10 Powerful Quotes From Hong Kong's Richest People
Forbes recently unveiled its Hong Kong’s Richest 2019 list. And while these billionaires' monetary wealth is certainly impressive, it's their knowledge and experience that are truly invaluable. We've compiled pearls of wisdom from 10 of Hong Kong's richest people below
Net worth: US$37.1 billion (HK$290.3 billion)
What he does: Prior to retiring last year, Li Ka-Shing was chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa for decades. Not one to forget his humble roots, Li is a dedicated philanthropist and set up the Li Ka Shing Foundation in 1980.
Knowledge and education can change a young person’s destiny, healthcare promotes and restores human dignity, and medical research makes possible new and better forms of care.—Li Ka-Shing
Net worth: US$30 billion (HK$235.4 billion)
What he does: Lee Shau-kee is the founder, chairman and managing director of Henderson Land Development, chairman of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company, vice-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties and a non-executive director of Hong Kong Ferry Holdings.
For those already successful, money can become a controlling factor in life and make you a slave to it. One way to avoid that; philanthropy.—Lee Shau-kee
Net worth: US$14.8 billion (HK$109.8 billion)
What he does: Lui Che-woo is founder, chairman and managing director of the K Wah Group, and chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group. He also launched the LUI Che-woo Prize for World Civilisation in 2015.
How not to fight with one another. How to help one another whenever someone is down; I want to remind society of how to do these simple things.—Lui Che-woo
Net worth: US$10.8 billion (HK$84.7 billion)
What he does: The former head of Wheelock & Company and its principal subsidiary, The Wharf Holdings, Peter Woo is the visionary behind the epic transformation of the iconic Murray Building, which he brilliantly transformed into a stunning five-star hotel, The Murray, Hong Kong.
Mentorship is critical for young people. Mentorship by others for my children is very high on my agenda.—Peter Woo
Net worth: US$9.5 billion (HK$74.5 billion)
What he does: A Yale graduate, Joseph Tsai is the co-founder and executive vice-chairman of the Alibaba Group and its second largest individual shareholder.
Technology companies today should think about how to solve problems, rather than how to connect the world and all those very large, philosophical questions. I think we are here to solve problems.—Joseph Tsai
Net worth: US$8.5 billion (HK$66.7 billion)
What he does: Non-executive chairman and a shareholder of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (owner of The Peninsula Hotels group), Michael Kadoorie is also chairman of CLP Holdings and oversees the Kadoorie Group.
Tradition means taking account of a wonderful history but remembering that everybody today looks to the future.—Michael Kadoorie
Net worth: US$4.8 billion (HK$37.6 billion)
My dad was a simple man. He said honesty, integrity and courage were the important things. He'd always stand by me when things got rough. You have to live by certain standards and stick by them.—Robert Miller
Net worth: US$4.6 billion (HK$36.1 billion)
What she does: Pansy Ho is group executive chairman and managing director of Shun Tak Holdings, and co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings.
I almost always have a strong passion about the things I do. I wouldn't say aggressive, but I am always trying very hard to make sure that things will succeed.—Pansy Ho
Net worth: US$4.6 billion (HK$36.1 billion)
What he does: The son of Li Ka-Shing, Richard Li is chairman of PCCW, Pacific Century Premium Developments and Pacific Century Regional Developments, chairman and CEO of Pacific Century Group, and executive chairman of HKT and HKT Management.
I want to create something like Sony. Not in terms of manufacturing products but creating something that is innovative, makes money, improves peoples' lives.—Richard Li
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—and chairman of Gale Well Group, which has a vast Hong Kong property portfolio. She has been involved with charities for more than 30 years, including APA, Caritas, Yan Chai Hospital, Red Cross and HKU’s medical school.
There is no such thing as always winning, I just gained more than I lost when I failed.—Rita Liu