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The richest man in Hong Kong is funding an entire college class' tuition for up to 5 years - here's his incredible rags-to-riches life story

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Hong Kong 's wealthiest man, Li Ka-shing, announced June 16 that he would fund up to 5 years of tuition for Shantou University's incoming class.
Li is the 28th-richest person in the world and has an estimated net worth of $30.3 billion, according to Forbes .
Often called "Superman," he has an incredible "rags-to-riches" story that saw him go from being impoverished in southern China to building a conglomerate that spans across 50 countries and 323,000 employees.
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The richest man in Hong Kong just pledged to cover 5 years of tuition for an entire college class, and it's going to cost him $14.4 million a year to do it

The richest man in Hong Kong just pledged to cover 5 years of tuition for an entire college class, and it's going to cost him $14.4 million a year to do it

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Li Ka-Shing , the richest man in Hong Kong , announced on June 16 that his foundation will cover the entire cost of the tuition for Shantou University's incoming class for up to five years.
The pledge will cost him $14.4 million a year, according to the BBC .
Li's announcement comes a month after American billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the Morehouse College class of 2019's student loans and a year after The Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone began paying the tuition of every student at NYU's medical school.
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