Kun-Hee Lee

LEE KUN-HEE 李健熙

Chairman

The 72-year-old patriarch is behind Samsung’s work in training and breeding guide dogs for the blind, while 860 dogs have been adopted by employees under its pet ownership scheme since 1996. The group also donated 270 billion won to various causes from 1999-2012 for education and 60 million yuan to aid victims of the Sichuan earthquake.

Company:

Samsung Group

Net worth:

US$12.8 billion