Friday, December 22, 2006

Hong Kongers' largesse

Hong Kongers' largesse: "Hong Kongers' largesse
(Shanghai Star)
Updated: 2006-12-22 10:51

Hong Kong - When Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan announced he would leave half his fortune to his charity for helping young people, the news created barely a ripple in his home city.

The kungfu star named this year in Forbes magazine's list of 10 most generous celebrities - took his cue from US billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who have pledged large legacies to charity.

Chan's estimated wealth of US$128 million hardly puts him in the billionaire league, but his largesse is typical in Hong Kong."

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