Sir Run Run Shaw (1907-2014), GBM, CBE. He joined his brother’s film company in China in the 1920s. In the 1950s he founded the film company Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited in Hong Kong. He was one of the founding members of Television Broadcasts Limited launched in Hong Kong in 1967.
Shaw has also founded two charities, The Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust and The Shaw Foundation Hong Kong, both dedicated to the promotion of education, scientific and technological research, medical and welfare services, and culture and the arts. Established under the auspices of Sir Run Run Shaw in November 2002, the Shaw Prize honours individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic and scientific research or application and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.
In 2008, Sir Run Run Shaw has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy, which is presented by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.
Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Education