Chaebol is the name used to refer to large family corporations in Korea, also known as tycoons.
Kang Dong Won
Actor Kang Dong-won’s father is a vice president of SPP Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., one of the largest shipbuilding companies in the world. He is considered a successful “self-made rich” person.
Jung So Min
Her father is a director of a private company and is known as one of the richest men in Korea. He wanted his daughter to follow the path of education because So Min used to study very well. However, when she showed her acting talent, he changed his mind. Although she comes from a rich background, Jung So Min often takes on difficult roles.
Choi Si Won
Siwon’s father is a former CEO of the pharmaceutical company Boryung Medience and his mother is the owner of a famous lingerie brand. Super Junior members once commented, “Siwon can buy MBC if he wants to” in an interview with MBC.
So Young (SNSD)
Sooyoung’s grandfather is the owner of a famous architecture firm contracted to build the famous Seoul Arts Center. Her father is the president of a trading company.
Park Hyung Sik
In a variety show, we learn that Park Hyung Sik’s father is a member of the board of directors of BMW Korea.
Lee Yi Kyung
He comes from a family whose father is the CEO of a large company, believed to be LG Innotek. Meanwhile, he often acted in films that were so poor that he couldn’t afford to fail.
Jung Il Woo
Jung Il Woo’s father is the director of a Kendo (Japanese fencing) academy. In addition, his grandfather is a former President’s Doctor and is currently the director of a famous general hospital in Korea.
Although often teased about his rich background on variety shows, PO once revealed that his family owned a duty-free shop.
Honey Lee’s father is a senior official of the NIS (national intelligence agency), while her mother is a professor at Ewha Womans University.
Yoon Tae Young
Yoon Tae Young’s father used to be the vice president of Samsung Electronics.
(According to Teddy Kieu/MYNWTM)