|Birth Place||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia|
|Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary age||72 YEARS OLD|
|Occupation||Founder, Albukhary Group of Companies, Albukhary Foundation|
|Known for||Business, Philanthropy|
|Spouse(s)||Sharifah Zarah Albukhary|
Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary, a prominent Malaysian businessman, is estimated to have a net worth of $1.6 billion in 2023. Known for his diversified business ventures, AlBukhary has made significant contributions to Malaysia's economy. He has invested in various industries such as construction, energy, agriculture, and telecommunications, among others. AlBukhary's successful business strategies and entrepreneurial acumen have earned him recognition and respect within the business community. With his diverse portfolio and commitment to business excellence, it is no surprise that he has built an impressive net worth over the years.
Syed Mokhtar Albukhary was born on the 12th of December 1951, the third child of Syed Nor and Sharifah Rokiah in Kampung Hutan Keriang, Alor Setar Kedah. His family traces its roots to Central Asia.
In his biography, Syed Mokhtar stated that his philanthropic work began in earnest in 1976 when he pledged half of his salary to 15 under privileged families and the other half to his mother and siblings. 20 years later In 1996, he founded the Albukhary Foundation and remains to be its primary benefactor.
The museum was founded in 1998 and is located within Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Gardens. It houses more than ten thousand artefacts from across the Muslim world, as well as a library of Islamic art books. The museum has a total of 12 Galleries.
The Albukhary International University was founded in 2010 and is located within the Sharifah Rokiah Centre of Excellence. The University is housed within a purpose built campus and is spread over 30 hectares in Alor Setar.