Sir Robert Hotung

Sir Robert Hotung studied in Government Central School (the present-day Queen's College) in his early years. Upon graduation, Sir Hotung joined first Guangdong Customs and later Jardine, Matheson & Co. He was promoted to head comprador at Jardine Matheson and when he retired in 1900 he founded his own trading company. Sir Hotung went on to build his own business empire and became the first Chinese person permitted to live on Victoria Peak.

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