[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

[SUPER RICH] Shinsegae’s Chung sells Samsung shares

Shinsegae vice chairman Chung Yong-jin returned to the media spotlight last week when a local newspaper revealed that he sold 48,500 shares of Samsung Electronics ― valued at around 59.1 billion won...

Updated : 2015.05.12 19:15

[SUPER RICH] Superrich of the toy world

Toys hold a special place in children’s hearts. Children beg their parents and save pocket money for them. They sometimes hold onto them until adulthood. Although there are only a few globally reno...

Updated : 2015.05.05 20:54

[SUPER RICH] Gates, Slim, Buffett find fun in traditional toys

People tend to think of yachts, supercars or private jets when they imagine billionaires’ toys. But some superrich have been shown spending their leisure time with unexpectedly common items that can...

Updated : 2015.05.05 20:53

[SUPER RICH] Superrich reap top dividends

At a time of low economic growth, dividends are rising as a means to promote a smooth economic circulation among the public. As Korean corporations generate more profit every year, foreign investors...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:26

[SUPER RICH] Chaebol battle it out in duty-free market

The battle for opening a single downtown duty-free shop is heating up under the watchful eyes of the chiefs of some of the nation’s largest conglomerates. The new duty-free store in central Seoul, ...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:23

[SUPER RICH] Differing attitudes of two Chinese philanthropists

There are philanthropists who donate their wealth and wisdom with sincerity, and those who use it more as a huge marketing tool for their image. Two philanthropists in China are the perfect examples ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 20:37

[SUPER RICH] Friendship sustains Samchully through generations

The Fair Trade Commission’s annual announcement of business enterprises restricted of cross-ownership is both an honor and a bother for businessmen. Yoked on businesses with more than 5 trillion wo...

Updated : 2015.04.21 20:35

[SUPER RICH] ‘Tweaker’ superrich who innovated by imitation

Urban Dictionary defines a “tweaker” as someone who constantly makes slight alterations to an object ― typically a very specific one ― such as computers, automobiles and software. Several superri...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:43

[SUPER RICH] Huge salary gap between Korean and U.S. superrich

How much do the superrich earn each year from their business achievements? Whenever salary statements of business heads are revealed, the company’s annual performance and achievements are evaluated...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:41

[SUPER RICH] E-Land chairman’s love of collecting

E-Land Group chairman Park Sung-su acquired something unusual last month. He bought the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences medal of the late economist Simon Kuznets for $39,848. “Park is sai...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:30

[SUPER RICH] Superrich’s meetings with the president

Meeting the president is a pivotal moment for the superrich anywhere in the world. A look at various such meetings shows different moods and mannerisms of the superrich and presidents. In South Kore...

Updated : 2015.03.31 19:58

[SUPER RICH] Orion chairman seeks to reclaim past glory in Chinese film market

Showbox Mediaplex, the film-making arm of Orion Group, the nation’s second-biggest snack-maker, made headlines on March 25 when the company announced its expansion to China by signing an exclusive p...

Updated : 2015.03.31 19:52