Li Ka-shing Organization leader

Li ka shing

Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE, JP (born 13 June 1928 in Chaozhou, China) is a Hong Kong business magnate. He is the richest person of Asian descent in the world and the ninth richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of US $25.5 billion as of 2012. Presently, he is the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings; through them, he is the world's largest operator of container terminals and the world's largest health and beauty retailer. Considered one of the most powerful figures in Asia, Li was named "Asia's Most Powerful Man, Li Ka-Ching" by Asiaweek in 2001. His companies make up 15% of the market cap of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Forbes Magazine and the Forbes family honoured Li Ka-shing with the first ever "Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award" on 5 September 2006, in Singapore. In spite of his wealth, Li has cultivated a reputation for leading a no-frills lifestyle, and is known to wear simple black dress shoes and an inexpensive Seiko wristwatch, which is at odds with the house he owns in one of Hong Kong's most expensive precincts, Deep Water Bay in Hong Kong Island.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 29th, 1928
Nationality
Hong Kong,Canada
Ethnicity
Teochew
Places lived
Chaozhou , China
pop. 363,582 (2000)
Hong Kong
pop. 7,187,500 (2013)

Family

Spouse
Children

Member of order 1

Order name Title Member from
Legion of Honour

Employments

Company Founded Positions
Husky Energy
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas, Petroleum industry
1938
Official site
Hutchison Whampoa
Conglomerate
1863
Official site
Other people associated with Hutchison Whampoa

Organizations founded

1. Lia Ka Shing Foundation

Business Operation

Board members

Chair

2. Li Ka Shing Foundation

Organization

Date funded

1980

Official web page

Wikiedia article

The Li Ka Shing Foundation is a Hong Kong-based charitable organization founded in 1980 by Hong Kong entrepreneur Li Ka-shing.

3. Horizons Ventures

Venture Investor

Wikiedia article

Horizons Ventures Limited is a venture capital firm based in Hong Kong with a focus on disruptive and technology-focused start-ups. Started in 2006, its start-ups are being spread around the world in 10 countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, Israel and China. The company has funded some of the more well-known technology innovations of the last decade, including Skype, Siri, Facebook, Waze, Summly, Spotify and more. Its portfolio now consists of over 40 companies around the globe. Horizons Ventures manages the private investment of Sir Li Ka-shing in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. Profits generated from the investment will contribute to his charity foundation Li Ka Shing Foundation, which dedicate to nurture a culture of giving, support reform initiatives in education and help advance medical research and services.

4. Cheung Kong Holdings

Conglomerate

Date funded

1950

Official web page

Headquarters

2 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wikiedia article

Cheung Kong Limited is the flagship of the Cheung Kong Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, and one of Hong Kong's leading multi-national conglomerates. The Chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings is Li Ka Shing, while his elder son, Victor Li, is Managing Director and Deputy Chairman. Cheung Kong Holdings is one of the largest developers of residential, office, retail, industrial and hotel properties in Hong Kong. With its long history of property development expertise and residential estates, Cheung Kong Holdings has built many of Hong Kong's most notable landmark buildings and complexes. Li Ka Shing founded Cheung Kong Industries in 1950s as a plastics manufacturer. Under his leadership, the company grew rapidly and eventually evolved into a property investment company. "Cheung Kong Limited" was established in 1971.

Board members

Chair

5. Shantou University

Colleges/University

Date funded

August 26th, 1981

Official web page

Lidership history

Xu Xiaohu
- President

Headquarters

243 Daxue Road, 515063 - Shantou, Guangdong Province

Location

Shantou, China

Wikiedia article

Shantou University,a key comprehensive university under the “Project 211” program in Guangdong Province,was founded in 1981 with the approval of the State Council. As the only public university in the world that receives long-term funding from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, it is jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Li Ka Shing Foundation. STU is located in Shantou, a city in Southeast China. Surrounded by mountain and water, the university campus is adorned by elegant and artistic buildings.

6. Cheung Kong Industries

Business Operation

Namesakes

1.Li Ka Shing Foundation

Organization
The Li Ka Shing Foundation is a Hong Kong-based charitable organization founded in 1980 by Hong Kong entrepreneur Li Ka-shing.
Founded Official website
1980

Wikipedia

Check Li Ka-shing on wikipedia.

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