Kim, 47, founded one of South Korea’s largest online gaming companies, Nexon Co, in 1994. Nexon created one of the world’s first online games, The Kingdom of the Winds, and other global hits such as Maple Story. The “big picture” investor, who holds a PhD in electronic engineering and computer science, visits game companies all around the world. Since 2008, Nexon has spent over $1.8 billion in acquisitions and investments, expanding its global reach particularly in China.
Net worth:US$2.8 billion