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Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, also known as Vincent Tan. He
was born in February, 1952 at Batu Pahat, Johor. He graduated from an English
secondary school. He is one of the businessman and investor in Malaysia. Before
he started to his present business, he has been started up his business in
trade, silver car industry, insurance agent, and housing development. He
involved in various type of the industry and this has bring more advantage to
him in the future. As experience can give him more familiar in business
venture. He is the founder of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, a conglomerate listed
on the Malaysian stock exchange. It core businesses include consumer marketing
and direct selling, recreation development and telecommunication, property
investment and development, hotels and resorts,.

            He was unable to study
law oversea because his parents could not afford to pay for his education. As at
that moment, his father business was on the risk also. So he make his decision to
 work instead to help his family solve the
issue, he started to work as a clerk in a bank. He also looks for another job
at the same time, he started his part-time job at the American International
Assurance Company as an insurance agent. Finally
he was promoted to Senior Sales Manager within four years with his high ability
and talent. At that moment, Tan Sri Vincent Tan was just 23 years old and this
had given the people a force of example. To become successful person, we need to
give our great effort and determination to achieve the desired goal that we set
up. Without effort and strive for it, we are unable to achieve the goal so easily. As an
entrepreneur, proactive is a vital skill entrepreneur must own. A proactive
entrepreneur is aware of something changes, quickly thinking and take action in
perfect timing. They create their own environment, future and business.
Proactive let him worked hard to find out opportunity to develop his business. Tan Sri Vincent Tan is the first one of Malaysian who
brought in the McDonald’s franchise business into Malaysia in 1980s.

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            Tan Sri Vincent Tan has big turning
points in his life, which has helped him to be the successful man for today.
His first turning point to help him to be the successful man today is when he
saw magazine’s article which entitle “Hamburger Kingdom”. Tan Sri
Vincent Tan was attracted by the belief so he decided to chase his dream of
opening a McDonald’s franchise in Malaysia. To achieve the idea, he started to sent
the company some news report, proposal and article about fast food business, information
and  economic about Malaysia every week. At
first his application was rejected, but he does not give up easily and continue
to apply over and over again, till one day his application was approved. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent
Tan successfully grab the opportunity as the master franchise in McDonald. He
hold 51% of stake at that time. After do marketing survey about where to allocate
the McDonald shop. He make up decision to open the first McDonald shop at Jalan
Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The succession of McDonald do not satisfy Tan Sri
Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan so he continue to expand his business. Tan Sri Dato’
Seri Vincent Tan successfully buy a company name as Berjaya-Kawat with holding
37.8% of stake in 1982. And at that time he change the company name from
Berjaya Kawat to Berjaya Group. Nowadays, Berjaya Group are diversified in
various type of industry. Tan Sri Vincent Tan was brave to take risk as he knew
that if he was fear to give a try impossible he will be successful one day. Although
maybe you will be fail next time, but you can take this failure as an
experience to read in mind and remind yourself next time you won’t be repeat
the same failure again.  Tan Sri Vincent Tan with an
estimated worth of US$1.3 billion (RM4.2 billion) entered
the Forbes billionaire list in 2010. Tan’s success in the Malaysian business sector has
been proven that nothing is impossible in this land of opportunity even though
without advantage of higher education. Tan Sri Vincent Tan was a person that
create miracle in the business.          

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