Some Hong Kong icons like Tony Leung and Gigi Lai actually came from humble beginnings. Photos: SCMP Archive; @tonyleung_chiuwai, @gigilai_official/Instagram; Facebook
Some Hong Kong icons like Tony Leung and Gigi Lai actually came from humble beginnings. Photos: SCMP Archive; @tonyleung_chiuwai, @gigilai_official/Instagram; Facebook

4 uber-rich Hong Kong icons who came from humble beginnings – Tony Leung quit school to work at 15, Gigi Lai faced bankruptcy at 14, while Stephen Chow grew up in a public housing estate

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actor Chow Yun-fat had a slew of odd jobs as a teen, while Stephen Chow idolised Bruce Lee and other martial arts stars growing up
  • ‘Goddess of Beauty’ Gigi Lai, who is married to billionaire Patrick Ma, started acting and singing at the age of 14 after her family faced bankruptcy

Some Hong Kong icons like Tony Leung and Gigi Lai actually came from humble beginnings. Photos: SCMP Archive; @tonyleung_chiuwai, @gigilai_official/Instagram; Facebook
Some Hong Kong icons like Tony Leung and Gigi Lai actually came from humble beginnings. Photos: SCMP Archive; @tonyleung_chiuwai, @gigilai_official/Instagram; Facebook
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