Father of three owns properties worth more than HK$50 million Tony Chan Chun-chuen, fung shui master turned property developer, is clearly not a man who has missed the financial boat. Even if the sole beneficiary of Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's estate fails to win the impending court battle over her fortune, he is unlikely to be left destitute. His lawyer, Jonathan Midgley, said yesterday that over the past few years, his client 'has been fortunate enough to be successful'. He added: 'Mr Chan is a private man, and he wishes to remain so.' Mr Chan, a 48-year-old father of three, has five properties valued at more than HK$50 million, including an apartment in Macdonnell Road, Mid-Levels, valued at HK$19 million. The other apartments, all bought from 1993 to 1995, include two more in Macdonnell Road and another in Conduit Road. Mr Chan is a director of BAA Jet Management, an offshoot of New World CyberBase Services that runs a fleet of private jets. He lives in a luxurious house in Bowen Road with a garage full of European cars. The Bowen Road property is owned by Mr Chan's brother, who last year forked out about HK$180 million for a house in Severn Road that was developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. Mr Chan has teamed up with New World Development's Simon Lo Lin-shing, who is also a director at BAA Jet Management and a personal friend, on a number of developments on The Peak, according to property industry sources. While his years have passed relatively free from the public gaze, Mr Chan always had one important and powerful ally in his corner - Nina Wang, Asia's richest woman. Those in Hong Kong's elite who have met Mr Chan did so when introduced by Wang, who had utmost faith in his judgment as a fung shui master. Now he has been named the sole beneficiary of the will from the woman who had already helped lift him towards the top echelon of Hong Kong society. Those close to Wang said the chairwoman of the Chinachem Group property empire became particularly close to Mr Chan following the 1990 kidnapping of her husband, Teddy Wang Teh-huei, and during the epic court battle fought with her father-in-law, Wang Din-shin, over the estate after Teddy Wang was declared dead in 1999. Reports have claimed Mr Chan gained Nina Wang's trust by telling her that her husband was still alive. Mr Chan had been seen many times between 1993 and 1994 taking the late tycoon to a temple in Kau Sai Chau, Sai Kung, to perform rituals for the safe return of her husband. Veteran politician Allen Lee Peng-fei has said he briefly met Mr Chan about 15 years ago, and he left an impression as Wang's most trusted fung shui master. 'My friend told me he originally studied medicine in Canada, but later became a fung shui master,' Mr Lee said, noting that he had always believed Mr Chan would be named in Wang's will because she trusted him so much. Legislator Chim Pui-chung also said he had met Mr Chan a couple of times and that he was a popular fung shui master in political circles. But other fung shui masters said they had never heard of Mr Chan.