Kadoorie family

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"Marble Hall", formerly a Kadoorie family's mansion in Shanghai

The Kadoorie family or "Khedouri" (Hebrew: כדורי‎, Arabic: خضوري‎) are a wealthy Hong Kong-based family, originally Mizrahi Jews from Baghdad, Iraq.[1] From the mid-18th century they were established in Mumbai (then known as Bombay), becoming one of the wealthiest families in Asia; their businesses were subsequently centered in Shanghai from the mid-19th century, and then in Hong Kong from 20th century onwards.[2]

Family members[edit]

The Kadoorie family includes a number of notable individuals:

Rosa Kadoorie was married to American adventurer Hilaire du Berrier.[4]

Philanthropy[edit]

Kadoorie family has donated, in the 1990s, 500,000 USD for the construction of the new Shanghai Museum.[5]

In 1961, in times of drought in Hong Kong, Mr. Kadoorie donated cement and pipes and the Yim Tin Tsai villagers contributed money and effort and laid the water mains that deliver water from Mud Bay to Yim Tin Tsai island. From then on, the villagers had access to freshwater supply instead of drawing water from wells.[6]

Enterprises[edit]

Enterprises founded by the family:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawrence Kadoorie, 94, Is Dead; A Leader in Hong Kong'g Growth". nytimes.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Kadoorie family 2016 Asia's Richest Families". Forbes.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Michael Kadoorie". philanthropies.org.
  4. ^ Jasper, William F. "Passing of a Patriot". The New American, November 18, 2002. Archived from the original.
  5. ^ "USF Center for the Pacific Rim :: Pacific Rim Report No.23". 2010-06-26. Archived from the original on 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  6. ^ Yim Tin Tsai Oral History Project - Living in Yim Tin Tsai. Centre for Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. p. 11.
  7. ^ "Board of Directors". clpgroup.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  8. ^ Bermant, Yoel. "Sir Michael Kadoorie Brings His Peninsula Hotel Group to Europe for the First Time". Jewishbusinessnews.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.