Nicknamed Superman, Li Ka-shing has long been revered as one of the most influential and respected businessmen in Asia. Li, who fled China at age 12 and worked in a watch factory to make ends meet, is perhaps one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories of all time.
For decades, Li, one of the richest people in Asia, has controlled a huge swath of Hong Kong, handling much of its port traffic, building many of its residences and having investments in everything from electric utilities to retail. His companies operate in more than 50 nations and employ 323,000. “Businesspeople in general shouldn’t have an overly narrow view of their industry,” he once told Forbes.Read More..