TITLE

Water Queen

AUTHOR(S)
Doebele, Justin
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;9/19/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features Olivia Lum, founder of the Hyflux water treatment company in Singapore and one of the richest women in Southeast Asia. The company has a $650 million market capitalization on the Singapore stock exchange with a revenue of $53 million in 2005. Lum was abandoned as a newborn at a hospital and adopted by a poverty-stricken widow who was a habitual gambler. She started distributing water-equipment treatment in a small office with two employees.
ACCESSION #
20957247

 

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