It’s a return to the throne!
SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man is back as the wealthiest celebrity shareholder.
According to the information released on chaebul.com on December 3, Lee Soo Man’s shares are worth roughly 186,680,000,000 won ($176,000,000), edging out Yang Hyun Suk to number two, and taking the spot as the wealthiest celebrity shareholder.
While Lee Soo Man’s worth in shares has fallen by 8,350,000,000 won ($7,900,000), Yang Hyun Suk’s has decreased by a much larger amount of 48,700,000,000 won ($46,000,000), which resulted in the ranking switch.
On one hand, Park Jin Young, after the merger with JYP Entertainment and JYP, jumped to third place, with a four times increase in his amount of holdings from 7,400,000,000 won to 24,600,000,000 won ($6,900,000 to $23,200,000).
In fourth place is Bae Yong Joon, a large shareholder of KeyEast, with 23,870,000,000 won ($22,500,000), and in fifth is Park Soon Ae with 7,500,000,000 won ($7,000,000).
Also placing on the list of richest shareholders were Jang Dong Gun, Kang Ho Dong, and Shin Dong Yeop.