Peter Lim Eng Hock
Lim’s philanthropy stretches beyond the SOF. Earlier this year he won the biggest libel payout in Singaporean history, and he doubled the Sing$220,000 award he received and donated it to educational charity.
Net worth: $1.8 billion
% annual income given to charity*: 13.23%
Peter Lim is a former stockbroker turned investor who derives his fortune from a 5% stake in palm oil giant Wilmar, started by former client Kuok Khoon Hong.He gives primarily to sports and education related causes, and started a $10 million scholarship fund under the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) to nurture local sports talents in 2010.