As a nine-year-old, he had only one goal – to become the richest and most powerful man on earth. Yet, it was not driven by a desire to have a better life. For the young boy, it was so that he could take revenge on his parents.
Mr Jim Lim, now 36, grew up in an abusive and violent household. When he was four, his mother, a housewife, would strip him naked and throw him out into the common corridor of their one-room Housing Board flat in Boon Lay. His only comfort for the night was a thin mattress to sleep on.