Michael Chiang

About Michael Chiang

Birth Day: October 27, 1955
Birth Place: Taiwan
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Organization: MediaCorp, TheatreWorks

Michael Chiang Net Worth

Michael Chiang was bornon October 27, 1955 in Taiwan. Michael Chiang chairs TPK Holdings, a supplier of touchscreens for mobile phones and tablet computers. The company's shares lost more than 40% in the past year as it tried not very successfully to expand its business beyond Apple, a significant customer, to new customers and new products like wearable computing. Sales in the first quarter of 2014 fell 36% to $887 million. Chiang is the son of a rice farmer and a survivor of the cutthroat electronics business that began in the 1970s.
Michael Chiang is a member of Technology

💰 Net worth: $1.55 Billion

2011 $1.5 Billion
2012 $1.1 Billion
2013 $1.55 Billion
2018 $1.55 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1960

Born in Muar, Malaysia to a schoolteacher and housewife, Chiang came to Singapore at the age of 11 and attended the Anglo-Chinese School, where he was placed in the care of his eldest brother Dr Chiang Hai Ding. He is the youngest of seven siblings, including an adopted younger sister. As a child, he made frequent visits to the cinema, and developed a taste for the Hong Kong classics of the 1960s.

1984

Chiang's foray into playwriting began in 1984, when he was an entertainment Journalist and Editor for The Sunday Times. He was invited to submit a light-hearted play for the Singapore Arts Festival's Bumboat production because he wrote humour columns for the newspaper. The result, Beauty Box, about beauty queens and shopping malls, was savaged by critics but popular with audiences.

1985

Chiang followed this up with Love & Belachan (1985), which starred Lim Kay Tong and Jacintha Abisheganaden, and a book about life in National Service, titled Army Daze. The book was so popular that he was convinced by TheatreWorks to do a stage version of it in 1987. Nine years later, Army Daze was adapted into a movie.

1988

In 1988, singer-songwriter Dick Lee approached Chiang to write a Singapore musical. With Lee's title and opening number, Chiang wrote Beauty World, which toured internationally. Like Army Daze, it has been restaged a number of times, including a made-for-television version in 1998. It will be restaged in November 2015 at the Victoria Theatre, with Lee directing the musical.

1990

From 1990 to 2009, Chiang was the editorial Director of Mediacorp Publishing, which publishes 8 Days. The Playwright of Army Daze (1987) and Beauty World (1988), Chiang had his plays were collected in and published as Private Parts and Other Playthings in 1994 by Landmark Books and Play Things in 2014.

1992

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with majors in English Literature, Chinese Studies and Philosophy. In 1992, Chiang became a Singapore citizen.

2013

In July 2013, Chiang returned to the stage with his first production in 14 years, High Class, which was staged at the Drama Centre Theatre, followed by a rerun of Army Daze. Chiang also wrote the screenplay for Our Sister Mambo which was released in July 2015 to celebrate Cathay Organisation's 80th anniversary.

2014

In October 2014, Chiang began his stint as editorial Director of The A List, the National Arts Council's fortnightly arts magazine.

2015

In 2015, Army Daze was selected by The Business Times as one of the "finest plays in 50 years" alongside productions by Goh Poh Seng, Kuo Pao Kun and Alfian Sa'at and others.