Cheong Fatt Tze (widely known as the "the Rockefeller of the East") was also a mandarin in the Manchu government. Born in 1840 in the Guangdong Province of South China, he was one of the several migrants to South East Asia and worked hard. After his marriage, he joined the work of his father-in-law and accumulated his own wealth through hard work and perseverance. Expanding in to Penang, he also built diplomatic ties with the British and the Dutch.
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