Kewsong Lee is a Korean-American businessman who is the chief executive officer of the private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
Kewsong Lee Net Worth
Amazingly, Kewsong Lee’s estimated net worth is $1.15 billion.
Given that he holds over 16,495 shares of Carlyle Inc., valued at over $26.5 million, the amount is likely accurate for his actual net worth. Additionally, according to rumors, he reportedly sold CG shares worth more than $1.1 billion in the previous 18 years.
Additionally, Kewsong earns around $16 million annually in his roles as CEO and director of Carlyle.
In addition to these figures, there is a good chance that he has additional sources of income and assets, which makes his estimated net worth believable.
Who is Kewsong Lee?
Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle at the moment is Kewsong Lee. He was elected to the Board of Directors on January 1, 2018, where he served as Chairman of Carlyle’s Executive Group until his resignition.
In addition to overseeing the Global Credit business since 2016, Mr. Lee joined Carlyle in 2013 as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity.
Mr. Lee spent 21 years as a partner and member of the Executive Management Group at Warburg Pincus before joining Carlyle. From 2009 to 2017, Mr. Lee served as Arch Capital Group’s lead director.
He has also held positions on the boards of other corporations, including Transdigm and Aramark.
He is currently president of Lincoln Center Theater, vice chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce China Center, a member of the Business Roundtable, a board member of the US-China Business Council, a member of the Partnership for New York’s executive committee, and a member of Harvard University’s global advisory council.
After more than 25 years of marriage, Mr. Lee and Zita Ezpeleta have two grown children together. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School after receiving his AB in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard College.