Phillip TK Yin
Phillip TK Yin is a 2016 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Washington State. Previously, Yin was a business and political anchor/reporter for CNBC, Bloomberg News and CCTV America. In business, Yin launched Charles Schwab's portfolio management business in Hong Kong and managed the Swiss-based Unifund. Following Lehman’s bankruptcy, Phillip helped lead and investigate credit derivatives mess which later led to the recovery of $1.8 billion on behalf of over 40,000 individual investors.
Early life and education
He holds an International MBA from Georgetown University and an undergraduate business degree from the University of Washington. He also completed a special summer program at Harvard Business School.
In 2015, Yin Phillip launched his Phil and Friends American Dream Foundation Scholarship Fund with the University of Washington, awarding scholarships to 10 students.
In 2011, Yin considered running as a Republican and challenging sitting senator Maria Cantwell in the 2012 United States Senate election in Washington State. However, he exited the race due to fundraising concerns.
Yin's parents Eric and Harriet are immigrants from Hong Kong, and he is a native of Washington state. His wife is from Hong Kong, and the two met and fell in love there. Yin has three daughters, Kelsey, Katie and Kelly
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