Thursday July 29, 2010
No ordinary Jho
By WONG CHUN WAI, WONG SAI WAN and LESTER KONG
KUALA LUMPUR: International Man of Mystery Jho Low, who parties with Paris Hilton and is reputed to chalk up hefty bills for champagne, has finally come out to talk about himself and the life he lives.
In an exclusive interview with The Star, this 28-year-old multilingual Penangite, whose full name is Low Taek Jho, reveals for the first time:
> His Arab childhood friends and investors are actually the spenders, not him;
> How he made his first million when he was just 20 and the billions in deals he had strung together so far;
> The importance of going to the right schools;
> Setting up a portfolio worth billions that will go public in October;
> He parties with Hilton, Megan Fox, Jamie Foxx, Lindsay Lohan and Usher but claims that news reports about the parties are exaggerated.
> How he grew up in Penang and his present globe-trotting life covering Los Angeles, New York, London, St Tropez, Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur.