June 11, 1993
The oil-rich Sultan of Brunei and the Walton family of Wal-Mart fame led the list of Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people. Americans dominate the domain of billionaires with 26 individuals or families on the list of the richest 101. Wealth* Rank Name (billions) 1 Sultan of Brunei $37.0 2 Walton family $23.5 3 Mars family $14.0 4 Minoru Mori, $13.0 Akira Mori 5 Samuel I. Newhouse Jr., $10.0 Donald Newhouse, & family Publications 6 King Fahd $10.
June 7, 1994 |
People in Hong Kong call him chiu yan , or Superman. Li Ka-shing is easily the British colony's most admired man. He is also the fourth-richest person in Asia behind the Sultan of Brunei and Japanese property tycoons Minoru Mori and Toichi Takenaka. He has a business empire that straddles the globe, from oil fields in Canada to a telecommunications network in Britain, to container terminals in southern China. His personal wealth has been estimated at $3.5 billion, according to Forbes.
April 20, 2003 |
One of the larger urban redevelopments in the world, providing new options for Tokyo tourists, is set to open Friday. The $4-billion Roppongi Hills complex, which some liken to New York City's Rockefeller Center, includes a high-tech Hyatt hotel, a 54th-floor observation deck with 360-degree views of the city, an outdoor theater, scores of restaurants, more than 100 shops, a nine-screen movie theater and hundreds of apartments and offices. A major art museum will be added in the fall.
October 18, 2003 |
Few museums in the world can rival the location of the Mori Art Museum. Situated atop Tokyo's most imposing skyscraper in the middle of the city's trendiest area, this prestigious premise within the shimmering 54-story Mori Tower is no mere whim. It is intended to send the message to Japan that modern art is important. In Japan, interest in contemporary art has never been high, lagging far behind the enduring popularity of the Impressionists and other renowned artists from the past.
November 11, 1996 |
Call it Asia's Edifice Complex. Fueled by fast-growing economies, leaders with high hopes and billionaires with big egos, the continent is displacing the United States as the home of the world's tallest towers. Once the base for the 10 highest buildings in the world, the United States can now claim only three: the Sears Tower, the World Trade Center and the Empire State Building.