Anant Asavabhokhin & family was born in Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand. Anant Asavabhokhin & family is #1660 in List Billionaires People In The World. The property baron was in the spotlight over his alleged role in a financial scandal linked to the Dhammakaya temple, north of Bangkok. Anant was reportedly summoned for questioning by the department of special investigation over land deals he entered into with the former chairman of a credit union, who is serving a prison term for embezzlement of funds. Anant, who didn't respond to requests for a comment, reportedly said that he was perplexed by the summons. He resigned from the chairmanship of four of his companies: Land & Houses, Quality Houses, LH Bank and Home Product Center. It was speculated that the Bank of Thailand may have forced his hand.