These Korean stars were born with a silver spoon, but have achieved success through their own efforts and passion.
Kim Won Hoon
Comedian Kim Won Hoon recently revealed that he comes from a wealthy background through SBS’s “Strong Heart.”
During the broadcast, when Kim Ho Young asked Kim Won Hoon, “I heard your income is in the billions now that your schedule has become busier”, fellow comedian Uhm Ji Yoon revealed, “He can buy SBS. He lives in a nice house. He can’t buy it himself, but his dad can. He’s born with a silver spoon.'”
Hearing this, Kim Won Hoon replied that his father “runs a small factory.”
Lee Yi Kyung
Actor Lee Yi Kyung is also a well-known “silver spoon” celebrity. Lee Yi Kyung’s father, Lee Woong Beom, held various positions such as the president of LG Innotek, president of an LG Chemical affiliate, and chairman of the Korea Battery Industry Association. He also served as the president of Yeonam University, which was established by the LG Group.
According to a report released by the Financial Supervisory Service in 2015, Lee Yi Kyung’s father’s annual income was reported to be around the range of 1 billion KRW.
Tak Jae Hoon
Comedian Tak Jae Hoon is also known to have a wealthy background. In particular, Tak Jae Hoon’s father is Bae Jo Woong, the chairman of a company with an annual revenue of 18 billion KRW.
Kang Dong Won
Actor Kang Dong Won‘s father, Kang Cheol Woo, is the vice president of SPP Heavy Industries, a prominent shipbuilding and heavy industries company in South Korea. Particularly noteworthy, Kang Cheol Woo is considered a self-made person who climbed up the ranks from an ordinary employee to the position of vice president, which added to the discussion surrounding him.
Umji, a member of the girl group VIVIZ and former member of GFRIEND, is also one of the famous “silver spoon” idols. Umji’s father is the head of a well-known dental chain in South Korea. It is known that the chain operates in various regions nationwide, including Seoul, Gyeonggi Province, Incheon, Chungcheong Province, and Jeolla Province, with over 40 locations.