in Chaozhou in the Guangdong Province, China.
arrogance of Li's uncle with his immense wealth ignited
Li's determination to make a place for himself in the world.
largest operator of container terminals, world's largest
health and beauty retailer.
many Asian conglomerates (and Google), the Li Ka-shing group
is structured to retain disproportionate control without
incurring the cost of owning an equivalent economic interest.
of Asia's most generous philanthropists, donating over US$1
billion to date to charity and other various philanthropic
Li pledged to donate one-third of his fortune to charity
and philanthropic projects throughout the world -- a pledge
estimated at over US$10 billion.
referred to as "Superman" in Hong Kong.
a reputation for leading a no-frills lifestyle.
Victor Li, was kidnapped by the gangster Cheung Chi Keung
in 1996. Ransom was set at HK$1 billion. Li paid the ransom
and Cheung fled Hong Kong. Two years later, Cheung was involved
in another high-profile kidnapping of billionaire Walter
Kwok. Fleeing to the mainland, Cheung was immediately arrested,
accused of other crimes and executed in Guangzhou.