Singapore's Richest Man Advises: The 'Peace and Joy' of 'Jesus Christ,' It 'Sure Beats a Lot of Money'

Michael W. Chapman | July 25, 2019 | 1:08pm EDT
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Philip Ng. (Screenshot 

Singapore's richest man, Philip Ng, who with his brother Robert is worth $12.1 billion, said that his greatest treasure is the "peace and joy" of his faith in Jesus Christ, which he wishes "for everyone to have," and especially young people, reported

“What I've discovered is that all of us are broken,” Ng said in a video posted by one of his proteges, Matthew Yao, on Instagram. “We all have a missing piece, and for me, I discovered that the missing piece was God through Jesus Christ.”

Philip Ng and his brother run the Far East Organization, one of Asia's largest real estate groups. On its website, the company states, "Far East Organization is a Christian enterprise. We seek to be a community of love and a workplace of grace that welcomes Christians and non-Christians alike to work joyfully together."

Philip Ng and Matthew Yao. (Screenshot Instagram.)

In the video, Yao asks Ng, "To all the young people watching this, what do you think is the one piece of advice you'd give them?"

Ng responds by talking about "all of us being broken" and that the missing piece for him was Jesus Christ. He then says, "I was always in search for a better life, a better purpose, a better me, a better everything. I was just looking at all the wrong things, but when I realized there is no better me or better things without Jesus, then it all snapped into place."

"Maybe we have to look deeper," he said.  "I treasure [my faith] more than anything, so I just wish for everyone to have that peace and joy. It sure beats a lot of money and material things that you may have."

"It starts with accepting that you are broken and that there is a missing piece," he said. "And for me personally that missing piece is our lord, Jesus Christ."


Commenting on Philip Ng's remarks, Pastor Franklin Graham posted on Facebook, "Whether we are penniless or a multi-billionaire, the need of our souls is the same. The void in our lives cannot be filled with money, power, or even with the love of other people. It can only be met through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

He continued, "My father, Billy Graham said, 'Until you actually possess true peace with God, no one can describe its wonders to you.' What do you value more than anything else in your life?"


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