3 December 1960 |
Suwon, Gyeongi Province, South Korea
|Net worth||$1.56 billion (2013)|
|Revised Romanization||Choe Tae-won|
Chei leads South Korean company SK Corporation, the third largest conglomerate in South Korea with affiliates in energy, telecom, chemicals, and other sectors. He is married, has three children and lives in Seoul. His spouse is the daughter of former president Roh Tae-woo.
In January 2012, Chei was indicted of embezzling over $40 million from SK companies to cover up trading losses. However, he denies any wrongdoing. On 31 January 2013, Chei was found guilty of embezzlement and was sentenced to 4 years in prison by the Seoul District Court. SK Corporation expressed their desire to file an appeal.