[SUPER RICH] AmorePacific chief emerges as billionaire icon

The stock market has played an instrumental role in creating the wealth of most South Korean billionaires. Suh Kyung-bae, 51, chairman of South Korean cosmetics-maker AmorePacific Group, is one such...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:46

[SUPER RICH] World’s top brands

Interbrand, an American brand consultancy, has been releasing an annual ranking of 100 global brands since 2000, evaluating each brand’s financial performance, role and strengths. A closer look at ...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:20

[SUPER RICH] Rise of the new breed

The rich are generally considered to be somber, strictly guarding their privacy and loath to mingle with strangers. However, this typical image does not seem to fit the profile of the youngest daught...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:11

[SUPER RICH] Hyundai Heavy shifting to third-generation ownership

In an effort to create a sense of urgency for change, Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, is moving toward a generational shift in its ownership. Last Thursday, the shipbuild...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:03

[SUPER RICH] The allure of art

What makes art so fascinating to the superrich? Collecting artwork can be seen as a high-class hobby that befits the lives of society’s wealthiest. In fact, one way to measure wealth in modern socie...

Updated : 2014.10.13 21:09

[SUPER RICH] Self-made millionaire’s passion for art

As a collector, artist and businessman, Kim Chang-il, president of Arario Group, has for decades run his own company while following his passion for art. This year, the self-made multimillionaire op...

Updated : 2014.10.13 21:04

[SUPER RICH] Top 5 billionaires losing money

Many 21st-century billionaires have made their piles from stock investments. On the reverse side, this means that they could also lose their billions on account of stock values. As a case in point, ...

Updated : 2014.10.06 20:54

[SUPER RICH] MCM chief faces controversy over political ambitions

It seems that Kim Sung-joo, chief visionary officer of global fashion brand Modern Creation Munchen, has never been busier. On top of opening the MCM flagship store in Munich last month, she is now ...

Updated : 2014.10.06 20:51

[SUPER RICH] Lotte, Shinsegae turn to alcohol sector

It seems the heads of Lotte and Shinsegae, the country’s two leading retailers, are both smitten with the same item ― alcohol. These two market competitors are advancing into the local alcohol bus...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:58

[SUPER RICH] Asia’s top 10 billionaires

Everybody knows that there are billionaires living among us, but it’s hard to determine just how many billionaires there are, where they gravitate to and exactly how they make their piles. To addre...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:56

[SUPER RICH] Korea’s stock billionaires

In the 21st century, what makes rich people rich is how many shares they own in a company. The power of stocks, which is the combination of corporations ― called the greatest invention of capitalism...

Updated : 2014.09.22 20:30

[SUPER RICH] Samsung heiress enjoys success with fashion venture

Lee Seo-hyun, president of Cheil Industries’ fashion division, clearly has a knack for making money through fashion. The 41-year-old younger daughter of Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee has recen...

Updated : 2014.09.22 20:22

[SUPER RICH] The art of feng shui

Feng shui can be laughed off as mere superstition in today’s highly advanced society. Still, some of the wealthiest people in South Korea believe that it helps them not only find peace and fortune,...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:51

[SUPER RICH] Daegu tends grave of SoftBank founder’s kin

Gang Dae-sik, head of the Dong-gu District Office in Daegu, on Aug. 31 made a special but familiar trip to nearby Mount Palgongsan. It was the week before Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving, a time whe...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:43

[SUPER RICH] Daewoo’s global business legacy lives on

The stories of Daewoo Group and its founder Kim Woo-choong have been kept low-key in Korea for more than a decade since the group fell apart in August 1999. The demise of Daewoo Group, the nation’s...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:46
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