Friday, 24 February 2012

Tan pledges to donate half his wealth to charity

from Business Times
Born in Batu Pahat, Johor, Tan worked as a clerk and an insurance agent before going into business in the 1980s. In 1982, he bought McDonald's franchise for Malaysia and in 1985, he purchased Sports Toto when the lottery agency was privatised by the government. An avid scuba diver, Tan also supports nature's conservation and has promoted efforts to encourage the proliferation of corals and the cleaning up of beaches. As a measure of his philanthropy, at the inaugural Berjaya "Founder's Day" celebrations last year, Tan publicly pledged to donate half of his wealth to charity during his lifetime. By Goh Thean Eu

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