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Gordon Wu

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Net worth 2018: $1.32 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Residence: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University
BIOGRAPHY

Gordon Wu was born in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Gordon Wu is #1703 in List Billionaires People In The World. Gordon Wu chairs Hopewell Holdings, one of Hong Kong's largest builders of roads, tunnels and bridges. The Princeton University-educated business icon also boasts extensive interests in southern China. Son Thomas Jefferson is the managing director and heir apparent.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2013

$1.4 Billion

2014

$1.1 Billion

2015

$1.25 Billion

2017

$1.1 Billion

2018

$1.32 Billion

TIMELINE
2010

At a meeting attended by then Vice President Xi Jinping in 2010, he stated,"A small number of people

2008

Wu also pledged US$100 million to the university, a sum he planned to make available for university use in 2008, on the occasion of his 50th reunion

2006

He completed this pledge, with the last payment in 2006/2007

2005

"In the run up to the December 2005 protest for democracy in Hong Kong, he said that demonstrators are mobs, and democracy is mobocracy

2003

He joined more than 80 of Hong Kong's richest business tycoons and their heirs apparent headed for Beijing on 26 September 2003 on an annual pilgrimage

2002

In January 2002, he retired as the managing director of the company but remains as the chairman of the board

2001

Four toll road projects are in operation while construction of the 15 km Phase I of the Guangzhou-Zhuhai West Superhighway (Guangzhou to Shunde section) commenced in December 2001

1984

In 1984, Wu donated US$5 million worth of his company shares to Princeton University and formed a charity fund

1980

Since the 1980s, Wu has steered Hopewell Holdings towards developing his vision of creating an advanced transport system for China's manufacturing powerhouse in the Pearl River Delta, which includes much of Guangdong province and makes use of its proximity to Hong Kong to access professional services and logistics

1979

Gordon Wu designed the first Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) project for the China Hotel in 1979, thus 'leading the way' into China

1972

As one of the founders of Hopewell, he was the managing director from 1972 to 2002

1958

) in 1958, and currently serves as a Trustee for the university

1953

Wu studied engineering at the University of Manitoba in 1953, then transferred to Princeton University

1935

Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheun, GBS, KCMG, FICE (Chinese: 胡應湘) (born 1935, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong businessman

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