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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Kwok.
Kwok Ping-kwong, Thomas
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Born 1951 (age 63–64)
Portuguese Macau
Residence Hong Kong
Education London Business School
Imperial College
Occupation Former joint-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties
Net worth US$ 17.0 billion (with brothers, as of March 2010)[1]
Children Adam Kwok
Parents Kwok Tak Seng (father)
Kwong Siu-hing (mother)
Relatives brothers: Walter, Raymond

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong SBS, JP (Chinese: 郭炳江; pinyin: Guō Bǐngjiāng; Cantonese Yale: Gwok Bínggōng; born 1951 in Portuguese Macau) was 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]

Arrest and conviction[edit]

The two brothers were arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption on bribery charges in March 2012.[5][6] They were accused of bribing Rafael Hui, the former Chief Secretary for Administration from 2005 to 2007, to be their "eyes and ears in government" in a case said to highlight "the cozy relationship between the city's powerful developers and government".[7] In December 2014, Thomas Kwok was convicted of "conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office," while his brother Raymond was cleared of all charges. Thomas was sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $500,000. Rafael Hui, Sun Hung Kai executive Thomas Chan and businessman Francis Kwan were also jailed.[8] After the verdict was announced, Kwok stated his immediate resignation as chairman, managing director and executive director of Sun Hung Kai and said he would appeal the conviction.[7]

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.[9]


  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. ^ a b Lee, Yimou; Ko, Lizzie (19 December 2014). "Hong Kong former official, property tycoon guilty in graft case". Reuters. 
  8. ^ Law, Stuart (23 December 2014). "Rafael Hui jailed for seven-and-a-half years; Thomas Kwok locked up for five years". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions The A-HED. By JONATHAN CHENG. Wall Street Journal. APRIL 14, 2009.

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South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:04:11 -0800

Disgraced former top government official Rafael Hui Si-yan and fallen property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong began serving true prison time yesterday as details of their first week behind bars emerged. The pair, who were sentenced to prison last week ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:17:57 -0800

Jailed property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong filed an appeal yesterday against his conviction for having illegally paid former government No 2 Rafael Hui Si-yan HK$8.5 million. Kwok's lawyers submitted the application 10 days after a landmark verdict ...

Hong Kong Standard

Hong Kong Standard
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0800

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong looks in good physical shape in maximum- security Stanley Prison but feels lonely. That was the word from the 63-year- old's son, Adam Kwok Kai-fai, who visited the prison yesterday morning with uncle Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, ...

Financial Times

Financial Times
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:48:07 -0800

Just weeks after the streets were cleared of protesters, the trial of Raymond and Thomas Kwok, alongside three others, rocked the city. Raymond was cleared of all four charges, and Thomas of two. But Thomas was found guilty of one count of bribing an ...

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:12:53 -0800

Mother knows best when it comes to running the world's second-largest real estate company. That's one conclusion from the graft trial of Hong Kong's billionaire Kwok brothers, which ended just before Christmas with Thomas Kwok jailed for five years for ...

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:28:29 -0800

The recent court decision bars Thomas Kwok from taking a company directorship for five years, which is the same length as his full prison sentence. Li said Kwok is not a director of Aspac. He did not have details about the directors of Mecca Holdings ...

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:09:31 -0800

The sentencing draws to a close one of Hong Kong's most visible corruption trials. Former chief secretary Rafael Hui, 66 years old, is the highest official to be convicted since the city's return to China in 1997. The ruling also knocked Thomas Kwok ...


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:32:18 -0800

Two Hong Kong billionaire brothers learned their different fates on Friday. Thomas Kwok was found guilty of conspiracy and immediately taken into custody, while Raymond Kwok was found not guilty and let go. Thomas, who was convicted of one count of ...

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