Up next on our list of wealthiest people in South Korea we have Lee Joong-Keun.
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Lee Joong-Keun is the richest entrepreneur in South Korea, him being a self made billionaire. He founded Booyoung Group, a construction company in the 1980s, building apartment buildings.
Lee Joong-Keun declared bankruptcy in 1979 but he recovered, and in 2012 became a billionaire. He served a three year prison sentence in 2004 for embezzling company funds.