How Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha flourished amid Thailand's political turmoil

By On October 29, 2018

How Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha flourished amid Thailand's political turmoil

Thailand’s elite was mourning one of its own on Monday as Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City's owner and the Southeast Asian country’s seventh richest man, was confirmed to have died in a helicopter crash.

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha, 60, was a high-profile figure in Thailand’s sporting, business and political circles, after emerging from relative obscurity to win access to the exclusive club of well-connected Bangkok-based oligarchs who managed to amass their fortunes despite years of coups and political turmoil.

Born into a Thai-Chinese family, he struck gold by tapping into the duty free business on the cusp of Thailand’s tourist boom.

The ambitious Leicester owner’s success was then sealed...

Source: Google News Thailand | Netizen 24 Thailand

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