The funeral of shipping magnate Sir Yue-kong Pao, in 1991. Photo: SCMP The funeral of shipping magnate Sir Yue-kong Pao, in 1991. Photo: SCMP
The funeral of shipping magnate Sir Yue-kong Pao, in 1991. Photo: SCMP

The ‘Hong Kong story’ of Sir Yue Kong-Pao, son of a shoe seller who became one of the world’s richest men

  • Yue-kong Pao, who died in 1991, left banking in Shanghai in 1949 ‘with the Red Army on its doorstep’
  • The shipping magnate built an immense personal fortune and helped draft Hong Kong’s mini-constitution

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The funeral of shipping magnate Sir Yue-kong Pao, in 1991. Photo: SCMP The funeral of shipping magnate Sir Yue-kong Pao, in 1991. Photo: SCMP
The funeral of shipping magnate Sir Yue-kong Pao, in 1991. Photo: SCMP
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