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Unlike dad and mom
Calyn Yap | 31 Mar 2017 00:30

A RARE breed, these young entrepreneurs have decided not to join their parents in the family business, opting instead to start their own ventures. While the parents may be movers and shakers in the corporate scene, the bold and independent-minded offspring have chosen their own paths.

They may not be raking in millions or even billions like their tycoon parents, but their success depends on possessing similar entrepreneurial skills.

Most run relatively young companies in the same or different industries – notably in fashion, mobile technology, food & beverage and property development.

One common factor is that, like them, their businesses too are at the growth stage.

FocusM identifies 10 such individuals who are making waves in their respective industries. Names such as Anthony Tan (Grab), Benjamin Yong (BIG Group), Lim Boon Siong (Vista Laser), Lionel Leong (RHL Ventures) and Yen Kuok (Guiltless) are stamping their marks as did their famous parents.



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