Coming from Korea’s second largest family-run conglomerate Chung Mong-koo was the chairman of Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest automaker, for more than 20 years.
He is one of the biggest billionaires in South Korea with a net worth of US$5.6 billion, and is also a self-professed convert for Napa Merlots and Bordeaux.
He once told the Korean Times that he liked Merlots from Napa Valley winery Buccella and reds from Bordeaux second growth Cos d’Estournel. His son-in-law Ted Chung, CEO of Hyundai Card, also admitted his love towards wine. He said he tried new wines all the time which makes it hard for him to pick a favorite.