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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 Decrease US$16.3 billion (with brother, as of June 2015)[1]
Children Adam Kwok
Parent(s) 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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630 news items

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:05:33 -0700

They come less than a year after Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui were jailed for graft after Hui was found guilty of taking bribes from Kwok and Kwok's brother Raymond. While serving as chief ...
Ledger Gazette
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:11:15 -0700

They come less than a year after Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui were jailed for graft after Hui was found guilty of taking bribes from Kwok and Kwok's brother Raymond. As chief executive from ...

The Forecaster

The Forecaster
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:56:15 -0700

9/27 at 7:45 p.m. Kyle V. Albert, 28, of Williston, North Dakota, was arrested on Read Street by Officer Thomas Kwok on outstanding warrants from another agency. 9/28 at 4:25 a.m. Ralph E. Swider, 48, of Portland, was arrested on Elm Street by Officer ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 23:20:27 -0700

The Court of Appeal will also hear an SHKP veteran argue he should not have borne responsibility for a conspiracy to bribe Hui to the tune of HK$11 million because his bosses – jailed former co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and current chairman ...

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:24:51 -0800

Mr. Hui is the most senior official to have been found guilty of misconduct since Britain handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, while Thomas Kwok is a scion of one of the city's leading tycoon families, responsible for large swaths of the city's ...

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 ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:16:13 -0700

Jailed property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong has failed to secure bail and must remain behind bars while he challenges his conviction for paying former government No 2 Rafael Hui Si-yan HK$8.5 million in bribes. Almost three months into his five-year ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 03:21:21 -0700

The pair were found guilty in December of helping former SHKP co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong transfer multimillion-dollar bribes to Hui days before he became the city's No 2 official in 2005, in what turned out to be the highest-profile graft case ...

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