Korea's Rich List

Lee Kun-hee

#1 Lee Kun-hee

Net Worth: $16.8 Billion - Age: 78

  • Chairman of Samsung Group
  • Third son of Samsung Group founder
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Seoul, South Korea
Seo Jung-jin

#2 Seo Jung-jin

Net Worth: $7.4 Billion - Age: 62

  • CEO of Celltrion, a biopharmaceutical company
  • Founded company in 2002, went public in 2008
  • Master of Science
  • Seoul, South Korea
Kim Jung-ju

#3 Kim Jung-ju

Net Worth: $6.3 Billion - Age: 51

  • Founder of Nexon and Chairman of NXC
  • NXC diversified holds 83% of crypto exchange Korbit
  • Doctorate
  • Seoul, South Korea
Jay Y. Lee

#4 Jay Y. Lee

Net Worth: $6.1 Billion - Age: 51

  • Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics
  • Jailed in 2017 for bribery but released in 2018
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Seoul, South Korea
Chung Mong-koo

#5 Chung Mong-koo

Net Worth: $4.3 Billion - Age: 81

  • Chairman of Hyundai Motor
  • The second son of Hyundai Group founder
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Seoul, South Korea
Suh Kyung-bae

#6 Suh Kyung-bae

Net Worth: $3.5 Billion - Age: 57

  • Chairman of AmorePacific
  • His company was the pioneer in cushion compact technology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Seoul, South Korea
Park Yeon-cha

#7 Park Yeon-cha

Net Worth: $3.2 Billion - Age: 74

  • Chairman of Taekwang Industrial
  • His company has been making shoes for Nike since the 1980s
  • Completed only elementary school
  • Gimhae, South Korea

#8 Kwon Hyuk-bin

Net Worth: $2.9 Billion - Age: 46

  • Founder of gaming company Smilegate
  • Through Smilegate Foundation, Kwon has established schools in China and Vietnam
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Seoul, South Korea
Chey Tae-won

#9 Chey Tae-won

Net Worth: $2.8 Billion - Age: 59

  • Chairman of SK Group
  • SK Group has interests in telecom, semiconductors, chemicals and energy
  • Master of Science
  • Seoul, South Korea

#10 Kim Beom-su

Net Worth: $2.7 Billion - Age: 53

  • Founder and chairman of Kakao
  • Kakao is installed on 90% of the country’s smartphones
  • Master of Science
  • Seoul, South Korea

This information was taken from Forbes.com