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Wealth Hong Kong’s Richest 2021: 10 Billionaires Who Topped The Forbes List

Hong Kong’s Richest 2021: 10 Billionaires Who Topped The Forbes List

Hong Kong’s Richest 2021: 10 Billionaires Who Topped The Forbes List
We reveal Hong Kong's 10 richest men for 2021. (Photo: Unsplash)
By Annie Simpson
By Annie Simpson
February 25, 2021
The newly released Hong Kong’s Richest 2021 by Forbes has unveiled that Li Ka-shing has reclaimed his title of the city’s richest man—see who else made the top 10 below:

On February 24, 2021, Forbes released its annual rich list for the city, detailing the who's who of the city's billionaires. With the world a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, although the total wealth of Hong Kong's richest rose overall, the report reveals that more than half of the 27 listees saw their fortunes decline this year––mainly down to much of Hong Kong's wealth being concentrated in real estate, a sector that has been hard hit by the pandemic.

Another direct result of Covid-19 sees Li Ka-shing reclaim his prime position as the city’s richest this year, after a year at number two in 2020, with a 20% jump in his fortune to $35.4 billion, thanks to his stake in Zoom. Read on to discover who else currently sits in the top 10 richest in Hong Kong.

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1/10 Li Ka-shing

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - MARCH 16:  Li Ka-shing, chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. and CK Asset Holdings Ltd., attends a news conference to announce the 2017 Annual Results on March 16, 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Li Ka-shing, 90, announced his retirement from his companies today.  (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
Li Ka-shing (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)

Company: CK Hutchison Holdings
Net worth: US$35.4 billion

Reclaiming his title as the city's richest man after a year at number two, Li Ka-shing, also know as “superman” is worth US$35.4 billion. Revered as one of the most influential and respected businessmen in Asia, although he stepped down as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings in May 2018, he still remains senior advisor.

See also: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hong Kong Tycoon Li Ka-Shing

2/10 Lee Shau Kee

Chairman lee Shau-kee attends Henderson Land AGM at the Four Seasons Hotel in Central. 02JUN16 SCMP/ Bruce Yan
Lee Shau Kee (Photo: Getty Images)

Company: Henderson Land Development
Net worth: US$30.5 billion

Though his wealth increased by 500 million since 2020, Lee Shau Kee has been toppled off the top spot for 2021. The 93 year old billionaire stepped down as chairman of Henderson Land Development  in May 2019 and was replaced by his two sons, Peter Lee Ka-kit and Martin Lee Ka-shing, who took over as joint chairman and managing directors.

3/10 Henry Cheng and family

Adrian Cheng, CEO of New World Development and Founder of K11 Group (Photo: Olivier Yoan for Tatler Hong Kong)
Adrian Cheng, CEO of New World Development and Founder of K11 Group (Photo: Olivier Yoan for Tatler Hong Kong)

Company: Chow Tai Fook and New World Development
Net worth: US$22.1 billion

Henry Cheng succeeded his father, Cheng Yu-tung, as chairman of the family flagship firms Chow Tai Fook Jewellery and New World Development. His Harvard-educated children, Sonia and Adrian are the CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group and CEO and executive vice chairman of New World Development respectively.

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4/10 Yeung Kin-man and Lam Wai Ying

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (centre) officiates at the presentation ceremony of Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong and Industrialist of the Year Award 2016 organised by Federation of Hong Kong Industries in Wan Chai. Winner of Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong Simon Yeung Pui-sang (back row left 1), Executive Director and President of Comba Telecom Systems International Limited; Winner of Industrialist of the Year Award Yeung Kin-man (front row left 1), chief executive of Biel Crystal Manufac
Yeung Kin-man (front row left 1) (Photo: Getty Images)

Company: Biel Crystal Manufactory
Net worth: US$18.6 billion

5/10 Lui Che Woo and family

MACAU, CHINA - MAY 14: Dr Che-woo Lui attends an interview at the Banyan Tree hotel two days before the Galaxy Macau Grand Opening on Saturday May 14, 2011. (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images)
Dr Che-woo Lui (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images)

Company: Galaxy Entertainment Group
Net worth: US$17.8 billion

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6/10 Lee Man Tat

Charlie Lee Wai-chung, chairman of Lee Kum Kee sauces, poses for a picture at Chinese Culinary Institute in Pok Fu Lam. 28SEP16 SCMP / Jonathan Wong (Photo by Jonathan Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
Charlie Lee Wai-chung, the eldest son of Lee Man Tat and chairman of Lee Kum Kee sauces (Photo by Jonathan Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Company: LKK Group
Net worth: US$17.4 billion

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7/10 Peter Woo

Wharf (Holdings) Limited Chairman, Peter Woo Kwong-ching meets the media at the Wheelock House in Central. 28JUN17 SCMP / Xiaomei Chen (Photo by Xiaomei Chen/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
Peter Woo (Photo: Getty Images)

Company: Wheelock and Company Limited and Wharf Holdings Limited
Net worth: US$17 billion

See also: 6 Ways Peter Woo Completely Transformed The Murray, Hong Kong

8/10 Joseph Lau

Joseph Lau Luen-hung (Left), Chairman, CEO and Executive Director of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited and Lau Ming-wai (middle), Executive Director of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited attend Chinese Estates Holdings interim results announcement at Conrad Hotel, Admiralty. 03 August 2007 (Photo by May Tse/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
Joseph Lau Luen-hung (Photo by May Tse/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Company: Chinese Estates Holdings 
Net worth: US$13.5 billion

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9/10 Kwong Siu-hing

Raymond Kwok Ping-luen's mother Kwong Siu-hing, attend Seiyu New Identity Launch, pictured at New Town Plaza III, Shatin. 27 April 2008 (Photo by David Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
Kwong Siu-hing (Photo by David Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Company: Sun Hung Kai Properties
Net worth: US$13.4 billion

See also: Meet Hong Kong's Richest Women Of 2019

10/10 Joseph Tsai

Alibaba Group executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai briefs the media at the launching ceremony of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund - HK Entrepreneurs Fund at Island Shangri-La Hotel, Admiralty. 19NOV15 (Photo by Edward Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
Alibaba Group executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai briefs the media at the launching ceremony of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund - HK Entrepreneurs Fund at Island Shangri-La Hotel, Admiralty. 19NOV15 (Photo by Edward Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Company: Alibaba Group
Net worth: US$12.5 billion

See also: Joseph Tsai: From Alibaba Billionaire To Sports Investor

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