Does the name Robert Kuok ring a bell to you? Well if you’re still wondering, the name mentioned belongs to the richest man in Malaysia, who also wears the title ‘Sugar King of Asia’. And oh, don’t be surprised when you hear that this renowned billionaire has an estimated RM40.8 billion of net worth. Yes, wow. We know.
Another thing we know, is that Robert Kuok’s children would probably be among the last people to complain about having pocket money concerns. Probably, but guess we’re wrong! Robert Kuok’s youngest daughter, Yen Kuok ever uttered the statement “My friends had more pocket money than me,” during an interview with Hong Kong media.
Don’t be too soon to assume though because in an article by social news network SAYS Malaysia, the young lady of the Kuok descendant mentioned that she’s had a no-nonsense upbringing and only received a moderate amount of pocket money when she went to school back then.
In fact, Yen Kuok has one foot planted in the marketplace seeing that in August last year, she’s successfully launched Guiltless, a fashion start up selling used designer brands on the internet. Yen is already making waves while her peers are jet-setting all around and across the globe.
According to Yen, her grandmother has a way of raising an independent granddaughter as herself. The elder member of the Kuok family set strict rules when advising her son that Yen should not be raised like a “princess” solely because she came from a wealthy family.
It is safe to say that even her father, Robert Kuok himself, unlike most Asian parents as we may know, had quite an unconventional approach to Yen’s education. His daughter scoring straight A’s was never his main concern.
“My father kept telling me that going to school us not only about studying and getting good grades, but instead, education is meant to expand one’s horizon,” Yen said according to SAYS Malaysia.
“My father had never forced me to get an A in my exams, and he said it doesn’t matter if I get a B.” said the young entrepreneur.
Speaking of entrepreneurship, Yen’s online consignment store, Guiltless is undeniably the first of its kind in Hong Kong to offer luxury goods at “pre-loved” prices, “with a first class retail experience,” she mentioned to Wundrful, an online platform that supports and advertises for people behind their respective brands.
Guiltless was officially launched in Hong Kong and Singapore in January 2016. Yen is undoubtedly a testimony of her generation and we have reasons to believe that Robert Kuok has successfully raised more than just the figures in his bank account.