Bachelor in Mathematics & Computer Science, University Cambridge, England, 1974. Master of Arts in Public Administration, Harvard University, 1980.
With Singapore Armed Forces, 1971—1984. Elected Member of Parliament, Teck Ghee, since 1984. Minister State of Trade and Industry, Defense, 1985-1990.
Deputy prime minister Republic of Singapore, 1990—2004, minister trade & industry, 1990-1992, chairman minister finance committee, since 1994, prime minister, since 2004.
Brigadier general Singapore Armed Forces, 1971-1984.
Married Ming Yang Wong, 1978 (deceased 1982). Married Ching Ho, 1985. 4 children.