Pollyanna Chu

About Pollyanna Chu

Birth Year: 1958
Birth Place: Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Native name: 朱李月華
Residence: Hong Kong
Alma mater: Golden Gate University
Occupation: CEO of Kingston Financial Group CEO of Golden Resorts Group Chairman of Sincere Watch
Spouse(s): Nicholas Chu
Children: 1 Kingston Chu

Pollyanna Chu Net Worth

Pollyanna Chu was bornon 1958 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The city's most prominent woman deal-maker, entrepreneur and billionaire, Chu could easily have stepped into her family's hotel and casino business. Or, like many of her peers, made a fortune in the city's lucrative real estate market. Instead she decided to bet on the region's growing capital markets and launched Kingston Financial Group in 1992. Her wealth has tripled in just the past two years. In 2016 FORBES ranked her at No. 42 on the list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Leveraging her personal network, the city's proximity to China and a more liberal stock market regime, Chu built Kingston into a financial powerhouse that competes with the Morgan Stanleys and Goldman Sachs of the world for local business. Named for her only son, Kingston boasts a market capitalization of $6 billion; she owns 74.6%.
Pollyanna Chu is a member of Finance and Investments

💰 Net worth: $2.9 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2013 $1 Billion
2014 $1.6 Billion
2015 $1.55 Billion
2016 $3.1 Billion
2017 $4.9 Billion
2018 $7.08 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1958

In 1958 Chu was born as Yuet Wah Lee in Hong Kong. Her Father was Wai Man Lee. She grew up in Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

1992


Following success in California real estate, they founded Kingston Financial in 1992. The company was named after their son. Chu served as Managing Director, but co-ran Kingston Financial with her husband. The company initially focused on IPO distribution and mergers and acquisitions, finding particular success in 2010 as a top five firm in the latter pursuit.

1997


In 1997 she was "fined...for working as an unregistered dealer." Chu was accused of market manipulation in 2003 by the Securities and Futures Commission.

2008

Chu was given the "Outstanding Chinese Prize" in 2008. In 2012, Forbes Asia listed her as one of their "Women In The Mix", their #35 Power Woman of 2017, their #549 'Billionaire' of 2016, and their #16 out of 'Hong Kong's 50 Richest' in 2016.

2012

In July, 2012, she was named chairwoman of Franck Muller's Asia-Pacific operations.

2015

She married her husband, Nicholas who she met while studying in San Francisco. She has one child named Kingston, who was born in San Francisco, but raised in Hong Kong. In Nov 2015, her son Kingston celebrated his wedding with Kelly Lo in Hong Kong.

2016

As of 2016, Chu is the CEO and Executive Director of Kingston Financial Group Limited. As of 2016, she is the biggest shareholder and CEO of Kingston Financial. According to Bloomberg's League Tables, in 2016, Kingston Financial is ranked the 1st as the leading Placing Agent and Underwriter in Hong Kong with 47 issues. The Group is also ranked the 3rd M&A Financial Adviser in Hong Kong with 22 deals.