Tsai Hong-tu is a billionaire businessman from Taiwan, and the founder and chairman of the International Engineering & Construction Co. (IECC). He is known for his successful career in the construction industry, and for being one of the wealthiest individuals in his home country.
Early Life and Education
Tsai Hong-tu was born on August 10, 1935, in Taipei, Taiwan. He grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and was exposed to the world of business from a young age. In his early years, he attended the prestigious Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, where he excelled academically.
After graduating from high school, Tsai pursued a degree in civil engineering at the National Taiwan University. He graduated in 1958 and began his career working for various construction companies in Taiwan.
Career and Achievements
In 1969, Tsai founded the International Engineering & Construction Co. (IECC) with a group of colleagues. The company quickly grew in size and reputation, becoming one of the leading construction and engineering firms in Taiwan. IECC has since worked on numerous high-profile projects, including the Taipei 101 skyscraper, the Taoyuan International Airport, and the Taichung High Speed Rail Station.
Under Tsai’s leadership, IECC has expanded its operations to other parts of the world, including Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has undertaken a variety of projects, from constructing highways and bridges to building power plants and other large-scale infrastructure.
Throughout his career, Tsai has received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions to the construction industry. In 2006, he was given the Order of Brilliant Star by the President of Taiwan, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the country.
Tsai Hong-tu is known for living a low-key and private life, away from the public eye. He is married and has three children.
|Born||August 10, 1935|
|Companies||International Engineering & Construction Co. (IECC)|
|Net Worth||US$3.3 billion|