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Thomas Fung Wing-fat simplified Chinese: 冯永发; traditional Chinese: 馮永發 (1951-) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He is the eldest son of Fung King Hey, the legendary founder of Sun Hung Kai (SHK) Finance in Hong Kong. He is the founder of the Fairchild Group, a 350 million-dollar media and real estate empire, the builder of Asian-theme shopping malls and Chinese-language television networks and radio stations. Time Magazine (Canadian edition) named him one of the most influential people in Canada. In 2011, he received an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia.
Fung is married to Amy Chan and has one son, Joseph (b. 1982), who works in Hong Kong.His brother Tony Fung Wing Cheung is Chairman of Yu Ming Property Management Limited and served as Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. His sister Rita Fung was married to David Ho, founder of the defunct Harmony Airways.
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Fung spent most of his teen years in Hong Kong, emigrating to Canada in 1967. He graduated from Magee High School in Vancouver. He took baking courses in Japan during his 20s. When he returned to Vancouver in 1984, he founded the first of four Saint Germain Bakery outlets. During the 1970s, Fung studied film-making on the side at New York University when he was sent to New York City to train at the Merrill Lynch brokerage firm. Then he went back to Hong Kong, staying 10 years and starting a film-production company, an advertising agency and a public relations firm. He was also worked for his father at Sun Hung Kai & Co.. Thomas Fung is his son, his is studying in YCIS now.
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