Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, who has been sick for more than five years, maintained his No. 1 position in the country's stock market this year. Lee's stake value also topped the list in terms of increased size, with the figure also estimated to have increased by more than 4 trillion won.
According to CEO Score, a corporate evaluation site, on Dec. 31, the value of shares of 22,327 individuals holding shares in listed companies in Korea was analyzed and Samsung Chairman Lee ranked first with 17.6 trillion won.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong (7.3 trillion won), AmorePacific Chairman Suh Kyung-bae (5.05 trillion won), Hyundai Motor Chairman Chung Mong-koo (3.9 trillion won), SK Chairman Chey Tae-won (3.42 trillion won), former Leeum Samsung Museum Director Hong Ra-hee (3.02 trillion won), Celltrion Chairman Seo Jeong-jin (2.7 trillion won), Hyundai Motor Senior Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun (2.3 trillion won) were listed on the list.
Hotel Shilla CEO Lee Boo-jin and Samsung Welfare Foundation Chairman Lee Seo-hyun ranked 12th with 1.7 trillion won, respectively.
The person whose equity value has increased the most this year was also recorded as Chairman Lee Kun-hee. The value of Lee's stake increased 4.04 trillion won from 13.5 trillion won on Jan. 2 in 2019.
Chairman Lee currently holds a 20.76% stake in Samsung Life Insurance (3.09 trillion won), 4.18% stake in Samsung Electronics (13.9 trillion won), 2.86% stake in Samsung C&T (588.7 billion won) and 0.01% stake in Samsung SDS (1.9 billion won).
In particular, the value of Samsung Electronics’ shares held by Lee increased 44 percent (4.2 trillion won) from the beginning of 2019.