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Wealthiest People in South Korea (September 26, 2022)

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As of  September 26, 2022, Jay Y. Lee was the wealthiest man in South Korea, with an estimated net worth of 6.7 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Kwon Hyuk-bin  (No. 2, $5.9 billion), Seo Jung-jin  (No. 3, $5.8 billion); and Kim Beom-su (No. 4, $4.8 billion).

Hong Ra-hee is the fifth-richest person in South Korea, with a whopping $4.4 billion. Chung Mong-Koo ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $3.6 billion, followed by Song Chi-hyung with $3.2 billion. Lee Boo-jin is placed 8th with a net worth of $2.8 billion. Euisun Chung ($2.7 billion) occupied the 9th position among the top 10 wealthiest people in South Korea


  1. Jay Y. Lee: $14.4 billion
  2. Kwon Hyuk-bin: $5.9 billion
  3. Seo Jung-jin: $5.8 billion
  4. Kim Beom-su: $4.8 billion
  5. Hong Ra-hee: $4.4 billion
  6. Chung Mong-Koo: $3.6 billion
  7. Song Chi-hyung: $3.2 billion
  8. Lee Boo-jin: $2.8 billion
  9. Euisun Chung: $2.7 billion
  10. Lee Seo-hyun: $2.4 billion
  11. Yoo Jung-hyun: $2.3 billion
  12. Chey Tae-won: $1.8 billion
  13. Cho jung-ho: $1.7 billion
  14. Kim Hyoung-nyon: $1.7 billion
  15. Koo Kwang-mo: $1.5 billion
  16. Lee Joong-keun: $1.5 billion
  17. Suh Kyung-bae: $1.4 billion
  18. Kim Chang-soo: $1.3 billion
  19. Lee Hae-jin: $1.3 billion
  20. Kim Sang-yeol: $14.4 billion
  21. Chang Byung-gyu: $1.4 billion
  22. Kim Taek-jin: $1.2 billion
  23. Bang Si-hyuk: $1.2 billion
  24. Lee Seung-gun: $1.2 billion
  25. Kim Jun-ki: $1.2 billion
  26. Cho Young-sik: $1.1 billion

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