VICTOR LI, CHEUNG KONG: Can He Follow the $7.8 Billion Man?


Victor Li is the presumed heir to the business empire of his father, billionaire Li Ka-shing, but he hasn't lost his taste for construction sites. The Stanford-trained engineer occasionally slips away from his deputy chairman's office at Cheung Kong Holdings to schmooze with fellow engineers at half-built apartment blocks. He brings that hands-on spirit to Cheung Kong and sister company Hutchison Whampoa. In addition to property, Hong Kong's biggest conglomerate controls third-generation mobile-phone networks in Europe as well as the world's largest port operation. In Hong Kong, the Lis run telecom networks, supermarkets and pharmacies. Victor also won control of bankrupt...

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