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Douglas Hsu & family

Douglas Hsu & family’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.28 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Taipei, Taiwan
Country: Taiwan
BirthDay: 8 March 1930
Sigh: Aries
Children: 3
Education: Master of Arts, Notre Dame University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Notre Dame University

Douglas Hsu & family was bornon 8 March 1930 in Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan. Douglas Hsu & family is #1782 in List Billionaires People In The World. Douglas Hsu chairs the Far Eastern Group, a conglomerate that his father started in 1940 as an underwear supplier. The company moved to Taiwan in 1949 when it was split from the mainland by civil war. Far Eastern's businesses include Far EasTone Telecommunications, U-Ming Marine Transport, Everest Textile, Asia Cement and Oriental Union Chemical. Hsu, who obtained a bachelor's and masters degree at the University of Notre Dame, is an emeritus trustee.


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His wife, Catherine, known as Sian, died on 21 May 2011, after falling from the roof of the building where they lived on East 84th Street in New York City


In 2010, he was appointed Minister for Civil Society and married Lady Clare Kerr


Hurd is currently a member of the Top Level Group of UK Parliamentarians for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation, established in October 2009


Crime Concern merged with young people's charity Rainer in 2008 to become Catch22


The Hon Thomas Hurd was appointed OBE in 2006, and is married with five children


Hurd's eldest son, Nick Hurd, is also a Conservative politician and was elected Member of Parliament for Ruislip Northwood and Pinner at the May 2005 general election


His third son, The Hon Alexander Hurd, married Sarah Wells in 2004 and they have three children


(From 2001 to 2016 this constituency was represented by the former Leader of the Conservative Party and former British prime minister, David Cameron


He became a member of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords in February 1999, and in September 1999 he was appointed High Steward of Westminster Abbey, reflecting his long active membership of the Church of England


He was Chairman of the judging panel for the 1998 Booker Prize for Fiction


In December 1997, Hurd was appointed Chairman of British Invisibles (now renamed International Financial Services London or IFSL)


After his retirement as Foreign Secretary, he remained a key supporter of John Major, and kept a range of active political involvements as well as taking on some business appointments, most notably as a Deputy Chairman of NatWest Markets and a Board Director of NatWest Group, posts he held from October 1995-99


In November 1994, after an application for Judicial Review brought by the World Development Movement, the High Court of Justice held that the British Foreign Secretary, Douglas Hurd's actions were ultra vires [outside his legal powers and therefore unlawful] by allocating £234 million towards the funding of the dam, on the grounds that it was not of economic or humanitarian benefit to the Malaysian people


Hurd was a signatory of the Maastrict Treaty establishing the European Union in 1992


Building work began in 1991 with money from the British foreign aid budget


Hurd welcomed a reunified Germany into the European political community in 1990


On 26 October 1989, Hurd moved to the Foreign Office, succeeding John Major, whose rapid rise through the Cabinet saw him become Chancellor of the Exchequer in the wake of Nigel Lawson's resignation


After the 1983 election Thatcher moved Hurd to the Home Office, but just over a year later he was promoted to Cabinet rank, succeeding James Prior as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland


In 1982 Hurd married Judy Smart, his former parliamentary secretary, who was 19 years his junior


)Hurd was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office upon the Conservative victory in the 1979 general election and remained in that post for the duration of the Parliament


Hurd was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1974 and Companion of Honour in the 1996 New Year Honours


He was posted to China, the United States and Italy, before leaving the service in 1966 to enter politics as a member of the Conservative Party


In 1960, he married his first wife Tatiana, daughter of Major Arthur Eyre MBE, and their union produced three sons


Hurd attended Twyford School and Eton College, where he was a King's Scholar and won the Newcastle Scholarship in 1947


Douglas Hurd was born in 1930 in the market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire


His uncle, Sir Archibald Hurd, was a leading Fleet Street shipping correspondent, who became a Freeman Honoris Causa of the Shipwrights' Company in 1922 and was knighted in 1928

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