NAME: MUHAMMAD HAKEEM BIN MUSLAN
CLASS: 3 AR-RAZI
SYED MOKHTAR AL-
Is the richest bumiputra corporate figure in Malaysia.
He has a net worth estimated to be US$2.90 billion.
Making him the 8th richest Malaysian.
• He was born at Alor Setar, Kedah in 1952.
• He is the third of seven children born into a
middle-low class of Hadhrami Arab ancestry.
•His father was a trader who had travelled to
Central Asia and Thailand in his youth before
settling down in Kedah during the 1940s.
When Syed Mokhtar was nine years old, he was sent
to Johor Bahru to live with his uncle Syed Omar where he
studied until Form 2.
After finishing school, he helped his father in breeding
cow business but only to see the business washed away
by foot and mouth disease. Nevertheless, he took over
the business and start over by selling meats. He then
move on to packaging the meats and start selling them
He started his business in Kedah in the 1990s
dealing in rice.
His business empire has grown into areas such as
plantation, property development, construction,
engineering, power generation, infrastructure and
He owns 51.8% share in Malaysian Mining
Corporation via his wholly owned company, Syarikat
seaport terminal (Johore) sdn bhd, a subsidiary company
Syarikat Indra Cita Sdn. Bhd. Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar and
Zainal Hatim personally owns SKS Ventures, which was
awarded the task of building the site for 2100MW coal-
fired power station at Tanjung Bin, Johor.
He has a 32% share in PERNAS through his own
company, Syarikat Ratu Jernih. Syarikat Perdana Padu
Sdn. Bhd. and Corak Kukuh Sdn. Bhd. Tan Sri Syed
Mokhtar and Zainal is one of the board members of
Syarikat Bina Puri Holdings Berhad, whereby, on his
own, he has 7.34% share.
Establish Al Bukhary foundation.
Build and renovate 20 mosque.
Build Muzium Kesenian Islam Malaysia.
"He never saw himself a rich
man because he is the
principle human servants of
Allah and Allah is self-
sufficient. All efforts, trials and
challenges since more than
40 years ago for him is God's
Providence and Providence is
shared with more than 67
thousand workforce.” -
Puan Sri Sharifah Zarah Al
Despite being a highly respected Tycoon, the properties
he owned humility never forgets and makes him grateful
for favours. In fact, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhari
cautioned to be careful with the grace that God gave.
"Sometimes that we can destroy us. We have to control
that favor not to damage us. Yayasan Al Bukhary became
a place to house the surpluses could damage ourselves,
". -Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al Bukhary
On 10 January 2008 or 1st Muharram 1429 Hijra he
was announced and awarded as "Tokoh Ma'al
Hijrah" by The Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
in recognition of his contribution to nation building.
I admire him because:
Although he is a millionaire, he never left his god.
His committed attitude by adopting high discipline and
gritty in each of his efforts up to fruition.
He likes to help orphans, poor people and senior
He has never denied his mother and his father.