From opening epic hotels to owning some of Hong Kong's hottest property, these are the powerful Hong Kong women who made it onto Forbes' Hong Kong’s Richest 2019 list

Kwong Siu-hing

Net worth: US$15 billion (HK$117.7 billion)

What she does: The 90-year-old widow of Sun Hung Kai Properties co-founder, Kwok Tak-seng, served as the company’s chairman from 2008 until 2011 and remains the biggest stockholder with a solid 26.58% stake.

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Pansy Ho

Net worth: US$4.6 billion (HK$36.1 billion)

What she does:  Pansy Ho, daughter of Stanley Ho, is group executive chairman and managing director of Shun Tak Holdings, and co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings.

She had quite the year in 2018; she opened the highly anticipated MGM Cotai in Macau—a HK$27 billion development—and was also named Hong Kong’s richest woman. In October, the Tatler 500 lister was appointed by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation as a Tourism Ambassador, making her the first ever ambassador in the region. Oh, and she also purchased a mansion on The Peak for a cool HK$900 million. 

See also: Game Changer: Pansy Ho Steers Macau In A New Direction 

Angela Leong

Net worth: US$4.1 billion (HK$32.1 billion)

What she does: A member of the Macau Legislative Council, Angela Leong is co-chairman and an executive director of SJM Holdings. With casino magnate Stanley Ho—whom she met at a private ball and bonded with over a shared love for dancing—she has three sons and two daughters.

She is a former chairman of the Po Leung Kuk and holds a Bronze Bauhinia Star.

See also: A Look Back At Hong Kong's Grand Bauhinia Medal Awardees

Rita Liu

Net worth: US$4 billion (HK$31.3 billion)

What she does: Rita Liu is the co-founder with her late husband, Thomas Liu Lit-ching—with whom she was highschool sweethearts—and chairman of Gale Well Group. The group has a vast Hong Kong property portfolio that includes whole floors in Grand Millennium Plaza, Shun Tak Centre and Lippo Centre, as well as entire buildings such as Austin Plaza and China Insurance Group Building.  

She has been involved with charities for more than 30 years, including APA, Caritas, Yan Chai Hospital, Red Cross and HKU’s medical school.

Pollyanna Chu

Net worth: US$3.3 billion (HK$25.9 billion)

What she does:  Pollyanna Chu runs one of Hong Kong’s largest local brokerages, Kingston Financial, as CEO with her husband, Nicholas, as chairman. The company is named after their son.

She is also the chairman of Franck Muller Asia-Pacific. Pollyanna is a member of the National Committee of the CPPCC, and founder and permanent honorary chairman of the Chamber of HK Listed Companies.

Vivien Chen

Net worth: US$1.8 billion (HK$14.1 billion)

What she does: Vivien Chen is the youngest daughter of late billionaire Chen Din Hwa, who groomed her to take over the family business, Nan Fung Group—one of the largest business dynasties in Hong Kong. She fulfilled her role as chairman from 2009 until 2016, and remains an honorary chairman of the privately held group.

She is a mother of three, and her youngest daughter, Vanessa, is the group’s managing director; Vivien has no direct involvement in its day-to-day operations.

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