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For years, there have been rumours that Hongkong actor Benz Hui, 72, is from a very prominent and very rich family with a storied history that dates back to ancient China.

People claimed that his dad is a wealthy goldsmith while his great-grandfather is said to be the godson of Empress Cixi. It’s also said that Benz's grandaunt is the wife of famed Chinese writer Lu Xun, who is known as the father of modern Chinese literature.

That's not all. Benz is rumoured to share the same family tree as billionaire tycoon Julian Hui, who is the husband of Michelle Reis and whose family is one of the wealthiest and most influential in Hongkong.

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