Hwa-Kyung Lee

Executive director

Lee, 59, started as an intern in 1975 in her father’s company, Dongyang Group, now known as Orion Confectionery. In 2001, she became company president. With her husband Dam Chul-Gon, the go-getter transformed Orion into South Korea’s top snack maker. These days, Lee, a movie buff, focuses on the group’s entertainment division, which she developed. One production,  The Thieves,  is one of Korea’s top-grossing movies.


Showbox Corp

Net worth:

US$1.66 billion