China has so many billionaires. Out of them, a very few are self made. lee shau kee is one of them. He was once china’s second richest person. And still one of the wealthiest people in China. In 1948 he was one of the early pioneers of real estate industry. He was the founder of the famous real estate company Henderson land development. It is a listed property developer in Hong Kong came to public in 1981. The net worth of this company is 20.43 billion Hong Kong dollars. He was interested in properties like hotels, motels, restaurants, and internet services.
In 2014, Lee shaukee retired from his business and handed it to his sons. He wanted to focus in his work on philanthropy. He believed that quality education is an essential investment in one’s life. That is the only investment which will give a profit of multiple times and sometimes immeasurable. He created the lee shau kee foundation help people by providing scholarships, capital projects, post-secondary institutions, and innovative educational projects. He donated a major part of his earnings to this foundation. In 1982, he founded the Pei Hua Education Foundation to provide students an educational and training opportunity.
He donated 20 million Hong Kong dollars to the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture Lee ShauKee School of Creativity (HKSC). This Institute provides young students with a learning experience and an opportunity to fulfill their dream. He also cares about the farmers of China. He launched mainland China’s largest farmer training program at an expense of 330 millions in 2005.These are just some of the contribution of Lee Shaukee but his charity work didn’t ended there. It’s just the tip of an iceberg. With the help of Mr. Lee, Chinese government has been able to help a lot of people in China.