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Francis Choi

Date of Birth:


Country of Birth:


Country of Residence:

Hong Kong

Source of Wealth:

Toys and Real Estate

Marrital Status:

Married to Irene Wang



Francis Choi Net Worth USD: $6,270,000,000 - $6,930,000,000

2020 Mean Estimate USD:


Francis Choi Biography

Francis Choi Chee-ming was born in Guangdong Province China, but was brought up in Hong Kong. His first job was as a toy salesman, then in 1972 when just 25 years old, he founded Early Light International and opened his first toy factory. Almost straight away it was a success, and forged a relationship with Mattel, manufacturing Snoopy merchandise for the toy giant. Early Light has subsequently become the largest toy maker in the world, and earned Choi the nickname the King of Toys.

As well as chairman of Early Light international, Francis Choi owns luxury watch retailer Halewinner, stakes in Regal Hotels International and a vast array of property throughout Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China including Hong Kong’s Kowloon City Plaza.

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