The Kung Fu King Who Rescued Macy's

In his heyday as Asia's most powerful movie mogul, Sir Run Run Shaw was renowned as a playboy of the Eastern world. These days, as a fit and cheerful 83-year-old, Shaw enjoys a more upright image as one of the region's great philanthropists. For his decades of charity, Shaw has been knighted in Britain and toasted with banquets in Beijing. Chinese scientists, grateful for his $55 million in gifts to mainland colleges, have even named an asteroid after him.

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