Likely the most influential news publication in the world, the Times current market value is US$2.4 billion.
Hurun’s Rich List of China’s super-wealthy said Chen was worth about US$740 million in 2012.
Reuters called me up last week and interviewed me about my encounter with Chen when he was in Singapore in March last year. I had the privilege to join him for breakfast in a food centre in Bedok and personally witnessed him giving away a few US$100 notes to old folks and cleaners on-the-spot.
Well, I have a different version of his namecard:
I also managed to take pictures of a travel card he showed us:
What do you think of his showy antics when doing charity?
This is the quote I gave to Reuters on Chen Guangbiao which was used: “I don’t know if it’s genuine or just for show, but in the end it’s for a good cause.”