Veronica Chou

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Veronica Chou
Born1984 (age 34–35)[1]
Hawaii, US
ResidenceLondon, Beijing, and Hong Kong
NationalityChinese and American
EducationUniversity of Southern California
OccupationBusinesswoman
TitlePresident, Iconix China Group and Novel Fashion Holdings
Spouse(s)Evgeny Klyucharev
Children2 sons
Parent(s)Silas Chou

Veronica Chou (Chinese: 曹穎惠; pinyin: Cáo Yǐnghuì; born 1984) is a Hong Kong businesswoman.

Early life[edit]

Chou was born in Hawaii,[1] the eldest daughter of Silas Chou, a Hong Kong billionaire, active in the fashion sector.[2] She grew up in Hong Kong.[1] She went to high school in the US, and studied communications and business at the University of Southern California.[2][1]

Career[edit]

Chou is president of Iconix China Group and Novel Fashion Holdings, companies founded by her father.[3][4][1]

Personal life[edit]

On 16 November 2012, Chou married the Russian businessman Evgeny Klyucharev, with 1,500 guests in a custom-built Russian palace at Wan Chai's Grand Hyatt hotel.[2][4][1] Guests included Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, David Tang, Bruce Rockowitz and Timothy Fok.[4] He friends include Princess Beatrice.[5]

They were born on the same day.[4] They have homes in London and Beijing, and when in Hong Kong, stay at a serviced apartment in the Four Seasons hotel.[1] They have twin boys.[6]

In November 2017, during a three-day case at London's Blackfriars Crown Court, Chou and Klyucharev had accused their chauffeur, Irfan Zayee, of stealing a £167,000 diamond ring, but dropped the charges and refused to give evidence after Zayee alleged that Klyucharev "often spent £5,000 a night on prostitutes and the party drug GHB".[5][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sebag-Montefiore, Clarissa (4 April 2014). "Heiress Veronica Chou on her Beijing 'courtyard house in the sky'". The Financial Times. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Daughter of a Dynasty: Meet Veronica Chou". harpersbazaar.com. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Silas Chouis One of the 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry". businessoffashion.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Textile heiress Veronica Chou and Russian beau wed in style". scmp.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b Johnston, Neil (7 November 2017). "Russian tycoon drops stolen gem charges over prostitute and drugs publicity". The Times. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Veronica Chou Profile - Hong Kong Tatler". Hong Kong Tatler. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Russian tycoon drops £167k diamond ring theft charge after alleged robber exposes his sordid lifestyle". thelondoneconomic.com. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Jeweler claims billionaire heiress tricked him into returning $222K diamond". nypost.com. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.