Lee Shin Cheng

About Lee Shin Cheng

Birth Day: June 03, 1939
Birth Place: Jeram, Malaysia, Malaysia
Citizenship: Malaysia
Traditional Chinese: 李深靜
Simplified Chinese: 李深静
TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu Pinyin: Transcriptions Standard Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin Li Shēnjìng Li Shēnjìng
Hanyu Pinyin: Li Shēnjìng

Lee Shin Cheng

Lee Shin Cheng was born on June 03, 1939 in Jeram, Malaysia, Malaysia. Lee Shin Cheng's IOI Corp. is the world leader in oleochemicals and one of the largest palm-oil-plantation companies in Malaysia. Elder son, Yeow Chor, is chief executive while younger son, Yeow Seng, leads the group's property arm, IOI Properties, which has a large footprint in China. Other children, all daughters, also work for his companies. Lee grew up on a rubber plantation where his father ran a Chinese food shop. At age 11 he left school in order to support his family and sold ice cream on a bicycle for 4 years before returning to finish high school.
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Popular As Lee Shin Cheng
Occupation Manufacturing
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 03, 1939 (Jeram, Malaysia, Malaysia)
Birthday June 03
Town/City Jeram, Malaysia, Malaysia
Nationality Malaysia

🌙 Zodiac

Lee Shin Cheng’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Lee Shin Cheng was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.

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Since 1998, Lee has provided scholarships and educational grants to outstanding young students via Yayasan Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin Cheng.


Lee was bestowed FIABCI Malaysia Property Man of the Year 2001 award. In February 2002, he was conferred an honorary doctorate degree in agriculture by Universiti Putra Malaysia in recognition of his contributions to the palm oil industry.


Twenty years later, Lee bought Dunlop Estate. In 2008, he recalled the happiest day of his life in an interview with the New Straits Times, saying, "My happiest day was in 1989 when I bought Dunlop Estate from Multi-Purpose Holdings Bhd. This was because during the late 1960s, I had applied for a job at Dunlop Estate but they did not employ me because I was not adequately qualified. If they had employed me, I would probably not have owned the entire asset of Dunlop Estate today. This purchase marked a significant milestone in my life".


Lee is Malaysia's 3rd richest and the world's 234th richest person. Forbes in 2009, put his net worth at US$3.2 billion.


Lee grew up northeast of Kuala Lumpur on a rubber plantation, where his Father ran a small Chinese food shop. He left school at the age of 11 to help support his family, selling ice cream on a bicycle for four years before returning to finish high school. He sought work with one oil palm plantation company for a supervisory job, but was turned down. The reason given—he didn't speak fluent English—important then because Europeans still owned most of the plantations. Lee, who was then only 22, was undeterred by Dunlop Estate's rejection. He went on to get a field supervisor's job with at another palm oil company.

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