Source of Wealth:Samsung
Full Name:Ra-Hee Hong Lee
Occupation:Director of Leeum Samsung Museum
Education:Seoul National University
About Ra-Hee Hong Lee
Ra-Hee Hong Lee is the director-general of Leeum Samsung Museum and she has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes. She is also the thirteenth richest person in South Korea and 974th in the list of World Billionaires.
Ra-Hee Hong Lee is the wife billionaire Lee Kun-Hee, the Chairman of Samsung Group. In April 22, 2008, she resigned from her position amid the seething public opinion but was reinstated to handle the exhibit of the nation’s largest private art collection.
Lee’s father, Hong Jin-ki, was the former chairman of Joong Ang Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper. Her brother, Hong Suk-yeon, is the current head of the said publication, which is one of the country’s biggest newspapers in circulation.
Mrs. Lee is never involved with the management of Samsung Electronics. However, she is active in running the museum and in her philanthropic works. She is best known as a prolific art buyer.
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