Lim Goh Tong was born in the village with a low economy crisis. In his childhood years, China was in a period of mayhem after the 1911 revolution. However, life for him was fairly protected in the village with basic survival needs. Then, he grew up peacefully and had the opportunity of studying in school. However, a crucial disaster struck and his father died when he was 16 years old. Lim Goh Tong was forced to leave school and his elder brother had to take over the heavy burden of taking care of his family’s economic needs along with him by working.

As China’s situation gradually became worse, Lim Goh Tong decided to take the courage in moving to Malaysia (known as Malaya at that time) along with his cousin, Lim Kheng Chong’s footsteps. He left China through Xia Men in the early February 1937 at the age of 19. Later on, he worked for his uncle as a carpenter in the first two years, and learnt the Malay language at the meantime. After gaining a few working experiences, he went on to become a building sub-contractor and completed his first job of building a two-storey school. Lim Goh Tong then returned to An Xi in 1940, however he went back to Malaya the next year. 


A man name called Tan Sri Dato Seri (Dr.) Lim Goh Tong has been continuously contributing a lot throughout his life by uprising Malaysia’s economic and tourism with his bright ideas and plans . Firstly, I want to show all of you how does he look like:


Next, I want to share some of his information about him:

Tan Sri Dato Seri (Dr.) Lim Goh Tong was a wealthy Malaysian Chinese businessman. Other than that, he is well known for his courage in transforming Genting Highlands from an unexplored hilltop into one of the first most successful and famous Casino resort in Malaysia. He was also once the 3rd richest man in Malaysia with a net worth estimated to be 4.2 billion USD. Moreover, it makes him the 204th richest person in the billionaire list.

  • FULL CHINESE NAME: 林梧桐 ( read as: Lin Wu Tong)
  • BORN: 1918 ( An Xi, Fu Jian, China)
  • DIED: 2007,at the age 88-89 ( Subang Jaya,Selangor, Malaysia)
  • OCCUPATION: The founder of Genting Highlands, Genting Groups and Star Cruises.
  • Net Worth: U$4.2 billion
  • Spouse: Lee Kee Hua
  • Siblings: 6
  • Children: Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (son)