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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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1849 news items

 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:48:45 -0700

Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong has used his eldest brother as a "convenient scapegoat" in the trial that accuses him of bribing former government No 2 Rafael Hui Si-yan, according to prosecutors. David Perry QC, the lead ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Prosecutors say Chan acted as a bagman for bribes from his bosses, SHKP co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen. The High Court heard yesterday what HK$10 million meant to the long-time SHKP aide. Chan drew an ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:52:30 -0700

Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong still owes the company's executive director Thomas Chan Kui-yuen HK$2 million, which was part of a sum Kwok asked Chan to pay former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan in 2005, the High ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:32:31 -0700

Thomas Kwok, 63, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. Chan, 67, and ...

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South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:55:00 -0700

"Maybe he thought Raymond Kwok Ping-luen and I were not cultured enough" to take part in the project, Thomas Kwok said. His brother "went around the world to visit a lot of museums", he said. "Of course we were happy because … he would trouble us less.
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:55:55 -0700

Property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong told his graft trial that he wanted his mother to reimburse him HK$18 million, which included sums that the prosecution said were used to bribe former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan. But Kwok could not bring ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:42:54 -0700

Thomas Kwok, 63, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. SHKP ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:37:56 -0700

The trial is examining whether HK$34 million worth of cash and inducements Thomas Kwok and younger brother Raymond Kwok Ping-luen gave former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan were bribes or consultancy fees hidden from Walter Kwok. He is not a ...
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