Li’s father was a primacy school teacher in his home country and soon after his arrival in Hong Kong, he died of TB.
When Li was 12 years old, he quit school and started working as an apprentice in a factory which manufactured watch straps.
He wears an inexpensive Seiko watch and simple black dress shoes.
Having donated over $1.4 billion till date to charities, he has become one of the most generous philanthropists in Asia.
Li Ka Shing is one of the greatest empire builders in the world.