In the course of his long and chequered business career, which began way back in 1945 as a struggling hardware salesman in Hong Kong, the legendary tycoon Li Ka-shing has not only amassed enough wealth to count as the richest Asian (until India's Mukesh Ambani overtook him in a recent global ranking), but has also emerged as one of Asia's biggest donors to charity.
Now that he's passing the control of his business to his eldest son, there would be more time for him to concentrate on his other love - sharing.
The handover process started last month when Li's younger son, Richard, transferred his one-third holding in Li Ka-shing Unity Holdings, the family trust, to elder brother Victor Li, giving him two-thirds control of family assets.
These include the HK$850 billion Cheung Kong Holdings, one of Hong Kong's largest conglomerates, whose businesses in properties, ports, telecommunications, energy and retail are spread over 55 countries.
The elder Li, whose personal net worth of $25.5 billion ranks him ninth on the 2012 Forbes list of global billionaires, will continue to hold the remaining one-third of the family trust.