Dr Prasert Prasartthong-osot, the proprietor of the Bangkok Hospital chain, was voted the richest stock investor for 2016 with the value of his stocks worth 67 billion baht – the ranking that he has held for four consecutive years.
The rankings of Thailand’s rich stock investors were conducted jointly by the Finance and Banking magazine and the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy of Chulalongkorn University.
According to the December edition of the magazine, Dr Prasert’s wealth of stocks this year amounted to 67,244.71 million baht, an increase of 7.82 percent or 4,879.52 million baht from last year’s.
The stocks that Dr Prasert is holding are mostly in three companies: BDMS or Bangkok Hospital chain in which he holds 18.26 percent of the stakes or 61,680.46 million baht; 10.61 percent stakes in Bangkok Airline or 5.5 billion baht; and 0.79 percent stake or 61.64 million baht in Nonthavech hospital.
Ranked the 2nd is Keeree Kanjanapas, founder of BTS Group Holdings – the operator of Bangkok’s Sky Train system.
The total value of listed securities he owns was Bt29.35 billion, down by 8.88 per cent on year. In the third place was Thongma Vijitpongpun whose holding in Pruksa Real Estate was valued at Bt29.38 billion, down by 17 per cent.
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