|Name:||Cho Tak Wong|
|Real Name:||Cao Dewang|
|Birth Day:||May 1, 1946|
|Birth Place:||Fuqing, China, Hong Kong|
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Cao was born in 1946 in Fuqing into a wealthy Fujianese family. Cao was forced out of school at the age of 14, and worked as a street vendor, laborer and bicycle mechanic.
In 1983, while working as a sales manager in a glass factory which produced glass for water meters, Cao saved enough money to buy out the factory. In 1985, he saw Japanese automakers bringing their manufacturing to China, and as a result, Cao directed his factory to begin producing automotive glass. In 1987, he established the Fuyao Group and in 1993 the company was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
In March 2005, his son took over Fuyao Group as the chief executive, while Cao retains the chairmanship. In the 2019 documentary American Factory, Cao is followed as he tours his new American addition to Fuyao. While overseeing the growth of his company in America, Cao leads fellow native Chinese to help grow the company in America. Nearly 200 workers moved to America leaving their lives behind to help grow Fuyao. Upon the new American factory opening, American workers pushed to unionize the factory claiming unsafe work conditions and unfair pay.
In 2009, Cao was named Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year.
Cao is one of China's biggest philanthropists. He cites Andrew Carnegie, an American industrialist and philanthropist, as one of the main inspirations behind his charity work. He established the Heren Foundation, to which he has donated 300 million shares of his company. In 2012, he donated US$580 million to charity. He is quoted as saying that the more money he gives away, the less need he has for the money. He would rather share with others and educate children.
Cao is a devout Buddhist. He authored an autobiography titled A Heart like Bodhi (Chinese: 心若菩提) which was published in 2014.
Currently, Cho Tak Wong is 76 years, 8 months and 27 days old. Cho Tak Wong will celebrate 77th birthday on a Monday 1st of May 2023.
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