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A $15 Billion Oyster Sauce Family Plots to Survive 1,000 Years

  • The Lee Kum Kee dynasty is training its fifth generation
  • Heirs aim to avoid family squabbles endured by patriarch

Lee Kum Sheung invented oyster sauce by accident when he overcooked some bivalves 130 years ago, conjuring the sweet-and-salty condiment that would become a staple of Cantonese cuisine.

His heirs aren’t leaving anything to chance as they work to succession-proof one of Asia’s wealthiest family dynasties.