Thaksin Shinawatra & family – #1092 Billionaires, #10 Thailand’s 50 Richest, #1103 The World’s Billionaires
Dubai in self-exile to avoid corruption charges. While some say his influence over younger sister Yingluck, Thailand’s embattled prime minister, is waning, he’s maintained a low-profile since political protests calling for her ouster broke out last November after her party tried to push an amnesty bill that would have allowed him to return. Ousted in a 2006 coup, Shinawatra managed to recover close to $1 billion of his $2.3 billion in frozen assets. He also owns a controlling stake of SC Asset, a real estate developer that Yingluck used to run.
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