Asian subcontinent gave the world some of its most prolific business leaders and entrepreneurs. However, very few make it to the zenith of success fighting poverty and a myriad of barriers. One such visionary and leader is Li Ka Shing.Without a strong financial background or adequate education, he managed to become one of the top business leaders in the world.
With wealth amounting $ 31 billion, Li Ka-shing is the 11th Richest Person worldwide and Asia’s Richest Person. Through the Cheung Kong Group and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, he runs a business empire that is spread in 54 countries. The latter belongs in the league of Fortune Global 500 Company. His business has diversified into sectors like cement production, real estate, banking and steel production.
Li Ka Shing’s early years were spent in the Coastal city of Chiu Chow in China. When he was a teenager, Li had fled to Hong Kong to evade war. After his father died of tuberculosis. Li dropped out of high school and found employment in a plastics trading company.