Date of Birth:
3rd December 1960
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Source of Wealth:
Oil and semiconductors
Chey Tae-won Net Worth USD: $3,135,000,000 - $3,465,000,000
2020 Mean Estimate USD:
Chey Tae-won Biography
Chey Tae-won is the chairman of South Korea’s third largest conglomerate SK Group. He is the nephew of Chey Jong-gun, the man who founded the company in 1953 as a textile business. After attending Korea University, he studied at the University of Chicago, and it was there he met his wife, the daughter of Roh Tae-woo, the former South Korean president.
SK Group has a number of diversified interests. These include semiconductors, energy, chemicals and telecommunications. SK Hynix, perhaps Chey Tae-won’s biggest feat, is the second largest chip manufacturer, while SK Telecom is the nation’s most popular mobile carrier.
Chey Tae-won was charged with misappropriating company funds in 2013. He was convicted, imprisoned, and then pardoned.