But in the real world we of course call you an ignorant fool in the employ of a dying Communist dictatorship.....Never heard of him, he must be a nobody. He is probably not Chinese because I am an expert in China, they called me a "China Hand".
Here, dummy, learn about a CHINESE who is HONG KONG's BIGGEST TYCOON and THE RICHEST MAN IN ASIA!
This article is about the founder of Cheung Kong Holdings. For the vice-chairman of Henderson Land Development, see Martin Lee Ka Shing.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Lǐ).
Sir Ka-shing Li
GBM, KBE, JP
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Li Ka-shing in 2010
Born 13 June 1928 (age 85)
Chaozhou, Guangdong, Republic of China
Citizenship Hong Kong
Education School drop-out
Occupation Chairman of the Board of Cheung Kong Holdings, Hutchison Whampoa and Li Ka Shing Foundation
Net worth Increase US$31 billion (2012)
Spouse(s) Chong Yuet Ming (Deceased)
Children Victor Li
Awards Justice of the Peace (1981)
D. SSc (1995)
Simplified Chinese 李嘉&# 35802;
Traditional Chinese 李嘉&# 35488;
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Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE, JP (born 13 June 1928 in Chaozhou, China) is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is considered to be the richest person in Asia. As of March 2013, according to Forbes, he is the eighth richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of US $31 billion. He is the Chairman of the Board of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings as of 2008; through them, he is the world's largest operator of container terminals and the world's largest health and beauty retailer.
Considered one of the most powerful figures in Asia, Li was named "Asia's Most Powerful Man, Li Ka-Ching" by Asiaweek in 2001. His companies make up 15% of the market cap of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Forbes Magazine and the Forbes family honoured Li Ka-shing with the first ever "Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award" on 5 September 2006, in Singapore. In spite of his wealth, Li has cultivated a reputation for leading a no-frills lifestyle, and is known to wear simple black dress shoes and an inexpensive Seiko wristwatch, which is at odds with the house he owns in one of Hong Kong's most expensive precincts, Deep Water Bay in Hong Kong Island. Li is also regarded as one of Asia's most generous philanthropists, donating over US $1.41 billion to date to charity and other various philanthropic causes. Li is often referred to as "Superman" in Hong Kong because of his business prowess. Because of his wealth, he is regarded as a celebrity, and even has a wax statue in his likeness (the only non-artist to have one in Hong Kong). See: Li Ka-shing wax statue in Hong Kong
Li Ka-shing was born in Chaozhou in Guangdong province, China, in 1928 to Teochew descendants. Due to his father's death, he was forced to leave school before the age of 15 and found a job in a plastics trading company where he laboured 16 hours a day. By 1950 he was able to start his own company, Cheung Kong Industries. From manufacturing plastics, Li led and developed his company into a leading real estate investment company in Hong Kong that was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. Cheung Kong expanded by acquiring Hutchison Whampoa and Hongkong Electric Holdings Limited in 1979 and 1985 respectively.....