3 Hong Kong Tycoons Who Have Recently Retired
At 91 years old, Lee Shau-kee has stepped down from his long-time position as chairman and managing director of Henderson Land Development, one of the city’s largest property developers.
Did you know? Lee remains humble and incredibly generous—in 2015 when his seventh grandchild was born to his younger son, Martin, Lee famously handed out HK$15m in lai see money to staff and friends.
After 68 years in business, ranging from plastic flowers to property development, energy, telecoms and tech, Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing officially retired in May of last year.
The legendary businessman's charitable endeavours are just as remarkable as his commercial achievements—the former chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings has pledged one-third of his wealth to philanthropic projects.
Did you know? During WW2, Li was forced to leave school before he was 16 years old in order to support his family after his father passed away. Today, he is a benefactor of several schools around the world including in New Zealand and Israel.
Last year, the legendary Stanley Ho took a well-deserved retirement bow from his role as chairman of casino operator SJM Holdings. Also known as 'Godfather' and 'God of Gambling', he's most known for transforming Macau into the 'Las Vegas of the East'—as well as for his four wives and 17 children.
Did you know? Stanley Ho loves to dance—over the years, he has mastered the cha-cha, waltz, tango, ballroom and swing.
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