Gerald Chan

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Gerald Chan
Born
Gerald Lok Chan

1953/1954 (age 64–65)
Hong Kong
NationalityAmerican
EducationUCLA
Harvard University
OccupationBusinessman
Net worthUS$2.0 billion (jointly with brother, September 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Beryl W. Chan
Children2 sons
Parent(s)T.H. Chan
RelativesRonnie Chan (brother)

Gerald L. Chan (born 1953/1954) is a Hong Kong-born American billionaire, and the brother of fellow billionaire Ronnie Chan.[2] They run the Hang Lung Group, of which he is a director.

Early life[edit]

Gerald Chan is the son of T.H. Chan. He earned BS and MS degrees in Engineering from UCLA, and a master's degree in Medical Radiological Physics and doctorate in Radiation Biology from Harvard University.[3] In the 1970s, he became a US citizen.[4]

Career[edit]

In 1987, he co-founded Morningside, a private equity group.[3]

He is a director of Hang Lung Group, Stealth Peptides, Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Matrivax, Vaccine Technologies Inc, and Oxyrane.[5]

When his family gave Harvard School of Public Health $350 million, the largest donation ever given to Harvard, the school was renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for Chan's late father.[4][6]

As of 2015, he had invested $500 million in the Harvard Square district of Cambridge, where he reportedly lives.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Chan is married to Beryl, and they have two sons, Ashley being the eldest.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forbes profile: Ronnie & Gerald Chan". Forbes. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Ronnie & Gerald Chan". forbes.com. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "About - Dr. Gerald Chan". www.geraldchan.net. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Gerald Chan, Boston's invisible billionaire - The Boston Globe". bostonglobe.com. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Gerald L. Chan - Harvard China Fund". hcf.fas.harvard.edu. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  6. ^ Announcement of major search for Senior Director, University Development Office International – Asia Principal Gifts, Harvard University Cambridge, MA