Li Ka-shing Net Worth In July 2011: $ 26 Billion (USD)
Li Ka-shing (July 29, 1928) is a wealthiest businessman from Hong Kong. He is the richest person of East Asian descent in the world and the eleventh richest person in the world.
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.
Mr Li Ka-Shing is not only the wealthiest person in Hong Kong, he was also ranked 16th in the world last year and has been voted the most powerful man in Asia. His reputation has earned him the nickname "Superman" in his native Hong Kong, but he is also a widely respected player in global business.Li is also regarded as one of Asia's most generous philanthropists, donating over US $1.41 billion to date to charity and other various philanthropic causes.
The 81-year old's empire started with a plastics factory in the 1950s before branching out into property development. Now CKI's sprawling interests include ports, telecoms, property and hotels, retail, and energy infrastructure. It is both the world's biggest container terminal operator and the largest health and beauty retailer.Li married Chong Yuet Ming, his first cousin and the daughter of his wealthy uncle.