Kimbie Chan, 37, is estimated to be worth HK$50 billion (S$9 billion) thanks to her fugitive businessman husband Joseph Lau, 65, of property company Chinese Estates Holdings.
He transferred a substantial part of his assets to her on Wednesday (March 1), citing “a very unstable health condition”.
Immediately, rumours surfaced online that he had died shortly after the transfer, but the couple laid that piece of gossip to rest when they showed up at Chinese Estates’ headquarters in Wanchai on Thursday (March 2) afternoon.
1. SHE IS NAMED AFTER A CUTE GOLDFISH
She gave herself the pen name Kimbie after a cute pink goldfish from the Japanese anime series Goldfish Warning! (1991-1992).
2. SHE WAS AN ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER
She joined Apple Daily as an entertainment reporter in 1999 earning HK$10,000 a month and was popular with the stars. Comedian Stephen Chow once pinched her face in public and even met her for meals privately. When he won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director for Shaolin Soccer (2001), she accompanied him to the after-awards party and proceeded to spill beer over her see-through white shirt.