Famous South Korean Business People

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Bae Yong-joon
(South Korean Businessman and Former Actor)
Bae Yong-joon
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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.

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Chung Ju Yung
(Businessman)
Chung Ju Yung
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Birthdate: November 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tongchon, Kogendo, Japanese Korea
Died: March 21, 2001
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Ahn Cheol-Soo
(Politician)
Ahn Cheol-Soo
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Birthdate: February 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea
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Lee Yoo-ri
(Actress)
Lee Yoo-ri
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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. 

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Shin Kyuk-ho
(South Korean Entrepreneur and Founder of 'Lotte Corporation')
Shin Kyuk-ho
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Birthdate: October 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
Died: January 19, 2020

The founder of Korean candy giant Lotte, Shin Kyuk-ho started as a chewing gum maker but later expanded the Lotte Group to include industries such as hotels, fast food outlets, and department stores, and even 2 baseball teams. One of South Korea’s richest people, he was also convicted of embezzlement later.

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Shin Dong-bin
(Korean-Japanese Businessman & CEO of 'Lotte Corporation')
Shin Dong-bin
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Birthdate: February 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Shin Dong-bin is a Korean-Japanese businessman best known as the CEO of Lotte Corporation, which was founded by his father Shin Kyuk-ho. After a long legal battle with his brother Shin Dong-ju, Shin Dong-bin gained control over the company. He also serves as the Chairman of Lotte Korea and CEO of the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team. 

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Sang Yoon
(Restaurateur)
Sang Yoon
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Chung Mong-hun
(Businessman)
Chung Mong-hun
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Birthdate: September 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Korea
Died: August 4, 2003
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Kim Woo-jung
(Businessman)
Kim Woo-jung
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Birthdate: December 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Died: December 9, 2019
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Cho Joong-hoon
(Businessman)
Cho Joong-hoon
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Birthdate: March 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
Died: November 17, 2002
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Chung Se Yung
(Industrialist)
Chung Se Yung
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Birthdate: June 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tongchon, North Korea
Died: May 21, 2005
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Chey Jong-Hyon
(Business executive)
Chey Jong-Hyon
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Birthdate: November 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suwŏn, South Korea
Died: August 26, 1998