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Korean stars who are also talented and excellent CEOs

The following stars of the Korean entertainment industry surprise more and more fans because of their talents.

Not only do they have excellent appearances and outstanding gifts, but many Korean actors and idols also become famous CEOs, with entrepreneurial capacities and increasing properties. Here is the list of those both talented entertainers and adroit business people that are greatly admired.

Taecyeon (2PM)

The “beast” idol Taecyeon of 2PM performed as a chief executive in the drama Vincenzo. However, few people know that in real life, the male idol is also a real CEO of his own company – OkCat.

During college, Taecyeon was known to have majored in business administration as well as international studies, so no wonder he has such a good build. Taecyeon’s OkCat brand is greatly loved by its consumers with a variety of products, almost all of which he designed by himself.

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Taecyeon has good business talent.

So Ji Sub

So Ji Sub is no longer an unfamiliar name in the Korean entertainment world. With his brilliant look and talent, he has become one of the highest-paid actors in the Kimchi country. After more than 2 decades working in the industry, So Ji Sub owns an impressively huge property, with the company “51K Entertainment” founded by the actor in 2009.

Over 10 years in operation, 51K Entertainment currently manages many famous artists. Besides, the company also invests in dramas production and exportation, as well as books and magazines publishing.

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So Ji Sub is one of the most famous actors.

Kang Daniel

It would be a mistake not to mention the name of this young but capable idol Kang Daniel, who is known as “Nation’s Center” after participating in Produce 101  season 2. He was so famous as a rookie that he overwhelmed the mass K-pop fandom. All the activities of the male idol also drew huge attention from the public.

Kang Daniel is now the CEO of KD Corporation and KONNECT Entertainment, which he founded at the age of 24. He is recognized as the youngest CEO in the entertainment industry.

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Kang Daniel is the name that once stirred up Korean showbiz.

Hyun Bin and Shin Min Ah

Hyun Bin and Shin Min Ah are two famous names in the Korean showbiz world. Besides their bright appearance, they also have admirable acting talents. It is known that after leaving AM Entertainment, the two have set up their own entertainment company called O&Entertainment, which manages many famous actors and actresses such as Lee Yeon Hee, Stephanie Lee, Shin Do Hyun …

However, when Hyun Bin’s contract with O&Entertainment expired, he split up to establish another company called VAST Entertainment, which was also extremely successful.

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Both are co-founders of a company.

Ha Ji Won

Ha Ji Won is widely known for her drama Secret Garden. She is also one of the most highly regarded actresses and is titled as the “strong woman” of the Korean entertainment industry for her many action scenes.

In 2013, the actress surprised the public by officially starting her own company called Haewadal (The Sun and the Moon) Entertainment. According to Ha Ji Won, the name means “hoping that it can shine brightly”. And that’s right, it’s currently the one of most popular companies in Korea.

Ha Ji Won became a CEO in 2013.

Bae Yong Joon

For ages, Bae Yong Joon has been known as “the king of entertainment” in Korean showbiz. The actor is the first generation to introduce Hallyu wave to the world. Bae Yong Joon received the Medal of Culture awarded by the Korean government for his contribution to promoting Korean culture abroad.

He is also the CEO of KeyEast Entertainment, taking over the management and successfully producing various stars such as Kim So Hyun, Kim Dong Wook, Lee Ji Ah

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The veteran actor of Kbiz.

The above names show that stars can not only shine with their acting and singing, but also can establish admirably powerful “entertainment empires” in showbiz.

Source: Yan

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