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Full Name Ong Ye Kung
Date of Birth November 15, 1969
Age 54 years, 3 months, 28 days
Birthplace Singapore
Country Singapore
Horoscope Scorpio

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Ong Ye Kung Biography

Ong Ye Kung is one of the most popular and richest Politician who was born on November 15, 1969 in Singapore, Singapore.

Ong’s father, Ong Lian Teng, was a Barisan Sosialis politician who was a Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang from 1963 to 1966, when he resigned to protest the “undemocratic acts” of the PAP government. In an interview with The Straits Times in 2011, Ong noted that his father (who died in 2009) had been fully supportive of his decision to become involved in politics as a member of the PAP despite his own past involvement in opposition politics in Singapore.

Ong Ye Kung MP (born 15 November 1969) is a Singaporean politician serving as Minister of Education since 2018. A member of the governing People’s Action Party, he was the Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) serving with Ng Chee Meng (Schools) since 2015 before it was merged back into a single ministerial portfolio. He has also been a Member Of Parliament (MP) for Sembawang GRC since 2015.

Ong was educated at Maris Stella High School and Raffles Junior College, before going on to the London School of Economics where he completed a BSc (Econ) degree in 1991. In 1999, he completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.

NameOng Ye Kung
First NameOng
Last NameKung
OccupationPolitician
BirthdayNovember 15
Birth Year1969
Place of BirthSingapore
Home Town
Birth CountrySingapore
Birth SignScorpio
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FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseDiana Kuik Sin Leng
Children(s)Not Available

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From 2002 to 2004, Ong was the Principal Private Secretary to Singapore’s then Deputy Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, who was then Finance Minister and later became PM.

Ong Ye Kung Net Worth

Ong Ye Kung is one of the richest Politician from Singapore. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Ong Ye Kung's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomePolitician
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Ong was the Chief Executive of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency from 2005 to 2008. Following that, Ong joined the NTUC as Assistant Secretary-General.

Following the general election, Ong continued to work at the NTUC. He became the NTUC’s Deputy Secretary-General in June 2011 and was elected into the NTUC’s Central Committee later that year. He then left NTUC to move to the private sector from 2013-2015.

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From 1993 to 1999, Ong served in the Ministry of Communications., during the late Ong Teng Cheong’s presidential term. Ong then served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry from 2000 to 2003 as Director of Trade and Deputy Chief Negotiator for the Singapore-US Free Trade Agreement, which was signed in May 2003.

In 2015, Ong contested as a PAP candidate in the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency at the 2015 general election. Sembawang GRC was considered a ‘safer’ ward for his election. His team won, and he became a Member of the Parliament.

Who is Ong Ye Kung Dating?

According to our records, Ong Ye Kung married to Diana Kuik Sin Leng. As of February 1, 2024, Ong Ye Kung’s is not dating anyone.

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In 2011, Ong contested as part of the 5-member PAP team led by Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo in the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC). His team was defeated by the Workers’ Party team led by the party’s Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang, marking the first occasion in Singapore’s history in which the PAP lost an election in a GRC.

Facts & Trivia

Ong Ranked on the list of most popular Politician. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Singapore. Ong Ye Kung celebrates birthday on November 15 of every year.

In 2017, Ong moved a Bill in Parliament to confer Singapore University of Social Sciences autonomous status.

Who is Ong Ye Kung related to?

Ong is married to Diana Kuik Sin Leng, the daughter of real estate magnate Kuik Ah Han. They have two daughters.

Who is Ong Ye Kung wife?

Diana Kuik Sin Leng

Who is education minister of Singapore?

The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Education, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore. The incumbent minister is Chan Chun Sing.

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49 years (December 18, 1972)

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Chan is married with a daughter and two sons. He is fluent in three of the four official languages of Singapore: English, Mandarin and Malay.

Key Events

  1. Ong's father, Ong Lian Teng, was a Barisan Sosialis politician who was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Bukit Panjang SMC from 22 October 1963 to 8 August 1965 and then as Member of Parliament from 9 August 1965 till 5 December 1966, when he resigned to protest the "undemocratic acts" of the PAP government..

  2. Ong Ye Kung (Chinese: 王乙康; pinyin: Wáng Yǐkāng; born 15 November 1969) is a Singaporean politician and former civil servant who has been serving as Minister for Health since 2021..

  3. Ong attended Maris Stella High School and Raffles Junior College before graduating from the London School of Economics in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. .

  4. Ong started his career working in the Ministry of Communications between 1993 and 1999..

  5. In 1999, he completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. .

  6. He served as Director of Trade in the Ministry of Trade and Industry between 2000 and 2003 and was the Deputy Chief Negotiator for the Singapore–United States Free Trade Agreement signed in May 2003..

  7. He was also the principal private secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong between 2002 and 2004. .

  8. He was Principal Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong between 2002 and 2004..

  9. Ong also served as the chief executive officer of the Workforce Development Agency between 2005 and 2008..

  10. Following the 2011 general election, Ong continued to work at the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and became Deputy Secretary-General in June 2011..

  11. In the 2011 general election, Ong contested in Aljunied GRC as part of a five-member People's Action Party (PAP) team led by George Yeo..

  12. He made his political debut in the 2011 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Aljunied GRC but lost to the Worker's Party where the PAP team obtained 45.28% of the valid votes..

  13. In an interview with The Straits Times in 2011, Ong noted that his father (who died in 2009) had been fully supportive of his decision to become involved in politics as a member of the PAP despite his own past involvement in opposition politics in Singapore..

  14. In 2013, he left the NTUC and became Director of Group Strategy at Keppel Corporation..

  15. Before becoming Minister for Health, he was Minister for Education between 2015 and 2020, serving alongside Ng Chee Meng between 2015 and 2018, and Minister for Transport between 2020 and 2021..

  16. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Sembawang Central division of Sembawang GRC since 2015..

  17. He contested again in the 2015 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Sembawang GRC and won where the PAP team obtained 72.28% of the valid votes. .

  18. In the 2015 general election, Ong joined as part of the five-member PAP team contesting in Sembawang GRC, which was considered 'safer' for him..

  19. On 1 October 2015, Ong was appointed Senior Minister of State for Defence and Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills)..

  20. On 1 November 2016, he was promoted to Second Minister for Defence while concurrently holding the portfolio of Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) alongside Ng Chee Meng, who was Minister for Education (Schools)..

  21. In 2017, Ong moved a Bill in Parliament to confer the Singapore University of Social Sciences autonomous status..

  22. On 1 May 2018, the two Education portfolios were merged into a single one; Ong took over the single portfolio as Minister for Education, Ong had also relinquished his Second Minister of Defence portfolio at the same time. .

  23. From 2020 to 2021, he is also a co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce set up by the government to manage Singapore's handling response to the COVID-19 pandemic. .

  24. On 27 July 2020, Ong relinquished his portfolio as Minister for Education and succeeded Khaw Boon Wan as Minister for Transport, as well as the Anchor Minister of Sembawang GRC. .

  25. In the lead-up to the 2020 general election, Ong was widely seen as one of the three leading candidates (alongside Heng Swee Keat and Chan Chun Sing) to succeed Lee Hsien Loong as Prime Minister of Singapore..

  26. On 23 April 2021, Ong was appointed co-chair of the multi-ministerial committee formed on 22 January 2020 to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore..

  27. Following a Cabinet reshuffle on 15 May 2021, Ong relinquished his portfolio as Minister for Transport and succeeded Gan Kim Yong as Minister for Health. .