William Connor, II. was bornon 1949 in United States. Father started William E. Connor & Associates in 1949 in Tokyo as a buying agency for Western retailers. Son, "Chip," began working summers there at age 12. Took over in the early 1980s and bought out family, moving headquarters to Hong Kong in 1985. With offices in 20 countries, company handles everything from garments and home textiles to furniture, toys and stationery.
03 billion, he had previously been ranked as high as 359 on the Forbes 400 in 2011
Connor moved the company's headquarters to Hong Kong in 1985
Connor started working for his father's company aged 12 and took charge of the company in the early 1980s after buying out other family members
Connor & Associates in Japan in 1949 after the Second World War