08 Feb '12, 3am

Thai billionaire businessman behind seaweed brand TaoKaeNoi has movie made about his life

Thai billionaire businessman behind seaweed brand TaoKaeNoi has movie made about his life

HE LEFT college early and lost the chance to party with friends, enjoy the typical teenager's life and find love. But today, Mr Itthipat Kulapongvanich has amassed a fortune. His seaweed company TaoKaeNoi has a 70 per cent market share in Thailand in the crispy seaweed category, employs 2,000 people and earned 2 billion baht last year in sales, he told us. Now, he has his own "success movie", the way Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has in The Social Network. Called The Billionaire, the Thai movie, which opens here tomorrow, tells the inspiring story of how he went from being a computer gamer to creating his huge seaweed company when he was just 19. More in The New Paper on Wednesday (Feb 8).

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/content/his-billion-baht-baby

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