29. Hyundai-Kia Motor Group
That's one sorry carmaker...
In April, while under investigation for allegedly establishing a slush fund to bribe public officials, Chung Mong-Koo, chairman of South Korea's Hyundai-Kia Motor Group, says "I am sorry" more than 30 times during a brief encounter with reporters.
To make amends, Chung and son Chung Eui-Sun, president of Kia Motors, offer to donate $1 billion to charity.
Spirit of giving notwithstanding, Chung Mong-Koo is jailed for two months and tried on charges of misappropriating hundreds of millions of dollars.