2020 Forbes TSJC Heroes of Philanthropy

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Jeffrey Cheah, 74
Chairman, Sunway Group

MALAYSIA

Through his eponymous foundation, Jeffrey Cheah has donated almost $39 million to fund scholarships and educational causes since 2018. Cheah has also provided funding to public primary schools, giving a combined $2.5 million to SJKC Chee Wen in Selangor state and SJKC Gunong Hijau in Perak state, and another $6 million to schools around Malaysia. Cheah is founder and chairman of Sunway group, which has interests in 11 industries across the Asia-Pacific. Since 2009, he has gradually transferred his entire stake in Sunway Education Group – valued at more than $238 million – to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. – Danielle Keeton-Olsen

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