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Samsung's Lees top Asia's richest families list

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:50
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Jay Lee, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on Jul 11, 2015 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Singapore

SOUTH Korea's Lee family, which controls the formidable Samsung conglomerate, topped an inaugural list of Asia's 50 richest families published on Thursday by Forbes Asia magazine.

The family had a net worth of US$26.6 billion as at late September, with second and third-