By: Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Evergreen Group founder Chang Yung-fa (張榮發),
who died at the age of 88 on Wednesday, will likely leave his vast wealth to charity based on repeated statements he made while still alive.
Chang, one of the richest men in the world with assets worth about US$1.6 billion, said at a gathering with the media in 2012 that he would donate all of his assets to the foundation in his name for charity.
He also said at the time that he would leave nothing to his five children but still expected them to continue to do good deeds to help more people in need.
Chang started with only one old vessel when he founded Evergreen Marine Corp. in 1968, but the venture grew to become the world’s largest container company in 1985. [FULL STORY]