Thai billionaire Thananthorn Juangroongruangkit. Photo: AP

Everyone loves ‘Daddy’: forget Thaksin, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is the Thai junta’s new billionaire rival

  • The law is after him, the ladies call him “daddy”, and he’s running in Thailand’s elections promising a welfare state.
  • Meet millennial darling, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
Topic |   Thailand

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Thai billionaire Thananthorn Juangroongruangkit. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.