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[Graphic News] Stock-rich celebrities in Korea

By Korea Herald

Published : Feb. 22, 2015 - 18:47

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According to, 15 Korean celebrities had over 100 million won ($90,000) in stocks in their own name as of Feb. 17. Among them, six were found to own over 10 billion won in stocks.

Yang Hyun-suk, founder of YG Entertainment, remained the richest celeb, with 182.2 billion won in listed stocks, despite seeing a 4.2 percent fall since January. He was followed by SM Entertainment founder and chairman Lee Soo-man, who currently owns 142.7 billion won in stocks and saw an 8.1 decrease from January.

FNC Entertainment founder Han Sung-ho ranked third with 75.3 billion won, and actor Bae Yong-joon placed fourth with 73.6 billion won. Both saw their stock prices rise compared to January. JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young, who owns 24.4 billion won in stocks, saw his holdings increase by 3.9 percent.

Several actors and comedians also made it onto the list. Actresses Park Soon-ae and Kyeon Mi-ri ranked sixth and seventh, followed by actor Jang Dong-gun, and entertainers Kang Ho-dong and Shin Dong-yup.