Name:

Lim Sung-ki

Date of Birth:

1940

Country of Birth:

South Korea

Country of Residence:

South Korea

Source of Wealth:

Pharmaceuticals

Marrital Status:

Married

Children:

3

Lim Sung-ki Net Worth USD: $1,235,000,000 - $1,365,000,000

2020 Mean Estimate USD:

$1,300,000,000

Lim Sung-ki Biography

Lim Sung-ki is the self-made billionaire behind Hanmi Pharm, one of South Korea’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. Lim, who graduated from Chung-Ang University, founded the company in 1973, initially as a small pharmacy in Seoul called Lim, Sung-ki Pharmaceutical Co. Seven years later it expanded to become Hanmi Pharmaceutical Industry. The first products they manufactured was anti-bacterial powder and Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole – an antibiotic.

Lim Sung-ki and his family own more than two thirds of Hanmi Science, the publicly traded holding company of Hanmi Pharma. In 2016 Lim distributed $90 million in shares to his employees in recognition of a fantastic 2015.