Ex showbiz journalist, 38, becomes the richest woman in Hong Kong after her property tycoon husband gives her £5 BILLION

Mail Online | 3/2/2017 | Tracy You For Mailonline
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A former journalist has become the richest woman in Hong Kong after her tycoon husband gave her some £5.6 billion (HK$ 54 billion).

Chan Hoi-wan, 38, is married to Joseph Lau, 66, a Hong Kong property magnate known for his long list of actress girlfriends in the past.

Ms - Chan - Fortune - Forms - Cash

Ms Chan received the fortune in various forms, including cash, luxurious flats and the ownership of one of Hong Kong most popular shopping malls, according to Chinese-language media.

Apparently, it's not just his wife Mr Lau spoils.

Businessman - Diamonds - Couple - Daughter - Josephine

In 2015, the businessman splashed out £62 million on two recording-breaking diamonds - and gifted both of them to the couple's daughter, Josephine Lau who was then seven years old.

Mr Lau, worth £12.2 billion, is the fourth richest man in Hong Kong and the shareholder of Chinese Estate.

Ms - Chan - Mogul - Years - Couple

Ms Chan is rumoured to have dated the self-made mogul for about 15 years before the couple tied the knot last November.

According to The Paper, Ms Chan, once a showbiz reporter for Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily, allegedly got to know Joseph Lau through an actor friend.

Newspaper - Subsidiary - Company - Mr - Lau

She then left the newspaper and joined a subsidiary company of Mr Lau's Chinese Estate, dealing with cosmetic business.

She stood by Mr Lau's side when he was charged and convicted of bribery and money laundering in 2014.

Couple - Children - Daughter - Josephine - Lau

The couple have two children, daughter Josephine Lau, born in 2008, and son Lau Chung-hok, born in 2012.

During the majority of their relationship, Mr Lau had another long-term girlfriend Yvonne Lui, an ex Hong Kong pageant semi-finalist. The two...
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