Top 10 Richest
People In Korea

Here is a list of the top 10 richest people in Korea. South Korea is a developed nation that ranked 15th in the world by GDP. This country is also one of the G-20 major economies. Considered one of the Asian Tigers, South Korea have almost no natural resources of its own and suffers from over population in its small borders. Nevertheless, this country is the 6th largest exporter and 7th largest importer in the world. Being a developed country, South Korea has its fair share of billionaires. 

Lee Kun Hee Net Worth $12.5 billion

The third son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull Lee Kun Hee is the chariman of Samsung Electronics. He is currently the richest man in Korea.

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Chung Mong Koo Net Worth $5.4 billion

Chung Mong Koo is the chairman of Hyundai Motor Group the largest carmaker in South Korea. The group is the second largest Chaebol in South Korea.

Jay Y. Lee Net Worth $4.2 Billion

Jay Y. Lee is the son of Lee Kun Hee, Korea's richest man. Named vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, he is expected to take over his father's place.

Chung Eui Sun Net Worth $2.6 Billion

Chung Eui Sun is the only son of Chung Mong Koo, Hyundai Motor's Chairman. Eui Sun is vice chairman of Hyundai Motor.

Shin Dong Bin Net Worth $2.0 Billion

Shin Dong Bin is the chairman of Lotte Group, one of South Korea's largest discount-store chains. The business now involves hotels and golf courses.

Suh Kyung Bae Net Worth $1.95 Billion

Suh Kyung Bae is the chairman and CEO of Amore Pacific one of Korea's leading cosmetics company. He inherited the company from his father in 1997.

Shin Chang Jae Net Worth $1.92 Billion

The chairman of Kyobo Life Insurance which was founded by his late father, he built Kyobo into Korea's second biggest life insurer.

Shin Dong Joo Net Worth $1.9 billion

Shin Dong Joo is the older brother of Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong Bin. He is the vice chairman of Lotte Holding. He lives in Tokyo.

Lee Hwa Kyung Net Worth $1.8 Billion

Lee Hwa Kyung has a sizeable stake in Orion a major confectionary business famous for its Choco Pies. She began running the group with her husband since 2001

Lee Jay Hyun Net Worth $1.7 billion

Lee Jay Hyun is the eldest grandson of the late Samsung founder and chairman of CJ Group which separated from Samsung in 1997.

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