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Chung Mong-Joon

Hyundai Heavy Industries
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Net worth 2018: $1.81 Billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Residence: Seoul, South Korea
Country: South Korea
BirthDay: 17 October 1951
Sigh: Scorpio
Children: 4
Education: Doctorate, Johns Hopkins University
BIOGRAPHY

Chung Mong-Joon was bornon 17 October 1951 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korea, is Hyundai Heavy Industries. Chung Mong-Joon is #1405 in List Billionaires People In The World. Chung Mong-Joon is the sixth son of the late Chung Ju-Yung, the eldest son of a peasant farming family who, after the Korean War, repaired trucks for the U.S. Army and went on to assemble a conglomerate. As much as any, it set South Korea on the path to becoming an export powerhouse and Asia's fourth-largest economy. Chung is the biggest individual shareholder in Hyundai Heavy Industries, which he ran until he entered politics in 1988. After seven terms in the National Assembly he resigned in 2014 to run for mayor of Seoul, but he lost. A former vice president of international soccer body FIFA, Chung was suspended by the association in 2015 after its ethics committee found he had violated several rules. Chung's personal sporting accomplishments include a silver medal in a national competition for equestrian jumping in 1976, and a fourth-place finish in a Korean cross-country skiing championship. His brother Chung Mong-Koo heads Hyundai Motor.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.3 Billion

2010

$1.6 Billion

2011

$3.2 Billion

2012

$2.5 Billion

2013

$1.9 Billion

2014

$1.7 Billion

2015

$1.15 Billion

2017

$1.1 Billion

2018

$1.81 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

However he has been banned from all football activities for six years by FIFA Ethics Committee in October 2015

2014

When he ran for mayor of Seoul in 2014, he received 43

2012

41% of votes in Dongjak District, but for the following election in 2012, he just received 50

2011

On top of publishing autobiography, Chung also donated huge money and set up a charity foundation in 2011, a year before 2012 presidential election

2008

When he ran for assembly man in 2008, he received 54

2007

On Dec 18 afternoon, before the crowd of his supporters in Myeong-dong, Seoul, Roh suggested Chung Dong-young and Choo Mi-ae as viable choices of candidates for the next presidential race in 2007

2003

Chung's brother Chung Mong-hun, then the president of Hyundai Asan who pioneered South and North joint Mount Kumgang tour business, committed suicide on Aug 4, 2003 when he was investigated by prosecutors for his alleged $400 millions cash remit to North Korea shortly before 2000 North-South summit

2002

In fact in his interview with news reporters in 2002, Chung indicated that his real mother is someone else, saying he would say truth someday

1992

When Chung's father Chung Ju-yung ran for the presidency in 1992, Lee Myung-bak supported Kim Young-sam instead of Chung Ju-yung despite the fact that Lee made fortune and fame when he worked at Hyundai

1988

Chung became a politician when he was elected as an assembly man in 1988 and served consecutive 7 terms in two different electoral districts

1978

Chung says that when he studied in US in 1978, he received a letter from someone in Korea who claimed to be his real mother

1961

President Kim is the only South Korean president coming from Jeolla province, whereas all the other South Korean presidents since General Park Chung-hee's military coup in 1961 have been from Gyeongsang province

1951

Chung Mong-Joon or Chung Mong Joon, (Korean: 정몽준, born October 17, 1951) is a South Korean businessman and politician

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