Don Wang was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1944. He grew up there with his two brothers and three sisters. After attending Chung Hsing University, he moved to the United States to attend graduate school at Utah State University to study nutrition and food science. He later moved to Houston, where he became chairman of the Metro Bank, which serves small and minority-owned businesses. For his work with Metro Bank and numerous other leadership positions, he has received countless prestigious awards, including a place in the City of Houston Hall of Fame. Before retiring, he started the E&M foundation, which supports higher education and foreign exchange. He is married and has two children.