6. Lui Che Woo
Lui Che Woo, chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group, saw his wealth jump nearly 50% in 2016 thanks largely to recovering casino revenues.
In October 2016 his Lui Che Woo Prize, which focuses on promoting “mutual respect, mutual understanding and the coexistence of technology, innovation and love,” awarded $2.6 million to each of its first three laureates.
Estimated net-worth: $11.2B
7. Peter Woo
Peter Woo started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in 1972 after earning an MBA from Columbia University.
He met his future wife, Bessie, daughter of shipping tycoon Y.K. Pao, in New York, and in 1975 he joined her family business in Hong Kong.
Estimated net-worth: $9.8B
8. Yeung Kin-man
Yeung is the founder and chief executive of Biel Crystal Manufactory.
Lam Wai Ying, Yeung’s wife and Biel’s chairman, owns 49% of the business; Yeung holds 51%.
Biel is a supplier of smartphone touch screens to Apple that employs 100,000 people in mainland China.
Estimated net-worth: $8.3B
9. Walter Kwok
Since his ouster from the chairman’s seat at Sun Hung Kai Properties, Walter Kwok has been busy starting over with his own business, Empire Group Holdings.
Deals include buying $30 million in stock when Chinese conglomerate Legend Holdings went public and investing in China Jinmao, the developer controlled by Sinochem.
Estimated net-worth: $7 B
10. Michael Kadoorie
Michael Kadoorie chairs CLP Holdings, the publicly traded power company his family co-founded in 1901 and which now serves 80% of Hong Kong’s population.
Kadoorie is also chairman of The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, the global luxury chain that includes the Peninsula Hotels.
Estimated net-worth: $6.5 B