Ananda Krishnan


Birthday April 1, 1938

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Malaysia

Age 85 years old

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Famous as the founder of Malaysia's Usaha Tegas investment holding company, he had a net worth of close to twelve billion dollars in the year 2011.

Before Fame

After earning his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Melbourne, he obtained his MBA from Harvard University.


In the 1990s, he purchased close to half of Malaysia's Maxis Communications mobile phone company.

Family Life

A practitioner of Hinduism and the child of Sri Lankan Tamil parents, he grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He later raised three children of his own.

Associated With

He and Singapore Airlines C.E.O. Cheong Kong are both prominent Malaysian-born business executives.