Thomas Kwok

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Kwok Ping-kwong, Thomas
Chinese: 郭炳江; pinyin: Guō Bǐngjiāng
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Born 1951 (age 62–63)
Portuguese Macau
Residence Hong Kong
Education London Business School
Imperial College
Occupation Joint-chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties
Net worth US$ 17.0 billion (with brothers, as of March 2010)[1]
Parents Kwok Tak Seng (father)
Kwong Siu-hing (mother)
Relatives brothers: Walter, Raymond

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong (Chinese: 郭炳江; pinyin: Guō Bǐngjiāng, Yale: Gwok Bínggōng), SBS, JP (born 1951 in Portuguese Macau) is the Joint-Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong, with his brother Raymond Kwok.[2]

Thomas is the second son of Kwok Tak Seng, the founder of SHK Properties, and his wife Kwong Siu-hing. Together with brothers Walter and Raymond, they inherited Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's largest real estate developer, in 1990 following their father's death.

The Kwok brothers are the third wealthiest people in Hong Kong and Greater China Region, just after Li Ka Shing and Lee Shau Kee. Their combined wealth is estimated to be US$17 billion in Forbes' 2010 list of billionaires. [3]

Thomas holds a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School, University of London and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.[4]

The two brothers were arrested on bribery charges in March 2012.[5][6]

Religious beliefs[edit]

Thomas Kwok is a Christian. The Noah's Ark project on Ma Wan reflects Thomas Kwok's evangelical Christian faith. During the 1990s, he set up a church on the 75th-floor pyramid atrium atop Sun Hung Kai's Central Plaza office complex.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Billionaires (2010): #28 Kwok family". Forbes. March 3, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sun Hung Kai Profit Jumps; Chairwoman to Retire Wall Street Journal, by Polly Lui. 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ Thomas Kwok - Forbes, Forbes.com. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Profile of Thomas Kwok
  5. ^ "Kwok brothers arrested in Hong Kong on bribery charges". BBC News. 29 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tycoon brothers arrested in Hong Kong corruption probe". CNN. 29 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions The A-HED. By JONATHAN CHENG. Wall Street Journal. APRIL 14, 2009.

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