29th Jan 28
Born in: China
Marital status: Divorced
Owner, Henderson Land Development
Born Lee Shau-kee has an estimated net worth of $20.4 billion as of April 2014 according to Forbes.
Born in Guangdong in 1928, and settled in Hong Kong in his early years, Dr Lee Shau Kee is a self made man, who has been engaged in property development and other commercial business for 40 years. His wealth is incredibly substantial, especially with his humble beginnings as an employee with Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. Dr Lee is currently the second wealthiest person in Hong Kong and Greater China region with a net worth of $18.5 billion. He is Hong Kong’s largest real estate developers, and is the Founder Chairman and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a conglomerate with interests in hotels, restaurants, properties, and internet services. His substantial profits from his holdings of Mainland-controlled stocks have earned him the nickname of Hong Kong’s Warren Buffet. Dr Lee successfully builds up energy business through subsidiary, power provider Hong Kong and China, and has personal stakes in Petro China and China Shenhua, China’s government-controlled energy companies.
Multi Billionaire Dr Lee Shau Kee is also the key contributor towards the promotion of economic prosperity in Hong Kong, and his enthusiastic support has been instrumental to the cultural and educational development projects both in Hong Kong and overseas. Lee Shau got a savvy business mind, and is famous for advising investors’ correctly and even warns people not to invest in his own company, if he ever foresees any risk to their investment. Kee’s humble support to Chinese University of Hong Kong has benefitted in educating many Hong Kong citizens. Dr Lee through the Lee Shau Kee Foundation donates a considerable amount in philanthropic deeds.