[SUPER RICH] SPC chief’s sons come to the fore

The two sons of SPC chairman Hur Young-in are assuming bigger roles in management as the Korean food giant is aggressively expanding its business at home and abroad. In what pundits view as preparat...

Updated : 2015.06.30 18:39

[SUPER RICH] Creative, open office spaces of tech giants

Famous tech companies both domestically and abroad are clamoring to create open and creative office environments for their employees, believing that having an enjoyable working environment is a cruci...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:39

[SUPER RICH] Korean cosmetics guru eyes young consumers to gain momentum

Charmzone chairman Kim Kwang-seok has returned to what he is good at: Making face cream. His skincare company -- once the dominant player in the Korean cosmetics market -- is seeking to get back on ...

Updated : 2015.06.23 16:51

[SUPER RICH] News aggregators who rose to prominence

News aggregation sites are on the rise. These websites don’t produce much original content, instead bringing in famous columnists or aggregate preexisting news and add videos or photos to the story...

Updated : 2015.06.23 15:18

[SUPER RICH] Ex-Jinro chairman’s death reflects honor and disgrace of Korean conglomerates

Prosecutors on Monday confirmed the death of former Jinro Group chairman Jang Jin-ho, and officially ceased the arraignment process on him over four suspected irregularities. The announcement of the...

Updated : 2015.06.16 20:18

[SUPER RICH] BridgeCrest Medical helps fight disease with big data

Amid the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak, a Korean technology company won much public support by creating and distributing a “MERS map” before the government did. Nathan Klarer, founder ...

Updated : 2015.06.16 20:17

[SUPER RICH] Brand names each tell their own story

Every company has a brand, and those identities are not made in haste as they are expected to be mentioned by the public for decades to come. Most of the brands have a story behind their names, be i...

Updated : 2015.06.09 20:58

[SUPER RICH] TonyMoly chairman, rising superrich candidate with IPO plan

2015 will be a milestone year for budget cosmetics-maker TonyMoly chairman Bae Hae-dong. The company, ranked fourth in the segment last year, is finally going public in July. A meeting with investo...

Updated : 2015.06.09 20:49

[SUPER RICH] Lee Jay-yong consolidates hold on Samsung

The stock market went frantic. Business analysts were excited. News of the merger between Cheil Industries and Samsung C&T ― two main pillars of Samsung Group ― revved up the business world through...

Updated : 2015.06.02 20:53

[SUPER RICH] Demographics of East Asian superrich

In East Asia, the middle-aged and elderly superrich run the show. Forbes recorded 358 billionaires in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea combined, and most were middle-aged and elderly ...

Updated : 2015.06.02 20:51

[SUPER RICH] Jack Ma enters Korean market to expand Alibaba empire

Jack Ma, the chairman and founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. who holds assets worth $36.4 billion, visited South Korea for the third time on May 17 to announce the launch of the Korea Pavilion on ...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:38

[SUPER RICH] Kumho Asiana chief in last-minute takeover talks

Kumho Asiana chairman Park Sam-koo is making a last-ditch effort to bring former affiliates back together with the acquisitions of Kumho Buslines and Kumho Industrial. The 70-year-old Park is in fin...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:37

[SUPER RICH] Koo Kwang-mo steps closer to LG inheritance

Koo Kwang-mo, son of LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo, emerged as the heir-apparent of the 71.2 trillion won ($71 billion) conglomerate this week as it was revealed that he owns the largest number of co...

Updated : 2015.05.19 19:07

[SUPER RICH] Korean superrich around the world

At a time when national borders are blurring, Korean superrich ― both citizens and emigrants ― are setting up shop around the world. As these overseas Koreans run their businesses, not only do they...

Updated : 2015.05.19 19:06

[SUPER RICH] Superrich who stepped out of their families’ shadows

When one comes from a superrich family, many expect the person to assist the family business and live an easy life. However, several have decided to make it on their own without any assistance from t...

Updated : 2015.05.12 19:19