Founder of Manager Media Group and leader of People's Alliance for Democracy
Place of Birth: Sukhothai
Date of Birth: Fri, 07-Nov-1947
Family Background: Hainanese Thai
- Assumption School, Bangkok
- BA, UCLA, USA
- MA, Utah State University, USA
- 1973: Parchathipatai newspaper
- 1976: Found Advanced Media Group
- 1979: Found Karawek Co., Ltd.
- 1982: Found Phoojatkarn (Manager) which evolved into the Manager Group
- 1992: Started Wireless Communication Service (WCS)
- 2001-04: Started a TV talkshow, "Thailand Weekly"
- 2005-06: Hosted outdoor talkshows throughout at Thammasat University, in Lumphini Park and upcountry. His broadcasts/protests later became the core of the People's Alliance for Democracy calling for Thaksin ouster. The movement eventually led to a military coup that toppled Thaksin on September 19, 2006.
Honorary doctorate (Hartwick University)
Marital Status: married to Chanthip with a son, Chittanart