Lee Jae Yong Forbes Net Worth and Biography (2024)

Lee Jae Yong Biography

Lee Jae-Yong, also known as Jay Y. Lee, is a South Korean businessman and the vice-chairman of Samsung Group. He has a net worth of $9.2 billion. He’s the eldest child and only son of Hong Ra-hee (Mother) and Lee Kun-hee (Father) – chairman of Samsung. He pursued a Doctor of Business Administration degree at Harvard Business School for about five years but did not graduate. He began working for Samsung in 1991.

As of 2024, Lee Jae-Yong’s net worth is estimated to be $9.2 billion., making him the second wealthiest person in South Korea. He is in a position to be his father’s successor and serve as the de facto head of Samsung.

Lee was born in Yongsan District, Seoul, South Korea, in June 1969. The 55-year-old (2024) businessman graduated from Seoul National University and Keio University but not Harvard Business School. He has two younger sisters, Lee Boo-jin and Lee Seo-hyun, and was the older brother of the deceased Lee Yoon-Hyung, who died by suicide.

The South Korean media considers him the “Crown Prince of Samsung,” he speaks Korean, English, and Japanese fluently. He is divorced.

In 2017, Jay Y. Lee was jailed and charged with bribing a confidante of the now-imprisoned former president, Park Geun-Hye, but was released in 2018. The judgment recorded his position as “passive compliance to political power.” He refutes the accusation and is appealing the case with the Supreme Court.

In September 2018, he followed President Moon Jae-in, the President of South Korea, to North Korea as part of a business delegation. They met with North Korea’s vice premier, Ri Ryong Nam, today to discuss an economic partnership. Jay Y. Lee became Samsung Electronics’ president in 2010 and was named vice chairman of the group in 2012.

Lee Jae Yong Net Worth 2024

Lee Jae Yong is currently one of the richest and most powerful men in South Korea and the world. He sits as the second in command of one of the leading electronics brands in the world, Samsung.

Lee Jae Yong is one of the richest men in the world, with an estimated net worth of 9.2 billion dollars as of 2024; his major source of income is Samsung.

In 2014, Lee was listed as the world’s 35th most powerful person and the most powerful in South Korea. Other Forbes lists he made include;

  • 2nd Korea’s 50 Richest 2024
  • 268th richest Billionaires 2024

Net worth history

Net worth (2014)$4.5 billion
Net worth (2015)$7.2 billion
Net worth (2016)$6 billion
Net worth (2017)$6 billion
Net worth (2018)$7.4 billion
Net worth (2019)$6.9 billion
Net worth (2020)$5 billion
Net worth (2021)$8.3 billion
Net worth (2022)$9.1 billion
Net worth (2023)$7.9 billion

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