Recently, a well known news is that Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho dies at 98. Everyone knows that Mr Stanley Ho is rich (net worth of at least 2.5 billion USD). He is also a philanthropist, well known for purchasing and donating two precious Qing Dynasty relics (worth millions) to China’s museums. These two relics were previously looted by French and British armies from the imperial Summer Palace in Beijing in around 1860. Hence, his donation is very important and symbolic indeed. Rest in peace, Mr Stanley Ho.

Stanley Ho was descended from great-grandfather Charles Henry Maurice Bosman (1839–1892), who was of Dutch Jewish ancestry, and his Chinese mistress Sze Tai (施娣) a local woman of Bao’an (present-day Shenzhen and Hong Kong). His grandfather was Ho Fook (何福), brother of the great merchant Sir Robert Hotung. (Wikipedia)

## Mario Ho, son of Stanley Ho & Math Genius

What is less known is that Mario Ho, one of Stanley Ho’s 17 children, is a Math Genius as well.

Here are some of his accomplishments (from his official LinkedIn page):

- Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was the youngest graduate of the school’s history in finance.
- In 2008-2013, he won the Hong Kong Championship of the World Mathematics Open twice.
- Won five gold medals in the National Mathematics Competition in UK.

British National Mathematics Open 英國全國數學公開賽

Gold Medal 金牌

British National Mathematics Open 英國全國數學公開賽

Gold Medal 金牌

British National Mathematics Open 英國全國數學公開賽

Gold Medal 金牌

British National Mathematics Open 英國全國數學公開賽

Gold Medal 金牌

World Mathematics Open, Hong Kong 世界數學公開賽香港

Ranked first 排名第一

British National Mathematics Open 英國全國數學公開賽

Gold Medal 金牌

World Mathematics Open, Hong Kong 世界數學公開賽香港

Ranked first 排名第一

He can also speak 5 languages at native proficiency: English, Chinese, Cantonese, French, Korean.

Mario Ho (何猷君) also participated in the Super Brain contest (最强大脑), where he came in first in the “Sam Loyd 15 puzzle” section among hundreds of other geniuses from top universities in China.

## Other Math Accomplishments

This is taken from the Baike Baidu website.

2011年3月，获得全英国数学 Olympiad test 中以 109/120 胜出，代表学校参加更厉害的 Mclaurens 数学比赛。

In March 2011, he scored 109/120 in the British Mathematics Olympiad test, representing the school in the more challenging Mclaurens mathematics competition.

“赌王”何鸿燊与梁安琪的儿子何猷君是数学精英 ，这位小六学生连续两年在“世界数学测试”邀请赛中获奖。10日何鸿燊夫妇任颁奖嘉宾，亲自将奖状颁给自己的儿子。何鸿燊难掩心头喜悦，在台上致词时说，他和获奖百多位小朋友的家长一样，为子女的成绩感到骄傲。

“Gambling King” Stanley Ho Hung-sun and his son Mario Ho (He Youjun) are both excellent at mathematics. The sixth grader won the “World Mathematics Test” Invitational for two consecutive years. On the prize presentation ceremony, Stanley Ho and his wife served as awarding guests and personally presented the certificate to their son. Stanley Ho couldn’t hide his joy. When he spoke on stage, he said that he was as proud of his children’s achievements as the parents of more than one hundred children who won the prize.