Ka-Shing Li


His no-frills lifestyle notwithstanding, Li is one of Asia’s most generous donors and has pledged a third of his assets to philanthropic projects. His Li Ka Shing Foundation — which he considers a “third son” — has donated US$14.5 billion since its inception in 1980, with 90 percent going towards education and medical services in the Greater China region.


Hutchison Whampoa

Net worth:

US$34.7 billion