Famous South Korean Business People

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 1 Bae Yong-joon

Bae Yong-joon
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Bae Yong-joon is a South Korean former actor best known for his portrayal of Kang Joon-sang/Lee Min-hyeong in the TV drama series Winter Sonata, which became a huge success in more than 20 countries. His performance in the series earned him several awards, including KBS Drama Awards. An active businessman, Bae is credited with founding a management agency called KeyEast.

 2 Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Jim Yong Kim, or Kim Yong, was born in South Korea and later moved to the US, where he grew up to be the president of the World Bank. The physician and anthropologist has also taught at Harvard Medical School, his alma, and co-owns the medical care company Partners in Health.

 3 Chung Ju Yung

Chung Ju Yung
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tongchon, Kogendo, Japanese Korea
Died: March 21, 2001
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 4 Ahn Cheol-Soo

Ahn Cheol-Soo
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea

 5 Lee Yoo-ri

Lee Yoo-ri
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean actress, Lee Yoo-ri, is best known for her role as the antagonist in the TV drama series Twinkle Twinkle. Making her debut in 2001, she gained much popularity for appearing in the teen drama series School 4. Although better known as a TV actress, she has also acted in a couple of films. 

 6 Sang Yoon

Sang Yoon
Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 7 Chung Mong-hun

Chung Mong-hun
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Korea
Died: August 4, 2003
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 8 Kim Woo-jung

Kim Woo-jung
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Died: December 9, 2019

 9 Cho Joong-hoon

Cho Joong-hoon
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
Died: November 17, 2002

 10 Chung Se Yung

Chung Se Yung
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: June 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tongchon, North Korea
Died: May 21, 2005

 11 Chey Jong-Hyon

Chey Jong-Hyon
Famous As: Business executive
Birthdate: November 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suwŏn, South Korea
Died: August 26, 1998

 12 Shin Kyuk-ho

Shin Kyuk-ho
Famous As: Businessman known for being the founder of the South Korean conglomerate Lotte Corporation
Birthdate: October 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
Died: January 19, 2020

 13 Shin Dong-bin

Shin Dong-bin
Famous As: CEO of Lotte Corporation
Birthdate: February 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan