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Chung Ju-yung

1915 - 2001

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Chung Ju-yung or Jung Joo-young (Korean: 정주영; November 25, 1915 – March 21, 2001), was a South Korean entrepreneur, businessman and the founder of Hyundai Groups, one of the largest chaebols in South Korea. Raised as the eldest son of a poor Korean farmer, he became the richest man in South Korea. Chung was an integral part to the rapid development of Korea's economy, growing Hyundai Heavy Industries to be the largest ship builder in the world, as well as growing Hyundai Motor Group into the largest automobile manufacturer in Korea, and the third largest in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chung Ju-yung has received more than 733,737 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Chung Ju-yung is the 107th most popular businessperson (down from 99th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from North Korea (down from 20th in 2019) and the most popular North Korean Businessperson.

Chung Ju-yung is most famous for founding the Hyundai Motor Company.

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Among businesspeople, Chung Ju-yung ranks 107 out of 601Before him are Christophe Plantin, Fred Trump, Mike Markkula, Elizabeth Arden, Brian Epstein, and Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. After him are Pierre Bergé, James Mayer de Rothschild, Alisher Usmanov, William Randolph Hearst, Uli Hoeneß, and John D. Rockefeller Jr..

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Among people born in 1915, Chung Ju-yung ranks 39Before him are Thomas Huckle Weller, Clifford Shull, Brother Roger, Aziz Nesin, Bob Kane, and Takahito, Prince Mikasa. After him are Denis Thatcher, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Helmut Schön, Mario Del Monaco, Franz Josef Strauss, and Rudolf Kirchschläger. Among people deceased in 2001, Chung Ju-yung ranks 37Before him are Gilbert Bécaud, Clifford Shull, Charles Trenet, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Morris, and Stanley Kramer. After him are Jacques Mayol, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Timothy McVeigh, Isaac Stern, Ken Kesey, and Henry Lee Lucas.

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Among people born in North Korea, Chung Ju-yung ranks 25 out of 146Before him are U of Goryeo (1365), Seongjong of Goryeo (960), Gyeongjong of Goryeo (955), Kim Hyong-jik (1894), Yuri of Goguryeo (-38), and Sun Myung Moon (1920). After him are Gongyang of Goryeo (1345), Daemusin of Goguryeo (4), Hyeonjong of Goryeo (992), Mokjong of Goryeo (980), Pak Pong-ju (1939), and Choe Ryong-hae (1950).


Among businesspeople born in North Korea, Chung Ju-yung ranks 1