Lee Shau-kee GBM (Chinese: 李兆基; born 7 March 1928 in Shunde, Guangdong, China) is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is a real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate with interests in property, hotels, restaurants and internet services. In 2019, aged 91, Lee stepped down as chairman and managing director of the company, in favour of two of his sons, Peter and Martin Lee. He retains a role as an executive director.
|Occupation||Founder and former long-time Chairman of Henderson Land Development|
ex-Chairman of Hong Kong and China Gas
ex-Chairman of Miramar Hotel
|Spouse(s)||Lau Wai-kuen (divorced)|
His personal wealth is estimated to be US$33.0 billion as of July 2021, making him the second wealthiest man in Hong Kong (behind Li Ka-shing), and the 43rd richest in the world. Before the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, he was the fourth-richest person in world.
Since 2006, Lee has accrued profits from his holdings of Mainland-controlled stocks. He is also known as "Uncle Four", one of the very few fourth-born children in the world to have become a multi-billionaire.
Lee is one of the main sponsors of the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, having donated more than HK$20 million through the Lee Shau Kee Foundation.
In 2015, Lee donated a site in Yuen Long to charity organisation Po Leung Kuk for it to develop Hong Kong's biggest youth hostel. Lee announced that the units would be leased to young people between the ages of 18 and 30 at half the market rate.
Other than public philanthropy, Lee has given his Henderson Land staff cash gifts to celebrate the birth of four of his grandchildren, in amounts totalling HK$60 million over a nine-year period.
- Founder, ex-Chairman and managing director, of Henderson Land Development
- ex-Chairman of Hong Kong and China Gas
- ex-Chairman of Miramar Hotel and Investment
- Vice-Chairman and independent non-executive director of Sun Hung Kai Properties
- Member of board of directors of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) and the Bank of East Asia
- Named as part of Peter Storrie's consortium to buy Portsmouth Football Club
- "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Lee Shau Kee". Bloomberg L.P. 25 June 2021.
- "Forbes Profile: Lee Shau Kee". 11 June 2021.
- Hong Kong second richest man Lee Shau Kee steps down as property company chair, AFP via HKFP, 28 May 2019
- "Real Time Billionaires". Forbes. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
- , South China Morning Post. Retrieved December 2015.
- HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity "Main sponsor / personMain sponsor / person" Archived 4 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 26 October 2010
- Dr Lee Shau Kee Donated HK$500M to HKU
- $400M Donation to Support HKUST’s Drive Towards World Class Excellence
-  Lee Shau Kee donates site to youth hostel
- "Hong Kong tycoon Lee Shau-kee hands out HK$15 million for birth of seventh grandchild". 6 October 2015.
- Dr Lee Shau Kee Donated HK$100 Million to Support HSMC’s Strategic Development, 2018-05-07 Retrieved 2018-05-26
- Names revealed behind Portsmouth chief Storrie's consortium, Tribal Football, 2009
- Top 10 richest Chinese in the world