- The family of Tse Ping and Cheng Cheung Ling have gifted their 24-year-old son, Eric Tse a share worth $3.5 billion
- While the son and the family have refused to comment on the actual gift, Eric said that he would want the wealth ascribed to his family
- With the new transfer of wealth, the 24-year-old son was made one of the world's billionaires overnight
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Money does not only make living enjoyable, but the act of distributing family wealth is also an enviable thing. One of China’s richest families, according to Bloomberg, gave their 24-year-old son a whopping $3.5 billion gift.
The family, also a founder of Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd, transferred around a fifth of their company’s share capital to their son, Eric Tse, an act that instantly made him one of the richest people.
It should be noted that this is not the first time there is a passing down of wealth to the next generation. In 2018, four Chinese families transferred more than $17 billion into a family trust.
The company, Sino Biopharmaceutical, and the son never responded to messages asking for comments on the billion gift.
While Eric was born in Seattle in the US, he attended primary school in Beijing and secondary school in Hong Kong before graduating with a finance degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric has, however, said that he will try to keep a low profile so as to discourage efforts by media organizations to put on global wealth rankings, adding that he would want the fortune ascribed to the Tse Ping family.
In another statement on Wednesday, May 6, the company named Tse the executive director and member of the Sino Biopharmaceutical’s executive board committee.
His shares would be held in holding companies like Thousand Eagles Ltd. and Remarkable Industries Ltd.
Meanwhile, resident pastor of Bible Hour Ministries International at Adenta, Reverend Investor Agyekum, has turned the rooftop of his building into a farm and has recounted the many benefits to YEN.com.gh
According to the pastor who holds a degree in Economics and Sociology and has a number of small businesses, the ingenious idea was given to him by God.
Pastor Agyekum recounts a time he decided to invest in a maize farm only for a huge portion of his yield to be completely ravaged by grasscutters.
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