The founders of Korea’s major star management companies snagged the top four slots on the list of Korea’s stock-rich celebrities in 2014, an online business researcher’s data showed recently.
As of Dec. 30, Yang Hyun-suk, the founder of YG Entertainment, topped the list with his listed stocks worth about
185.8 billion won ($168.2 million), according to Chaebol.com. Lee Soo-man, the founder of S.M. Entertainment, ranked No. 2 with 149.3 billion won. Actor and KEAST majority shareholder Bae Yong-joon and JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young ranked third and fourth, respectively.
Actors and comedians dominated the rest of the list. Actress Park Soon-ae, the wife of the chief executive of Pungguk Alchohol Industrial Co. Ltd., placed fifth, followed by hallyu actor Jang Dong-gun. Actress Kyeon Mi-ri and her 24-year-old daughter Lee Yu-bi, who is also an actress, ranked seventh and 12th, respectively.