When Palm OIl was At Its Peak of Rm4,000 It created Many Billionaires now Palm oil is above Rm6,000 per ton will we see more Billionaires? Calvin Tan

April 8, 2022 By Calvin Tan Smart Investment

Dear Investors of i3 Forum

Malaysia’s richest man Robert Kuok  with Rm40 Billions built his wealth in commodities like sugar, flour and Palm Oil.

And that was when Palm oil peaked at Rm4,000 a ton

Another Palm oil Billionaire is Remisier King of Singapore Peter Lim who turned $10 Millions into $1.5 Billions

See the early days of Peter Lim

Peter Lim Edit Profile

also known as «King of the Remisiers»


a Singapore businessman and investor


In 1991, Mr. Lim invested US$10 million in Wilmar International, then a start-up palm oil company owned by Kuok Khoon Hong, a former client and friend of Mr. Lim’s – and the nephew of Malaysian businessman Robert Kuok (he now lives in Hong Kong), one of Asia’s best-known billionaires. Mr. Lim’s 5% stake in Wilmar was worth US$1.4 billion in March according to Forbes.

Lim became a stockbroker for mainly Indonesian clients. His successful returns earned him the nickname “Remisier King”. In 1996, he became a full time investor, investing $10 million in palm oil producer Wilmar International, now valued at $700 million. Lim is also the second-largest investor in fashion distributor FJ Benjamin. He then invested in logistics and the agri-business. Lim owns a series of Manchester United F.C. themed bars and clubs in Asia, which led to him bidding to take ownership of Liverpool F.C. in 2010, to expand the brand in Asia. In October 2010, he bought the entire share holdings from Dr. Cheng Wei Chen and family, founder of Thomson Medical Centre Limited, at a price of S$1.75 per share.

On 4 December 2012, Peter Lim formalised his venture with Malaysian state-owned UEM Land to build an integrated motorsports hub in Johor’s Iskandar region. The project, estimated to cost RM3.5 billion ($1.14 billion), is expected to be up and running by 2016. It will be operated and managed by Fastrack Autosports, majority-owned by him.


  • Mr. Lim is worth about United States$1.6 billion, according to Forbes magazine in March, which ranks him as the eighth richest man in Singapore.

    Over in Indonesia there are many more Palm Oil Billionaires

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    • Billionaires aren’t the only ones who have profited from Indonesia’s palm oil industry.
    • But a high proportion of the nation’s wealthiest citizens owe their fortunes at least in part to the production of the commodity.
    • It makes sense — Indonesia’s is the world’s top palm oil producer, and it is also one of the most unequal societies.

    Fourteen of the 32 Indonesian billionaires identified by Forbes magazine are palm oil tycoons, having accumulated their wealth at least in part through the industry.

    That includes six of the country’s 10 richest, and 12 of its wealthiest 20.

    They are Budi and Michael Hartono; Susilo Wonowidjojo; Anthony Salim; Eka Tjipta Widjaja; Chairul Tanjung; Murdaya Poo; Theodore Rachmat; Putera Sampoerna; Peter Sondakh; Sukanto Tanoto; Martua Sitorus; Ciliandra Fangiono; Prajogo Pangestu; and Bachtiar Karim.

    Almost all of these men established themselves as members of the Southeast Asian nation’s oligarchy during the 33-year reign of strongman President Suharto, who fell in 1998.

    During the palm oil boom of the 2000s, Indonesia surpassed Malaysia to become the world’s top producer of the commodity. So too did the number of Indonesia’s billionaires rise during the decade, from two to 11.

    The industry’s expansion has continued into the 2010s, driving economic growth but also crippling the archipelago country’s rainforests, fueling a land-grabbing epidemic and desiccating Indonesia’s vast peat swamp zones in such a way as to fuel the disastrous fires that each year blanket the region in a choking haze.

    Oil palm plantation in Riau, Sumatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.
    Mature oil palm trees in Riau, Indonesia’s top palm oil producing province. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

    The nation’s richest haven’t completely monopolized the spoils of palm oil, used in around half the goods one finds on supermarket shelves, from chocolate and cooking oil to soap and makeup.

    The industry is said to employ nearly 4 million people in Indonesia, although a substantial portion of them are day laborers who earn next to nothing.

    While the processing of crude palm oil into other chemicals happens in a few giant refineries held by conglomerates like Golden Agri-Resources (owner: Eka Tjipta Widjaja, $5.6bn), Wilmar International (Martua Sitorus, $1.44bn) and Musim Mas (Bachtiar Karim, $1.2bn), there are thousands of mills across the country that turn palm fruit into oil, not all of them corporate-owned.

    So too at the plantation level are there a number of smaller players, from local entrepreneurs who bankroll plantations to farmers who cultivate oil palm on their own land, typically selling the fruit to a middleman transporter who can bring it to a mill for processing.

    But the billionaires’ wild success perhaps speaks to modern Indonesia’s status as one of history’s most unequal societies. The country “represents a particularly extreme example of oligarchic dominance and distortion” in part because wealth “is unusually concentrated,” political scientist Jeffrey Winters wrote in 2012.

    Oil palm fruit on a plantation in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay
    Oil palm fruit on a plantation in Indonesia’s Aceh province. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

    Some of those on Forbes’ list are relative newcomers to the sector. That’s the case with Budi and Michael Hartono ($17.1bn) and Susilo Wonowidjojo ($7.1bn), each of whom made their fortunes in cigarettes before diversifying into palm oil.

