Known as a reclusive tycoon, Goh Cheng Liang is a Singaporean businessman with an estimated net worth of $8.2 billion as of September 2015 according to Forbes. He founded Nippon Paint Southeast Asia Group (Nipsea) in 1962 but he started his first paint store in 1955 where he became the main provider of Nippon Paint. The business has more than 50 factories and a 16,000 strong work force in 15 states with markets in China, Malaysia, India, and Vietnam. Goh has fostered his fortune when he increased his position to 39% in Nippon Paint Japan, which made him the single largest investor. Nippon has also increased its holding to 51% in the fast-growing joint venture, Nipsea Group. His son Hup Jin, who also revealed interest in obtaining Nippon, orchestrated the company ties in the past year. Goh Cheng Liang is a generous philanthropist through his Goh Foundation. A year ago, he donated $40 million to the National Cancer Center Singapore.