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Lin Rong San

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Net worth 2018: $4.2 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Country: Taiwan
BirthDay: 27 May 1939
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: 28/11/2015
Children: 4
BIOGRAPHY

Lin Rong San was bornon 27 May 1939 in Taiwan. Lin Rong San, the founder of Taipei Times and Liberty Times newspapers, died in November 2015. Lin built his nearly $4 billion fortune (his net worth at the time of his passing) mostly from real estate and other investments in northern Taiwan. He also controlled the Union Bank of Taiwan, a medium-size lender. Lin's brother Lin Yu-lin is also a billionaire.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$2.3 Billion

2011

$2.8 Billion

2012

$2.8 Billion

2013

$4 Billion

2014

$4.2 Billion

2015

$4.2 Billion

2018

$4.2 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

Lin died at home in Taipei on 28 November 2015, from cardiopulmonary failure caused by a tumor

2010

Lin fell to eighth on the same list in 2010, then slid to tenth in 2011

2008

In June 2008, Forbes magazine ranked him as the seventh richest of Taiwan, with a net worth of US$2

2000

Lin was awarded the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon by Lee Teng-hui in 2000, followed by the Order of Propitious Clouds with Grand Cordon from Chen Shui-bian in 2008

1975

He won election to the Legislative Yuan in 1975, and was named Vice President of the Control Yuan in 1992, but stepped down to focus on the Liberty Times

1939

Lin Rong-san (Chinese: 林榮三; 27 May 1939 – 28 November 2015) was a Taiwanese politician, publisher and businessman

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