[SUPER RICH] Shin Dong-bin strives to shine through expansion

Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin splurged 8.1 trillion won ($8 billion) on business ventures in February. On Feb. 11, Shin reportedly orchestrated Lotte Duty Free store’s lucrative bid to operate...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:18

[SUPER RICH] Chinese superrich looking to Korean market

Chinese superrich have been on the rise since Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group raised a record $21.8 billion in its initial public offering last September and set the world abuzz. From technology to real es...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:14

[SUPER RICH] Superrich donating for scientific development

Scientific development, especially in medicine and technology, has had a considerable effect in raising living standards by saving lives and improving the quality of life. The vast majority of scien...

Updated : 2015.02.24 20:07

[SUPER RICH] Hansol’s golden boy highlights family’s darker past

A grandson of Hansol Group founder Lee In-hee was indicted last week for neglecting his compulsory national service, bringing public attention to the latest revelation of draft-dodging attempts by me...

Updated : 2015.02.24 20:01

[SUPER RICH] How much is time worth to the superrich?

In a capitalist society, time is money, and its financial worth varies from person to person. In terms of financial gain, a minute spent by a child cannot be worth the same amount as that spent by a ...

Updated : 2015.02.17 17:09

[SUPER RICH] Doosan heir releases jam for good cause

Doosan Group heir Park Seo-won has once again gone off the beaten track, selling fruit reductions in order to help farmers struggling with blemished products. Park, who now serves as the chief creat...

Updated : 2015.02.17 17:07

[SUPER RICH] Superrich superstars donating to charity

Many famous foreign celebrities regularly donate their riches to charity. American website TheRichest selected several who are noted for their contributions. Michael J. Fox The first celebrity on t...

Updated : 2015.02.03 19:27

[SUPER RICH] Superrich set dining trends with restaurant franchises

Restaurant franchise management is the rage among second- to fourth-generation chaebol scions. These superrich ― who have either studied abroad or go on frequent business trips ― are bringing over ...

Updated : 2015.01.27 21:20

[SUPER RICH] ‘Black tears’ of oil tycoons

South Korea often proclaims to itself as “a country that does not produce oil” ― a sort of rallying cry to encourage itself to survive in a largely oil-based world order. Oil is necessity for impr...

Updated : 2015.01.19 21:41

[SUPER RICH] Koo marks 20 years at LG helm

On the evening of Jan. 15, LG chairman Koo Bon-moo appeared as determined as ever. “Let the brand LG become the symbol of innovation, the true ‘first class’ that lives forever,” he told a group ...

Updated : 2015.01.19 21:35

[SUPER RICH] Foreign billionaires’ firms muscle into Korea

When global companies like Uber and IKEA expanded their business into South Korea last year, local taxi firms and retailers were caught off guard by their cheap pricing and fresh business ideas. And...

Updated : 2015.01.12 20:49

[SUPER RICH] Superrich linked to ‘dreams’

People tend to hold mixed feelings toward the superrich. While there is animosity or jealousy toward those who have so much, there is also a sense of desire to achieve what they have. The superrich ...

Updated : 2015.01.12 20:48

[SUPER RICH] Daum Kakao chief is Korea’s most liked superrich figure

We love, hate, envy, admire and emulate the traits of the rich men. In the digital era, we share information, impression and our feelings toward the superrich online. The Korea Herald Special Inves...

Updated : 2015.01.05 21:07

[SUPER RICH] Highest-earning billionaires of 2014

The year 2014 has been quite an eventful one for the superrich. Their assets and rankings have changed considerably, while new billionaires have emerged and others have forfeited their entire fortun...

Updated : 2014.12.29 21:46

[SUPER RICH] Lees’ Samsung reign to continue

The global community is closely watching Samsung Group, the country’s largest conglomerate, after it handed over its chemical and defense units to Hanwha Group. Samsung said the move was aimed at s...

Updated : 2014.12.22 21:31