Mong-Koo Chung

Chung Mong-Koo 郑梦九


The 76-year-old head of Korea’s largest carmaker donated stocks worth 100 billion won (S$121.6 million) last July to help talented but underprivileged students from poor families through his Chung Mong-Koo Foundation. He also donated the highest-ever amount by an individual of US$462 million in 2011, partly fulfilling a pledge made in 2006 while being investigated for corruption.


Hyundai Motor Group

Net worth:

US$7.1 billion