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Li Ka Shing Biography : Hutchison Whampoa Chairman
Famous for : being East Asia's richest man and philanthropist
Shing details : Born - China 1928 Lives - Hong Kong

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Li Ka Shing is the wealthiest man in Hong Kong and East Asia. The Hong Kong billionaire started in the plastic-toy industry in the 50s and has moved into many other areas of business over the years, including telecommunications, shipping, financial services and real estate. Forbes business magazine estimated the wealth of Li Ka Shing to be $13 billion US dollars in 2005.

Li Ka Shing was born on the 13th of June, 1928 in the south eastern coastal city of Chiu Chow, China. After his family fled the war, Li's father passed away, leaving him to take responsibility for the family at just 12 years of age. Li Ka-Shing left school to work in a plastics factory to provide for his family, often working 16 hour days.

"The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind." Li Ka Shing Quote

Li Ka Shing's hard work paid off and he went on to start his own plastics manufacturing company called "Cheung Kong Industries". The company grew rapidly, expanding into real estate and eventually being listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited continued to grow through acquiring major companies like "Hutchison Whampoa Limited" and "Hongkong Electric Holdings Limited".

The Hong Kong entrepreneur's business holdings span more than forty countries and have interests in providing electricity, real estate development, retailing, shipping container terminals, and large investments. The value of Li's businesses (including Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa) account for more than 10% of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Li KaShing is the widowed father of two sons, Richard and Victor. Both sons play important roles in the business interests of their father, with Victor being the Managing Director and Deputy Chairman of "Cheung Kong" and the Deputy Chairman of "Hutchison Whampoa". While younger son Richard is the Chairman of the information technology company "PCCW", one of the leading IT and telecommunications companies in Asia.

Being a billionaire has allowed Li to be a generous philanthropist, setting up the "Li Ka Shing Foundation" in 1980 to create "a culture of giving".



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