Entrepreneur, Tycoon, Fugitive: The Unpredictable Life Of Joseph Lau, Hong Kong’s Most Interesting Billionaire
This story is part of Forbes’ coverage of Hong Kong’s Richest 2018. See the full coverage here.
Few Hong Kong tycoons have cut as colorful a figure as real estate magnate Joseph Lau. He spends lavishly on diamonds and artworks; his girlfriends made him a fixture on the gossip pages, and he’s forced to avoid Macau, where he’s wanted as a fugitive.
Now 66 and suffering from 1974: Joins family business making ceiling fans with brother Thomas Lau, now also a billionaire.heart disease and diabetes, he says he’s given away most of his wealth to his wife and children.