10 Richest People in New Zealand and How They Accumulated Their Wealth

8. Sir Douglas Myers

Net Worth $900 Million


Sir Douglas Myers made his wealth from being a very successful business tycoon. He used his extensive education as a graduate from both Cambridge and Harvard Business School to create an empire that earned him millions. He was MD, CEO and eventually chairman of Lion. He sold his 45% share holding to Kirin in 1998 which netted him $312 million and made Kirin Brewing Company the fourth largest brewing company in the world.

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