Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the richest celebrity of them all? Yes it is becoming clear now and the answer is firm. YG‘s charismatic CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, is the richest celebrity, but how much is he actually worth and how much is that using my patented “Corn Cob-o-meter” counting system?
In a recent list of top 400 millionaires published by the millionaire tracking site Chaebul.com, Samsung CEO Lee Kun Hee topped the list with personal assets totalling approximately 13 Trillion Korean Won (KRW) or roughly 11 Billion U.S. Dollar (USD). YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk was also on this list, and he has the honour of being the richest person in all of the entertainment industry with personal assets totalling KRW 219 Billion or once again roughly USD 193 million. A lot of this can be attributed to the rising stock prices of YG Entertainment buoyed by the success of PSY in the global market.
Further down the list comes SM CEO Lee Soo Man with a paltry(?) KRW 193 Billion/USD 170 Million, Senior Actor and honorary CEO of Jeju Free International City Broadcasting System Shin Yong Kyun with KRW 148 Billion/USD 130 Million, and lastly Seoul Cinema CEO Kwak Jung Hwan with KRW 79 Billion/USD 69 Million. These figures were derived by counting amount of shares held by each individual, dividends, real estate assets, and other tangible assets, while excluding certain unconfirmed assets like jewellery or art works.
But you know these are just such big numbers that it is kind of hard to appreciate just how much this really is. This is where my patented “Corn Cob-o-meter” counting system comes into play. Using a dash of math, some Google wizardry, and a bit of image editing, we can determine just how many corn cobs Yang Hyun Suk could buy if he was to exchange the whole of his personal assets into corn cobs.
-Conclusion: Yang Hyun Suk can buy a lot of corn cobs