Hong Kong’s Richest 2021: 10 Billionaires Who Topped The Forbes List
- Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing
- Lee Shau KeeLee Shau Kee
- Henry Cheng and familyHenry Cheng and family
- Yeung Kin-man and Lam Wai YingYeung Kin-man and Lam Wai Ying
- Lui Che Woo and familyLui Che Woo and family
- Lee Man TatLee Man Tat
- Peter WooPeter Woo
- Joseph LauJoseph Lau
- Kwong Siu-hingKwong Siu-hing
- Joseph TsaiJoseph Tsai
The newly released Hong Kong’s Richest 2021 by Forbes has unveiled that Li Ka-shing has reclaimed his title of the city’s richest man—see who else made the top 10 below:
On February 24, 2021, Forbes released its annual rich list for the city, detailing the who's who of the city's billionaires. With the world a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, although the total wealth of Hong Kong's richest rose overall, the report reveals that more than half of the 27 listees saw their fortunes decline this year––mainly down to much of Hong Kong's wealth being concentrated in real estate, a sector that has been hard hit by the pandemic.
Another direct result of Covid-19 sees Li Ka-shing reclaim his prime position as the city’s richest this year, after a year at number two in 2020, with a 20% jump in his fortune to $35.4 billion, thanks to his stake in Zoom. Read on to discover who else currently sits in the top 10 richest in Hong Kong.
Company: CK Hutchison Holdings
Net worth: US$35.4 billion
Reclaiming his title as the city's richest man after a year at number two, Li Ka-shing, also know as “superman” is worth US$35.4 billion. Revered as one of the most influential and respected businessmen in Asia, although he stepped down as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings in May 2018, he still remains senior advisor.
Lee Shau Kee
Company: Henderson Land Development
Net worth: US$30.5 billion
Though his wealth increased by 500 million since 2020, Lee Shau Kee has been toppled off the top spot for 2021. The 93 year old billionaire stepped down as chairman of Henderson Land Development in May 2019 and was replaced by his two sons, Peter Lee Ka-kit and Martin Lee Ka-shing, who took over as joint chairman and managing directors.
Henry Cheng and family
Company: Chow Tai Fook and New World Development
Net worth: US$22.1 billion
Henry Cheng succeeded his father, Cheng Yu-tung, as chairman of the family flagship firms Chow Tai Fook Jewellery and New World Development. His Harvard-educated children, Sonia and Adrian are the CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group and CEO and executive vice chairman of New World Development respectively.
Yeung Kin-man and Lam Wai Ying
Company: Biel Crystal Manufactory
Net worth: US$18.6 billion