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Ananda Krishnan

  • Malaysian businessman
  • Born 1938

Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan (Tamil: த. ஆனந்தகிருஷ்ணன்) (born 1 April 1938) is a Malaysian businessman and philanthropist, the Chairman of Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd and founder of Yu Cai Foundation (YCF). Nicknamed A.K., currently he is estimated to have a net worth of US$7.1 billion according to Forbes' latest annual list of wealthiest people, making him the third-wealthiest in Malaysia and number 217 in the world.Ananda Krishnan shuns public exposure and is known to maintain a low profile for a person of his stature.


I have heard some people say I have a low profile. Why should somebody be high profile, anyway? I am just doing my job.




In Asia, personal relationships are important, but you cannot personalise diplomacy.



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