August 21, 2014 12:00 am JST

Meet Li Ka-shing

He began as an entrepreneur as a peddler of plastic flowers. Now if you live in Hong Kong, or are there for a visit, it is nearly impossible not to buy something from him. One of the world's most influential business tycoons, he intends to grow his global conglomerate into the planet's premier infrastructure entity. Although he is 86, Li Ka-shing shows no sign of slowing down. By our count, he has already passed Go 174 million times.