Joseph Lau 
Hong Kong Real Estate Billionaire

Joseph Lau Luen Hong is a billionaire real estate investor from Hong Kong. He was born in 1951 in Hong Kong but his family roots lie in Chaozhou, Guangdong. His net worth is estimated to be at $8.7 billion by Forbes. 

He founded ‘Chinese Estates Holdings’ which is a firm that deals with investment in property and development, managing properties, brokerages and investments in securities.  Besides being the chairman of the firm he also owns 61 percent stake in the company.

Before entering the field of real estate business, Joseph attended the University of Windsor and Santa Clara University. He is also a well known collector of art and is an avid lover of art too.  Joseph is famous for having a massive number of wine which amounts to a an amazing 10000 bottles of red wine. He owns a Boeing 787 Dream liner private jet.  He also owns a massive blue 7.03 carat diamond which is worth $9.48 million. He owns several famous paintings in his collection which includes Paul Gauguin’s Te Poipoi which is estimated to be worth $39.2 million. He owns a sun seeker yacht too.

Being an active philanthropist, Joseph Lau has established the Joseph Lau Leun Hung Charitable trust. The trust actively promotes education, art and sports. He owns a majestic home that is worth £33 million in Eaton Square. Chinese Estates Holdings has invested HK 1.9billion in the country. The entrepreneur has holdings of several apartments that are worth $500 million and they are available for sale.  There are also several plans that are being made to develop properties up to $245 million. He also has plans to feature the real estate investment trust on the stock exchange of Hong Kong.

Joseph Lau is the father of five children of whom, two are born to his wife Wing-Kam, One to Chan Hoi-wan who was his girlfriend then and two to Yvonne Lui, another girl friend with whom he currently lives with. 

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