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Crazy Rich Asians

Welcome to Tuesday Titans - today we wanted to profile Kevin Kwan is an American novelist best known for his satirical novels Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.

In 2014, Kwan was named as one of the "Five Writers to Watch" on the list of Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors published by The Hollywood Reporter.

In 2018, Kwan made Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people and was inducted into The Asian Hall of Fame, a project of the Robert Chinn Foundation established in 2004.

The author whose book Crazy Rich Asians was adapted into a box office hit is wanted by Singapore for failing to report for military service, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Kevin Kwan, 44, did not register for national service (NS) in 1990 despite being sent notices, the ministry said.

He later applied twice to renounce his citizenship, but was rejected as he had not first served NS.

He could face up to three years in jail if he returns to Singapore.

All Singaporean men over 18 have to undertake two years of national service (NS) with either the armed forces, the police or the civil defence force.

Kevin moved to the states when he was 11 so it seems extreme that he should serve military service - but thems the brakes! However we consider Kevin a total Titan for his amazing rise to success!


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