Richest People in South Korea: Top 30 Billionaires in South Korea 2023

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South Korea’s economy has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few decades. With this growth, many of its citizens have become incredibly wealthy and are now counted among the richest people in the world. In 2023, the top 30 billionaires in South Korea have a combined net worth of over $100 billion, making them some of the richest people in South Korea 2023.

Richest People in South Korea 2023

Among these top billionaires, Jay Y. Lee is the richest person in South Korea with a net worth of $8.8 billion, followed closely by Seo Jung-jin ($6.9 B) and Kim Beom-su ($6.2 B). Other notable names include Kwon Hyuk-bin ($5.5 B) and Hong Ra-hee ($5.3 B), who are also known for their massive wealth and successful business ventures. These individuals are proof that with hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck, anyone can achieve great success in South Korea.

Top 30 Billionaires in South Korea 2023

RankGlobal RankNameNet WorthAgeSource
1225Jay Y. Lee$8.8 B54Samsung
2357Seo Jung-jin$6.9 B65biotech
3410Kim Beom-su$6.2 B56online services
4484Kwon Hyuk-bin$5.5 B49online games
5513Hong Ra-hee$5.3 B77Samsung
6692Chung Mong-Koo$4.1 B84Hyundai
7822Lee Boo-jin$3.6 B52Samsung
8826Cho Jung-ho$3.6 B64finance
9922Yoo Jung-hyun$3.2 B53online games
10934Lee Seo-hyun$3.2 B49Samsung
11991Euisun Chung$3.0 B52Hyundai
121350Suh Kyung-bae$2.3 B60cosmetics
131415Song Chi-hyung$2.2 B44cryptocurrency
141514Kim Chang-soo$2.0 B61apparel
151538Chey Tae-won$2.0 B62oil, semiconductor
161599Bang Si-hyuk$1.9 B50entertainment
171618Koo Kwang-mo$1.8 B45LG
181729Kim Taek-jin$1.7 B55online games
191899Lee Hae-jin$1.5 B55Internet
202009Kim Jun-ki$1.4 B78diversified
212061Cho Young-sik$1.4 B61diagnostics
222195Chung Yong-jin$1.3 B54retail
232276Lee Joong-keun$1.2 B82construction, real estate
242296Lee Ho-jin$1.2 B60diversified
252311Koo Bon-sik$1.2 B64LG
262398Kim Hyoung-nyon$1.1 B47fintech
272402Kim Nam-jung$1.1 B50food
282420Hong Seok-joh$1.1 B70convenience stores
292427Koo Bon-neung$1.1 B73electronics
302434Kim Jung-woong$1.1 B48cosmetics

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Source: Forbes