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Kwok Ping-kwong, Thomas
Chinese: 郭炳江; pinyin: Guō Bǐngjiāng
Thomas Kwok.png
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.

External links[edit]


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528 news items

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South China Morning Post (subscription)
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:52:15 -0800

The Occupy Central movement has caused business to decline at the Ritz-Carlton and Sun Hung Kai Properties' other hotels by as much as 10 per cent, company co-chairman Thomas Kwok said yesterday. He and his brother Raymond Kwok, co-chairmen ...
 
Hong Kong Standard
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:44:33 -0800

The defense lawyer for Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman, Thomas Kwok Ping Kwong, told the High Court on Monday that there was no reason for the businessman to bribe former chief secretary, Rafael Hui Si-yan, since it was impossible for any ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:54:54 -0800

It was against this backdrop, the defence argument goes, that Thomas Kwok was driven to keep from Walter Kwok - then SHKP chairman until he was unseated in 2008 - his promise to grant Hui HK$30 million and the rent-free use of two posh Leighton Hill ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:15:00 -0800

Fellow co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong earlier told the jury he paid the HK$8.5 million in the run up to Hui's appointment as chief secretary in 2005, pursuant to an oral consultancy agreement he had with Hui. The two Kwoks are alleged to have ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:07:30 -0800

Thomas Kwok, 63, faces three counts including conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. Chan, 68, and Kwan ...

Bloomberg

Bloomberg
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:15:22 -0800

Billionaire Thomas Kwok said that Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have hurt revenue at Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16)'s hotels and bookings for coming months are weaker than a year earlier. The Ritz-Carlton's revenue was about 10 percent below ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:37:30 -0800

Thomas Kwok, 63, faces three counts including conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. Chan, 68, and ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0800

If bribery was intended, Clare Montgomery QC doubted her client, Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, would have used detectable means such as cheques to pay Hui, the High Court heard. She also reminded the nine-strong ...
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