Francis Choi

About Francis Choi

Birth Year: 1945
Birth Place: Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Residence: Hong Kong
Alma mater: University of Wales, Newport
Occupation: Founder and chairman of Early Light International (Holdings) Ltd.
Known for: Toy manufacturer, and property developer
Spouse(s): Lee Wai-lei
Children: 3
Chinese: 蔡志明
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Francis Choi

Francis Choi was born on 1945 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The "King of Toys," Francis Choi started Early Light International, now the world's largest toy-maker. He also owns a stake in Town Health International Medical Group, a healthcare chain, and serves as vice chairman of Regal Hotels International. Son Karson is married to model Irene Wang. His wealth is anchored by his sprawling portfolio of property in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
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In 1972, Choi was a 25-year-old toy salesman opened his first toy factory. Within five years, his Business had grown to 300 employees. He began his relationship with toy giant, Mattel, Inc. during his first decade in Business. Before long, his company was Manufacturing Snoopy merchandise for Mattel.


Choi is the founder and chairman of Early Light International (Holdings) Ltd., the largest manufacturer of toys in the world. He is nicknamed "the King of Toys". Choi is self-made, having started his professional life as a toy salesman, and is on the Forbes list of Hong Kong's 40 richest people, and No.564 in the world in 2011.

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