Thursday, August 13, 2009 | By: Rudi Butt

Taxi Boss

Taxi service, pioneer: 1941, taxi boss Wu Zung (胡忠); 40 cars

Gordon Wu, Chairman of Hopewell Group, son of Wu Zung --- taxi king from the 1940s.

In 1941, Wu Zung is believed to have owned 40 taxis including 10 white cars, which he leased to the government. When the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong began in December of the same year, he suspended his transport operation. He resumed his business after the war with 100 cars.

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