Korea's 5 Richest Billionaires 2024

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Although South Korea’s benchmark Kospi index was one of the worst performers in Asia last year, it rebounded in 2024 fueled by investor frenzy over AI and the government’s $470 billion plan with the private sector to make the country a global chip production hub. The Kospi’s 11% rise, since we last measured fortunes 12 months ago, lifted the collective net worth of the country’s 50 richest to $115 billion from $106 billion.

This list was compiled using shareholding and financial information obtained from the families and individuals, stock exchanges, annual reports, analysts, government agencies and other sources. Net worths were based on stock prices and exchange rates as of the close of markets on April 2, 2024 and private companies were valued based on similar companies that are publicly traded. Real-time net worths on Forbes.com may reflect different valuations. The ranking lists both individual and family fortunes, including those shared among relatives and may differ from the World’s Billionaires List, which includes individual fortunes with net worths as of March 8. The list can also include foreign citizens with business, residential or other ties to the country, or citizens who don’t reside in the country but have significant business or other ties to the country. The editors reserve the right to amend any information or remove any listees in light of new information.

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