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Run Run Shaw

Hong Kong film producer

Died when: 106 years 45 days (1273 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Run Run Shaw

Sir Run Run Shaw (23 November 1907 – 7 January 2014), also known as Shao Yifu and Siu Yat-fu, was a Hong Kong entertainment mogul and philanthropist.

He was one of the most influential figures in the Asian entertainment industry.He founded the Shaw Brothers Studio, one of the largest film production companies in Hong Kong, and TVB, the dominant television company in Hong Kong.

A well-known philanthropist, Shaw donated billions of Hong Kong dollars to educational institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China.More than 5,000 buildings on Chinese college campuses bear his name, as does Shaw College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He also established the Shaw Prize for Astronomy, Life Science & Medicine and Mathematical Sciences.


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