David Chow was born in Macau. Billionaires list following the listing of casino and hotel operator Macau Legend on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last year. Along with several Hong Kong-based billionaires, Chow has thrived from a visitor boom that has turned the former Portuguese colony into the world's top gambling mecca. Chow, Macau Legend's co-chairman and its CEO, is a former Macau legislator, and holds top posts in numerous Macau business groups. His mother Lam Fong Ngo, who sits on Macau Legend's board, is also now a billionaire.