Michael Kadoorie

Chairman

Knighted in 2005 for his charitable work in China, Nepal and Southeast Asia, Kadoorie, 72, manages the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation to alleviate poverty. In 2003 and 2013, he funded Phase 1 and the extension respectively of the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care, Research and Education at John Radcliffe Hospital, where he was treated after a 1998 car crash.

Company:

CLP Holdings and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

Net worth:

US$8.9 billion