The Restorer

Nguyen, Lan Anh
September 2008
Forbes Asia;9/1/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 14, p40
The article profiles Wong Fong Fui, one of the richest men in Singapore. Born from a poor family, Wong started to work as a rubber tapper at the age of 7. He educated himself by buying a dictionary and listening to English radio broadcast and later on admitted to secondary education after he wrote an essay about his early life as a rubber tapper. He studied overseas and went back to Singapore to establish his own chemical engineering outfit, which paved the way to his great success.


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