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Tycoon’s $6 Billion Surge Unseats Samsung Heir as Richest Korean

(Bloomberg) — Brian Kim, the founder of South Korean messaging giant Kakao Corp., has seen his fortune jump by more than $6 billion this year, propelling him to the top of the country’s wealth ranking.Kim is now worth $13.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after Kakao shares rose 90% in 2021 alone. South Korea’s second-richest person, Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee, has a net worth of $12.3 billion.It’s an example of how self-made technology entrepreneurs are climbing the rich l

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