Lee Hsien Yang Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Son, Daughter, Family
Lee Hsien Yang is a Singaporean business executive who was previously a Brigadier-General in the Singapore Armed Forces.
Lee Hsien Yang Biography
Lee Hsien Yang (born 24 September 1957) is a Singaporean businessman. He is the son of Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore. His is also the younger brother of Lee Hsien Loong, the third prime minister of Singapore.
Lee Hsien Yang Age
Lee Hsien Yang is 66 years old.
Lee Hsien Yang Parents
Lee is the younger son of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and the younger brother of the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Lee Hsien Yang Height & Weight
Lee Hsien Yang Siblings
Lee and his sister, Lee Wei Ling, were embroiled in a dispute in 2017 with Lee Hsien Loong over their late father’s will with regard to the house at 38 Oxley Road. They “felt threatened by Lee Hsien Loong’s misuse of his position and influence over the Singapore government and its agencies to drive his personal agenda”.
They alleged that their brother thwarted the will of their father in order to use the house as a monument to milk his father’s legacy.
Lee Hsien Yang Nationality
Lee Hsien Yang is a Singaporean.
Lee Hsien Yang Education
Lee attended Catholic High School and National Junior College before graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge with a double first in engineering science under the President’s Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship awarded by the Public Service Commission.
He subsequently went on to complete a Master of Science degree in management at Stanford University.
Lee Hsien Yang Career
Lee served in command and staff positions in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and held the rank of Brigadier-General.
After leaving the Singapore Armed Forces, Lee became the CEO of SingTel and he left in 2007.
Lee stepped down as Chairman of CAAS on 1 July 2018, Mr Edmund Cheng Wai Wing takes over his position.
In September 2007, Fraser and Neave appointed Lee as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Designate with effect from 6 September 2007. Lee assumed the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and Consultant on 15 October 2007.
On 1 July 2009, Lee was appointed Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore by Minister for Transport Raymond Lim.
On 26 February 2013, it was announced that Lee had stepped down from the board of Fraser and Neave.
Lee has held other positions: Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Singapore Exchange; Independent Director of the Islamic Bank of Asia, and the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited; Member of the Governing Board of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Member of the Board of Asia Pacific Investment; Chairman of Republic Polytechnic; Member of the International Advisory Board of Rolls-Royce Holdings.
Lee stepped down as Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore on 1 July 2018.
Although in 2006, Lee said that he has “no great interest to pursue a career in politics”, he joined the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) led by the former Member of Parliament (MP) Tan Cheng Bock, on 24 June 2020, claiming that the People’s Action Party (PAP) has “lost its way”, and that it is no longer the PAP of its “founding principles that Lee Kuan Yew had envisioned”. The PSP was one of the opposition parties that ran in the 2020 Singaporean general election against the PAP, which is led by Lee’s elder brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Lee ultimately decided not to run as a candidate for the 2020 general election, stating that “Singapore doesn’t need another Lee”.
In 2023, Lee hinted in a phone call interview from Europe on running for President of Singapore, which is held that year. However, it has been cited that he may not meet the eligibility requirements due to ongoing police investigations against him and his wife, Lim Suet Fern, over allegedly giving false evidence in the proceedings over his father Lee Kuan Yew’s will.
Lee Hsien Yang Wife
Lee is married to lawyer Lim Suet Fern, the daughter of economist Lim Chong Yah. She is the founder and managing partner of Stamford Law Corporation and a former president of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
Lee Hsien Yang Children (Son and Daughter)
The couple have three sons: Li Shengwu, Li Huanwu, and Li Shaowu. Their eldest son, Li Shengwu, is currently serving as Assistant Professor in Economics at Harvard University.
He graduated from Balliol College of the University of Oxford as the top student in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme in 2009., with a MPhil degree in Economics from Oxford in 2011, and a PhD degree from Stanford University in 2016.
Li Huanwu came out as gay in July 2018. He married his partner, Heng Yirui, in South Africa on 24 May 2019.
Lee Hsien Yang Net Worth
Lee Hsien Yang has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
|Name||Lee Hsien Yang|
|Date of Birth||24 September 1957|
|Wife||Lim Suet Fern|
|Net Worth||$5 million|