Yesterday's post listed South Korea's wealthiest women.
Several people have wondered how many of these women are connected to the Samsung fortune.
The richest woman is Lee Myung-hee, Shinsegae president and daughter of the late Samsung Group founder Lee Byung-chul.
The Samsung Group founder Lee Byung-chul died in 1987.
Behind her in wealth is Hong Ra-hee, wife of current Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee. She is also the executive director for the Hoam Art Museum director.
Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee and his wife Hong Ra-hee had three daughters. (In Korea, wives do not take their husband's last name). Lee Kun-hee and his wife also has one son and heir Lee Jae Yong.
Of the daughters...
Lee Pu-jin is the eldest daughter and vice president of Shilla Hotel.
The next oldest daughter, Lee Suh-hyun is a vice president at the fashion institute of Cheil Industries.
Sadly, the youngest daughter, a student studying in NYC, recently committed suscide. Reports tell the young women's parents objected that Lee Yoon Hyung wished to marry her boyfriend--an man of common status.
For more details on the death see: http://theseoultimes.com/ST/?url=/ST/db/read.php?idx=2724