Nishita Shah, a Thai of Indian origin who is just 28 years old, has been named the 19th richest person in Thailand by Forbes Asia magazine. Shah, who is worth $375 million, is the biggest shareholder and director of dry-bulk shipper Precious Shipping, which was founded by her father. Chaleo Yoovidhya is once again at the top of the list. Chaleo, the maker of Red Bull, is worth $4 billion, up 14 percent from last year, thanks largely to strong global sales of the caffeine-stoked energy drinks. He was followed by Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, the founder of Thai Beverage, who is worth $3.9 billion.
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