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1. Wealth: $870 million (Forbes, 2019) 2. Date of birth: February 14, 1956 Shin Dong-bin is the chairman of Lotte Group, South Korea’s fifth-largest conglomerate. He is the second son of Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho. 3. Company & title: Lotte Group/Chairman Shin...
1. Wealth: $1.6 billion (Forbes, 2019) 2. Date of birth: January 23, 1978 Koo Kwang-mo is the chairman of LG Group, South Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate. He is an adopted son of former LG Chairman Koo Bon-moo. 3. Company & title: LG Group/Chairman Koo...
1. Wealth: $2.4 billion (Forbes, 2019) 2. Date of birth: October 18, 1970 Chung Eui-sun is the executive vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Group. As the only son of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo, he is a de-facto leader of...
1. Wealth: $2.8 billion (Forbes, 2019) 2. Date of birth: December 3, 1960 Chey Tae-won is a nephew of SK Group founder Choi Jong-kun. He joined SK in 1991 and just seven years later took the realm of the group, South...
1. Wealth: $6.1 billion (Forbes, 2019) 2. Date of birth: June 23, 1968 Lee Jae-yong is the grandson of Samsung Group founder Lee Byung-chull and the only son of Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee. 3. Company & title: Samsung Electronics/Vice Chairman Lee is...
Chairman Chey's grip on SK feared to weaken Dec. 3 marked the 59th birthday of SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, who has spearheaded South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate over the past 20 years. The 59-year-old tycoon would have been happy with many...
First son fares well; two others languish Hanwha Group announced this week that Kim Dong-kwan had been promoted as the vice president of the conglomerate’s subsidiary, Hanwha Q Cells and Advanced Materials. He is the eldest son of Hanwha Group Chairman...
Why SK Chairman Chey Tae-won runs risks When SK Group founder Chey Jong-kun died of lung cancer in 1973 at the age of 47, his younger brother Chey Jong-hyon took over instead of young sons of the former. A quarter-century later,...
Customs agency raids HDC Shilla Hotel Shilla CEO Lee Boo-jin suffers another setback as the Korea Customs Service raided HDC Shilla Duty Free, a joint venture between the hotel operator and Hyundai Development Company (HDC). The billionaire businesswoman, also the eldest...
Chaebol owners worry about chief prosecutor nominee Earlier this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in tapped Yoon Seok-youl to lead the country’s prosecution, thus causing mixed response from rival parties. Opposition parties seem to be unhappy with the reformist prosecutor, who...

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