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Wealthiest People in South Korea (December 5, 2022)

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As of  December 5, 2022, Jay Y. Lee was the wealthiest man in South Korea, with an estimated net worth of 8.2 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Seo Jung-jin (No. 2, $6.6 billion), Kwon Hyuk-bin (No. 3, $6.4 billion); and Kim Beom-su (No. 4, $5.1 billion).

Hong Ra-hee is the fifth-richest person in South Korea, with a whopping $4.9 billion. Chung Mong-Koo ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $3.8 billion, followed by Song Chi-hyung with $3.5 billion. Lee Boo-jin is placed 8th with a net worth of $3.3 billion. Cho jung-ho ($3.1 billion) occupied the 9th position among the top 10 wealthiest people in South Korea


  1. Jay Y. Lee: $8.2 billion
  2. Seo Jung-jin: $6.6 billion
  3. Kwon Hyuk-bin: $6.4 billion
  4. Kim Beom-su: $5.1 billion
  5. Hong Ra-hee: $4.9 billion
  6. Chung Mong-Koo: $3.8 billion
  7. Song Chi-hyung: $3.5 billion
  8. Lee Boo-jin: $3.3 billion
  9. Cho jung-ho: $3.1 billion
  10. Yoo Jung-hyun: $3.0 billion
  11. Lee Seo-hyun: $3.0 billion
  12. Euisun Chung: $2.8 billion
  13. Chey Tae-won: $2.0 billion
  14. Kim Chang-soo: $2.0 billion
  15. Kim Hyoung-nyon: $1.8 billion
  16. Suh Kyung-bae: $1.8 billion
  17. Koo Kwang-mo: $1.7 billion
  18. Kim Taek-jin: $1.6 billion
  19. Lee Joong-keun: $1.6 billion
  20. Cho Young-sik: $1.4 billion
  21. Bang Si-hyuk: $1.4 billion
  22. Kim Sang-yeol: $1.4 billion
  23. Lee Hae-jin: $1.3 billion
  24. Kim Jun-ki: $1.3 billion
  25. Chang Byung-gyu: $1.2 billion

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