[SUPER RICH] AmorePacific chairman now Korea’s third-richest man

Aug. 13, 2014, was a historic day for AmorePacific Group chairman Suh Kyung-bae. The stock price of the nation’s top cosmetics brand closed at 2,068,000 won ($2,000) for the first time in its histor...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:47

[SUPER RICH] Japan outdoes Korea in self-made billionaires

South Korean companies and people have long compared themselves to Japanese counterparts to measure their success. But things have changed in the past few years as the number of Korean success figure...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:46

[SUPER RICH] Chairman of Orion to share governing power

Family-controlled Orion Group, the nation’s second-biggest snack giant after Lotte, took a bold measure last week by dismantling the office of chairman, which had served as the control tower for the...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:21

[SUPER RICH] Education: A long-term business project

There’s an old Korean saying that education is a century-long investment. It means that education is just that important and requires a long-term perspective. Business moguls have heeded this sayin...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:19

[SUPER RICH] Hyundai chairwoman continues to bet on North

Despite Hyundai Group’s declining profit, chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun appears determined to push forward with the group’s long-term plans for capitalizing on inter-Korean economic cooperation project...

Updated : 2014.08.04 21:23

[SUPER RICH] The superrich bucket list

No matter how rich you are, there are some things that are beyond your reach. The Korea Herald Special Investigative Team looked into some of the pet projects on the “bucket lists” of the nation’...

Updated : 2014.08.04 21:22

[SUPER RICH] Buying and selling Korea

The wealth of the superrich can at times appear mindboggling to ordinary people. For this edition, The Korea Herald Special Investigative Team translated the wealth of the nation’s superrich into w...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:00

[SUPER RICH] Samsung heirs flaunt the Galaxy fashion

Executives of global tech giants are rapidly abandoning their strict dress code for more casual, trendier apparel as a means of conveying a more modern and creative message to the public. One such m...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:56

[SUPER RICH] From mutual fund tycoon to conglomerate chairman

The year 2013 was a turning point for self-made billionaire Park Hyeon-joo, founder of Mirae Asset Financial Group. The company, debuted in 1997 as a mutual fund management firm, advanced onto the li...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:21

[SUPER RICH] Fraternal war lurks in Lotte Group

The ruthless world of business has torn several wealthy families apart, and Lotte, South Korea’s fifth-largest conglomerate by assets, may become the latest victim of such feuds. The second generat...

Updated : 2014.07.14 21:12

[SUPER RICH] Korean chaebol leaders get hooked on baseball fever

Now that the World Cup craze has subsided, it is officially time for baseball. The Korea Baseball Organization league has just stepped into the second half of its season, and some of the country’s ...

Updated : 2014.07.14 21:03

[SUPER RICH] Starstruck fans fuel royal fashions

The word “fashion” in French connotes high society. Although the word is now more commonly taken to mean “a widely popular style,” its upper-class associations are what the public yearned for whe...

Updated : 2014.07.07 21:16

[SUPER RICH] Long and winding road to ownership

Third-generation succession of a founding family has become a big issue for family-run South Korean conglomerates after Samsung Group faced a governance crisis in the wake of the sudden hospitalizati...

Updated : 2014.07.07 21:14

[SUPER RICH] Superrich and Hawaii: A love affair

The mild climate, averaging 28 degrees, and the endless beaches full of well-sculpted bodies frolicking under the sun have long made Hawaii a paradise where many go for a respite. Wealthy, high-prof...

Updated : 2014.06.30 19:46

[SUPER RICH] Rich or poor, tastes run the same

The 1990s were a time when the cafes of Cheongdam-dong stood out as the trendiest places to hang out. Even Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee would appear from time to time with his two daughters in...

Updated : 2014.06.30 19:40
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