As Founder and President of Prince of Peace Enterprises, Inc. and the POP’s Foundation, Mr. Kenneth Yeung has enjoyed many successful business ventures, as well as laboring in many more non-profit activities.
Born and raised in China, until the age of 11, Mr. Yeung left his hometown of Chao Zhou with his elder brother to live with their grandparents in Hong Kong. The need to survive in a different environment and on his own, forced him to realize the importance of working hard early on. His academic excellence earned him acceptance into the University of San Francisco in 1969 and graduated with a bachelors in social sciences. Two years later he completed the master’s program at the University of Hawaii, in international social policies.
In 1985, Mr. Yeung sold his house and used all his savings to start his first company, Prince of Peace Enterprises, Inc., which is now headquartered in Hayward, CA. The company markets the renown Prince of Peace ginseng & tea products, retained exclusive rights to distribute Tiger Balm, as well as other health related products, and it quickly grew in the United States and abroad.
Although the POP’s Foundation was founded in 1994, Mr. Yeung was a pioneer in helping more than 100 U.S. families adopt from China since the early 1980s. With the encouragement and support of his own family, Mr. Yeung began to fulfill a long time dream to start an orphanage in China. After years of hard work and research, the Prince of Peace Children’s Home was established in 2003 to provide a loving environment for abandoned or orphaned children with special needs. The Prince of Peace Children’s Home was the first foreign-built orphanage in China.
In the local community, Mr. Yeung has raised funds for many natural disaster relief efforts for the United States, China, Taiwan and many Southeast Asian countries. He also serves as the honorary president of the Herb Trade Association of Northern California and the Northern California Teo Chew Community Center. His love for God has also prompted him to start Showers of Blessings, USA, which is a global Chinese Christian radio/TV network program. Mr. Yeung has received many community service awards and honors. In 2005, he was one of the few representatives invited to attend the 10th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in China. Recently, Mr. Yeung was honored with the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by the Singapore American Business Association, the “Community Hero Award” by the World Journal, and the “China Charity Award” by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the Chinese Government.