The eldest child of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew andLittle PM Lee Hsien Loong with Mr & Mrs Lee Kuan Yew
Kwa Geok Choo, Lee was born in Singapore on 10 February 1952. 

In Lee Kuan Yew’s biography, the young Lee had learned Jawi script since he was five, and has always been interested in the affairs of Singapore, often following his father to the rally grounds since 1963.

Lee studied at Nanyang Primary School, received his secondary education at Catholic High School and subsequently studied at National Junior College, where he learned the clarinet under the tutelage of Adjunct Associate Professor Ho Hwee Long.In 1971, he was awarded the President’s Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship by the Public Service Commission (Singapore) to attend Cambridge University where he studied mathematics and graduated in 1974 with First Class Honours in Mathematics and a Diploma in Computer Science (with distinction).

He subsequently obtained a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University‘s Kennedy School of Government in 1980.

Lee joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1971 and rose quickly through the ranks becoming the youngest Brigadier General in Singapore’s history.[citation needed]

In 1978, he attended the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. He retired from the military in 1984 to enter politics and was elected as a Member of Parliament that year.

Lee’s first wife, Malaysian-born doctor Wong Ming Yang, died on 28 October 1982 of a heart attack three weeks after giving birth to her son Li Yipeng, an autistic albino.

In 1985, Lee married Ho Ching, a fast-rising civil servant.

Wife: Wong Ming Yang (d. 1982, one daughter, one son)
Wife: Ho Ching (businesswoman, m. 1985, two sons)

In 1992, Lee was diagnosed with lymphoma. He underwent a three-month period of chemotherapy and has since gone into remission