1. Lee Shau Kee
Net Worth: $32.3 billion
Forbes Asia calls Lee Shau Kee Hong Kong’s wealthiest person. In 2021, his net worth is estimated at $32.3 billion. Lee runs many hotel chains, cafes, and internet services. However, his property conglomerate, Henderson Land Development, constitutes a major part of his wealth.
The two most noteworthy building projects developed by the Henderson Land Development include the International Commerce Center and the International Finance Center in Hong Kong.
Lee grew up as a poor man who could hardly afford to eat meat twice a month. Today, the world calls him “Hong Kong’s Buffett”. He also made huge profits through his stock investment endeavors in China.
In 1976, he founded his real estate development company, Henderson. Since then, the company earned him name and money. However, Lee also had to face a temporary downfall in 2019 after he shared his chairmanship with his sons, Peter and Martin.
Lee is an active businessman with multiple investment projects. For instance, he heads the Miramar Hotel and Investment, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company, and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. Moreover, he is a strong stakeholder of The Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Limited and the Bank of East Asia Limited.