According to the latest ranking made in March 2013 by Forbes Magazine it’s shown that the richest man in Asia is the Hong Kong magnate Sir Li- Ka shing. With a tremendous fortune estimated at almost 31 billion US dollars , he occupies also the 8th place on the World’s Richest people. Born on 13 June 1928 in Guangdong Republic of China , Li-Ka shing started his early business life in 1950 when, after working 7 years in a plastic factory, he was able to built a small company that was manufacturing at low prices top quality plastic flowers. This is how , in only a few years a fortune was built , making him the number one supplier of plastic flowers in Asia.
Being forced to develop a construction site for his company , Sir Li-Ka Shing expanded his business on Real Estate domain after buying in 1967 large parcels of land around Hong Kong at low prices and selling them in the years to come when prices were high.At 85 years and with a Canadian citizenship , Sir Li-Ka shing is the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited , Husky Energy , Cheung Hong Holdings ; a remarkable philanthropist donating almost 1 billion US dollars for charity ; owner of the prestigious award Knight Commander Order of the British Empire and also the father of 2 sons : Victor and Richard Li.