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# 465 Angela Leong $5.28B

Random fact: Speaks Cantonese, a dialect commonly used in Guangdong.


Leong is the co-chairman and executive director of SJM Holdings, one of six companies authorized to operate casinos in Macau. The publicly traded company has about 20 casinos including Casino Grand Lisboa on the Macau peninsula. She also has property holdings in Hong Kong. Leong was married to deceased casino magnate Stanley Ho.

As of :
Last change -$9.65M ( -0.2%)
YTD change -$84.0M ( -1.6%)
Biggest asset Real Estate
Country / Region Hong Kong
Age 62
Industry Entertainment
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The majority of Leong's fortune is derived from her real estate investments, including the Entertainment Building and Bank of China Insurance Tower in Hong Kong, L'Avenue Shanghai in China, as well as L'arc Macau and the Regency Hotel Taipa in Macau.

Some of the properties included in the analysis are valued using transaction prices and are adjusted to reflect price changes reported by Hong Kong's Rating and Valuation Department. Others are valued based on broker estimates, as well as occupancy rates, industry averages and cap rates aggregated by JLL, Colliers and HVS. Debt is removed from the value of the properties.

She owns about 8.5% of SJM directly, according to the company's Sept. 22, 2022 filing, and another 3.4% through Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau (STDM). SJM has about 20 casinos, according to its website.

The value of her cash investments is based on an analysis of dividends, profits from property transactions, as well as market performance and taxes.

Karen Lee, SJM's spokeswoman, wasn't available to comment on Leong's net worth.


Family: Married, 5 children

Leong was born into a wealthy army family in Guangzhou in 1961. Her privileged lifestyle ended when her father died in 1974, and her family had to move out of government housing. She joined a dance school partly for the free room and board.

She moved to Macau in 1982 and changed her name to Leong On Kei. She became Stanley Ho's fourth wife after meeting the billionaire in 1986 through a brother of his who had been attending her dance class. Backed by Ho, she built a sprawling property business in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

She's also a director of Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau (STDM), a managing director of SJM Holdings and a member of the Legislative Council of Macau.

  • 1961 Leong is born in Guangzhou.
  • 1974 Father passes away
  • 1982 Moves to Macau.
  • 1986 Meets Stanley Ho through her dance class.
  • 1990 First child is born.
  • 2005 Becomes vice chairman of the Macau Jockey Club.
  • 2005 Appointed director of Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau.
  • 2015 Awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in Hong Kong.