Henry Sy Biography – Henry Sy Wiki
Henry Sy full name Henry Tan Chi Sieng Sy Sr., was a Chinese-Filipino business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.
He completed his secondary education in a school now known as Chiang Kai Shek College and earned his Associate of Arts degree in Commercial Studies at Far Eastern University in 1950.
He founded the SM Group and stepped down as chairman of his holding firm in 2017, assuming the title of “chairman emeritus.” From 2017, he was Chairman Emeritus of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., SM Development Corporation, and Highlands Prime, Inc., BDO Unibank, Inc., and Honorary Chairman of China Banking Corporation.
Sy opened the first ShoeMart store in 1958 and has since evolved into a dynamic group of companies with three lines of businesses – retail, banking, and property.
Henry Sy Age
He was born on October 25, 1924 in Fujian, Republic of China. He died on January 19, 2019 in Manila, Philippines aged 94.
Henry Sy Wife
Sy was married to his wife, Felicidad Tan-Sy, a pious Catholic and supporter of the Church.
Henry Sy Children
He had six children: Teresita Sy-Coson, Elizabeth, Henry Jr., Hans, Harley and Herbert. All the six children work for the family business empire.
Henry Sy Grandchildren
His known grandchildren includee Teresita Sy-Coson who is Harley T. Sy’s daughter, granddaughter Nicole Coson via Teresita “Tessie” Sy – Coson who is the BDO Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of SM Investment Corporation. Grandson Howard Sy started his own venture, StorageMart, a self-storage company in Makati, Philippines.
Henry Sy Family
He was born to Henry H. Sy and Tan O Sia. He married to his wife, Felicidad Tan-Sy and they had six children.
Henry Sy Net worth
He had an estimated net worth of US$19.1 billion.
Henry Sy Death
He died on January 19, 2019 in Manila, Philippines aged 94. His death was confirmed by SM group in a statement: “Henry Sy… passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning. There are no further details at the moment.”
Henry Sy’s family said in a separate statement: “We are truly grateful for the outpouring of sympathy on the passing of our father, Henry Sy, Sr. May we respectfully ask for privacy today to give the family time to reflect and to finalize arrangements.”
Henry Sy Cause of Death
Henry Sy’s cause of death has not been revealed.