Hong Kong is one of the countries with the best economy in the world. Here are the top ten richest Billionaires in Hong Kong for the year 2017.
1. Li Ka-shing
Hong Kong’s richest person, Li Ka-shing is one of the most influential tycoons in Asia, with interests in everything from ports, utilities and telecom to real estate and retail.
His companies employ over 310,000 people in more than 50 nations.
Estimated net-worth: $30.2B
2. Lee Shau Kee
Lee grew up in a poor family that could only afford to eat fish or meat twice a month.
He cofounded property developer Sun Hung Ka with Kwok Tak-Seng, father of Hong Kong’s billioniare Kwok brothers.
He started Henderson Land Development in 1976; the property giant now makes up the bulk of his wealth.
Estimated net-worth: $23.6B
3. Cheng Family
Patriarch Cheng Yu-tung died in September at 91, but in 2012 he had installed eldest son Henry, 70, as chairman and executive director of family-controlled jeweler Chow Tai Fook and conglomerate New World Development.
Estimated net-worth: $17.9B
4. Joseph Lau
Property tycoon Lau transferred his 75% stake in Chinese Estates to his new wife and a son in March 2017, citing serious health issues.
In November 2016 he took out full page ads announcing his split with a former ex-girlfriend and a mother of his two children.
An avid art collector, he boasts pieces from Warhol, Gauguin and Hockney worth at least $1 billion.
Estimated net-worth: $15.5B
5. Thomas & Raymond Kwok
With Thomas, 65, sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2014 for bribery and eldest brother, Walter, striking off on his own, Raymond, 63, is now the sole chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties.
The Kwok brothers inherited the publicly traded company after the death of their father, Kwok Tak-seng, in 1990.
Most of its investments are in Hong Kong, such as the International Commerce Centre, the city’s tallest skyscraper, and the International Finance Centre.
Estimated net-worth: $14.4B