    Others, though, have long been some of the industry’s biggest players. They include Anthony Salim ($5.7bn), whose father, Liem Soe Liong, was one of Suharto’s closest business associates; Sukanto Tanoto ($1.45bn), whose Asian Agri operates dozens of plantations, mills and refineries; and Ciliandra Fangiono ($1.4bn), whose First Resources is mired in what is arguably Indonesia’s highest-profile conflict between an agribusiness and an indigenous community.

    Below is a list of Indonesia’s palm oil billionaires, with the caveat that the figures provided are but an estimate of their wealth, much of which is likely to be held secretly. Widjaja, Salim, Tanoto and Prajogo Pangestu ($1.3bn), for example, were named by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in 2013 to have over 140 offshore companies between them, mostly in the British Virgin Islands.

    Budi and Michael Hartono (1, $17.1bn) – The brothers’ Djarum Group has expanded into oil palm via PT Hartono Plantations Indonesia, which presides over tens of thousands of hectares in Kalimantan.

    Susilo Wonowidjojo (2, $7.1bn) – His Makin Group presides over a total planted area of 140,000 hectares in Sumatra and Kalimantan, as well as 13 mills, according to the company’s website.

    Anthony Salim (3, $5.7bn) – The Salim Group conglomerate has a land bank spanning hundreds of thousands of hectares in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua. The country’s biggest food company, Indofood, is also part of the Salim Group and is a major palm oil user.

    Eka Tjipta Widjaja (4, $5.6bn) – Golden Agri-Resources is an arm of his Sinar Mas conglomerate, which also owns Asia Pulp & Paper, Indonesia’s biggest paper company.

    Chairul Tanjung (6, $4.9bn) – CT Agro is the agribusiness arm of CT Corp. Its website says it has 60,000 hectares of plantations in Kalimantan and plans to invest in mills and refineries.

    Murdaya Poo (9, $2.1bn) – His Central Cipta Murdaya Group is heavily involved in the agribusiness megaproject planned for Merauke district, Papua province. His wife, Siti Hartati Murdaya, was jailed for bribing the head of Buol district in South Sulawesi province in order to obtain a permit for an oil palm plantation there.

    Theodore Rachmat (11 ,$1.92bn) – His Triputra Agro Persada is one of Indonesia’s fastest-growing palm oil companies, with a land bank of around 300,000 hectares.

    Putera Sampoerna (12, $1.8bn) – Sampeorna Agro is another major palm oil producer. In August the company was ordered to pay $76 million over fires that burned across one of its concessions in Riau province in 2014.

    Peter Sondakh (14, $1.69bn) – His Rajawali conglomerate’s Eagle High Plantations owns plantations in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua, plus seven mills.

    Sukanto Tanoto (16, $1.45bn) – His Royal Golden Eagle conglomerate owns Asian Agri, one of the major palm oil refiners.

    Martua Sitorus (18, $1.44bn) – His Wilmar International is biggest palm oil processor. It owns a huge network of refineries, mills and plantations in Indonesia.

    Ciliandra Fangiono (20, $1.4bn) – His First Resources is one of the largest oil palm planters, especially in Kalimantan.

    Prajogo Pangestu (25, $1.3bn) – His Barito Pacific is a diversified conglomerate with oil palm plantations and mills in West Kalimantan.

    Bachtiar Karim (27, $1.2bn) – His Musim Mas is another major refiner.

    So we know So Many became Palm oil Billionaires when Cpo was highest at Rm4,000 a ton
    Recently, Cpo has spiked up to Rm6,000 to Rm7,000 per ton range
    Many Palm Oil Insider/Bosses are scooping up Palm Oil Shares
    One Very Prominent Stock is TSH RESOURCES
    Director Lim Fook Hin just bought another 500,000 shares of Tsh to make his holding 2 Million shares
    Director Tan Aik Yong already just bought a Hugh Block of 16 Million shares of TSH at average price of Rm1.64
    Dire Kelvin Tan has been buying and buying by the Hundreds of Millions to be Top Holder (after EPF Sold all)




2 Milion shares at Rm1.72 means Director Lim Fook Him owns Rm3.4 Millions Worth of Tsh now (already aged he put so much in TSH Resources and take so high risk? Unless he is very sure his retirement fund is secure

For Director Tan Aik Yong he Committed a Whopping Rm26 Millions on margin

Why? Unless he “Knows for sure” what he is doing is chun chun!


And Director Kelvin Tan Aik Pen has been relently buying up TSH Resources shares like no tommorow


Will these Millionaires also Turn into future Billionaires through TSH RESOURCES?

Yet to be seen

Meanwhile we happily follow them buy as much as we can afford

Tsh now Rm1.72

Short term target is Rm2.00 (very soon will reach there)

By year end we expect TSH to Reach Rm3.00 to Rm4.00 (historic high before bonus)

Longer term when over 94,000 Acres of Lands in Kutai (Nusatara) are all sold & unlock in value we expect TSH to reach Blue Chip Status of over Rm10.00

If in the far future like Full Development of Putrajaya (Now Nusantara) when 1 sq ft land reaches Rm50 psf

We  compute that TSH Can Reach the Astounding Figure of Rm150 per share (that means it will have overtaken Nestle) Of course it will take time

In any case let us SEE how Things Unfold yet ahead


Warmest regards

Calvin Tan


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