Chang-Woo Han

HAN CHANG-WOO 韩昌佑

CEO

The man who left Korea as a teenage stowaway in 1947 has pledged his fortune to solidifying the relationship between Japan and South Korea. He has established a foundation supporting education, culture and sports, and has set up a US$5 million education fund in his hometown of Sacheon. Han, 83, donated 10 billion yen (S$120 million) to relief efforts following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

Company:

Maruhan Corp

Net worth:

US$2.8 billion