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|Born||19 March 1938
Tongchon County, Gangwon Province, Japanese Korea
|Alma mater||Hanyang University (B.S.)|
|Net worth||US$6 Billion (Dec 2020)|
|Title||Honorary Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Jung-Hwa (Deceased)|
|Awards||Van Fleet Award (2009)|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Monggu|
Chung Mong-koo (born March 19, 1938, in Gangwon Province) is a South Korean business magnate who was the former chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor Group. He started his career back in 1970, joining the engineering & construction division of the group. The Hyundai Motor Group consists of 42 subsidiaries and is the second largest Chaebol in South Korea. Chung succeeded his father, Chung Ju-yung, the founder of the conglomerate known as the Hyundai Group. When the conglomerate split into several parts in 1999, Chung Mong-koo took over the Hyundai Motor division. He is the eldest surviving son of Chung Ju-yung's eight sons.
As of March 2014, his net worth was $6.8 billion according to Forbes.
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