From pauper to billionaire - The story of the richest Asian, Li Ka-Shing



Richest Asian recently made another amazing step for the expansion of his empire after his company Hutchison Whampoa, bought second-largest mobile operator in the UK - O2. Hutchison already owns Three, and the acquisition of O2 became the largest mobile owner in Britain.

The story of this man, however, is very interesting:

When in 1940 China was at war with Japan, Li's family moved to Hong Kong, where he lives now. In 1941, Japan invaded Hong Kong and the father of Li died, and it forces nevrasniya, still under 16 youth to leave school and start working. 9 years later Shing opened its first factory that produces plastic flowers. In 1969 the factory started producing dolls GI Joe for export to the US market. Ten years later, in the wake of the economic boom in Hong Kong, Li bought Hutchison Whampoa. Currently the company employs over 250,000 people.

Is friends with some of the most influential people in the world, David Cameron, Bill Gates and others.

Li Ka-Shing not stop making donations, and one of them is for Oxford University, and National University of Hong Kong. Also, Hutchison, and has the third highest building in the city - Cheung Kong Centre, as the office of Li on the top floor.

Although incredibly great wealth Li says live "modest lives". He brings his hand clock for 30 pounds, but the house close to Hong Kong for 13 million pounds, which has shows us the other side of the coin.

Besides Hutchison and Cheung Kong, Shing owns a majority stake in the Canadian company Husky Energy.

Currently, Lee is ranked 20 out of the richest people on the planet, but he thinks that his wealth is underestimated by about 40%.but-hes-got-bigger-towers-too-cheung-kong-centre-right-is-the-third-tallest-building-in-hong-kong-and-owned-by-hutchison-whampoa-lis-office-is-at-the-top

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