Henry Cheng

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Henry Cheng
Born 鄭家純
Cheng Kar-shun

1946 (age 70–71)
Shunde, Guangdong, China
Alma mater University of Western Ontario
Occupation businessman
Spouse(s) Yip Mei-hing
Children 4
Parent(s) Cheng Yu-tung
Chow Tsui-ying
Relatives Cheng Ka-shing
(younger brother)
Adrian Cheng
(eldest son)
Sonia Cheng
(only daughter)
Brian Cheng
Michael Cheng

Henry Cheng Kar-shun (simplified Chinese: 郑家纯; traditional Chinese: 鄭家純); born 1946, Hong Kong), GBS, is a Hong Kong billionaire entrepreneur.

Cheng is the elder son of Cheng Yu-tung, the founder of New World Development, and is the chairman of New World Development as well as chairman of NWS Holdings, New World China Land, New World Department Store China and Taifook Securities. He is also a Standing Committee Member of the Eleventh Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.[1][2]

In the 2012 Chief Executive election, Chan initially supported Henry Tang but switched to support the eventual winner, Leung Chun-ying. When Leung's second Secretary for Development, Paul Chan, became embroiled in a property and credibility scandal (as had the first, Mak Chai-kwong), Cheng was the first - and to date is the only - public figure to offer support.[3] Cheng has four children (from oldest to youngest): Adrian Cheng, Sonia Cheng, Brian Cheng, Michael Cheng.


Order of precedence
Preceded by
James Kerr Findlay
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Martin Barrow
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star