Sarawak. He is the eldest child of Mahmud bin Haji Abang Yahya (father) and Hajjah Hamidah binti Yakub (mother). Taib has nine siblings namely Ibrahim, Onn, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Arip, Mohammad Tufail, Aisah Zainab, Roziah, Faridah Hanon and Zaleha.