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Jho Low

Jho Low

Hong Kong

Finance and investments

Contemporary art; Impressionism; Modern art


Once called “the mystery man of the New York club scene” by the New York Post, Malaysian billionaire Jho Low has acquired a steady stream of income, the source of which has long been unknown. Low’s wealth and his use of it to buy New York real estate was the subject of a lengthy New York Times investigation in February 2015. He was long considered a major force in the art market, though his collection, like most other aspects of his life, remained mysterious. Prosecutors in Singapore and the United States of accused Low of using funds misappropriated from Malaysia’s 1MDB wealth fund to make purchases, and have moved to seize those assets; he has denied the allegations.