On February 24, 2022, Forbes released its annual list of the 50 richest people in Hong Kong. While Hong Kong’s economy was revived by 6.4 per cent last year with an uptick in exports and domestic consumption, stringent Covid-19 curbs seriously impacted the Hang Seng index, which declined 16 per cent in the past 12 months, according to the report. Such mixed circumstances had brought the combined wealth of the city’s 50 richest dropped slightly from US$331 billion to US$328 million, Forbes added.
This year, more than half of the listees saw an overall increase in their wealth. For the second consecutive year, Li Ka-shing tops the list with a value of US$36 million (approximately HK$280 million). Following him closely at second is Lee Shau-kee, founder of property development giant Henderson Land.
Read on to find out who else entered the top 10 on the list of Hong Kong’s richest. The full list can be viewed on Forbes here.
1. Li Ka-shing
Company: CK Hutchison Holdings
Net worth: US$36 billion
Retaining his title as the city's richest man for the second consecutive year, Li Ka-shing, also known as “superman” is worth US$36 billion. Although he stepped down as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings in May 2018, he still remains a senior advisor and is revered as one of the most influential and respected businessmen in Asia.