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Investigation for Hotel Shilla CEO's drug use continues almost a year If ordinary people are suspected of having taken an addictive drug for non-medical purposes in South Korea, they would be instantly summoned to the police. That might not be...
Wrapping up a five-year divorce suit, South Korea’s top court ordered Monday Hotel Shilla CEO Lee Boo-jin to pay $12 million to her ex-husband. The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s verdict that the oldest daughter of Samsung Group Chairman...
Chairman Cho may have to face proxy war: watchers Hanjin Group Chairman Cho Won-tae might have to struggle to maintain his leadership over Korea’s 13th-largest conglomerate in the face of challenges from major shareholders, including his own family. Chairman Cho reportedly...
Did SPC Group try to tame cash-hungry media outlets? A journalist in Korean daily Kyunghyang Shinmun recently wrote an article about a Korean company. Then, the company’s senior official called the Kyunghyang CEO. The former asked the latter to kill the...
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...

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