Korean Celebrities With The Most Stocks In 2016

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On June 5, chaebul.com released a list of 18 celebrities with stocks exceeding 100 million won (about $86,000). Overall, the value of the stocks on the list has decreased 10.9 percent since the beginning of the year and have a combined value of 542.1 billion won (about $470 million).

The Korean celebrity with the most stocks is Lee Soo Man, the founder of SM Entertainment. His stocks have decreased 1.3 percent since the beginning of the year and currently has a value of 180.1 billion won (about $155 million).

Yang Hyun Suk, the founder of YG Entertainment, holds second place. His stock has decreased 11.8 percent since the beginning of the year and currently holds a value of 155.8 billion won (about $134 million).

KeyEast’s founder Bae Yong Joon fell 4.0 percent to a current value of 63.1 billion won (about $54 million) and now holds third place on the list.

Han Sung Ho of FNC entertainment fell 31.3 percent to a value of 48.6 billion won (about $42 million) and fourth place on the list.

Ham Yeon Ji, who debuted as a musical actress, fell 31.5 percent to a value of 34.4 billion won and held on to her fifth place ranking. Ham Yeon Ji is the granddaughter of Ham Tae Ho, the founder and honorary president of the Ottogi company.

Park Jin Young of JYP Entertainment holds sixth place on the list with 28.8 billion won, a slight decrease from the beginning of the year. Actor Park Soon Ae holds seventh place on the list.

Actress Kyun Mi Ri holds eighth place on the list and her stocks fell 46.4 percent to a current value of 5.5 billion won after the company she owns shares in came under fire for an unfaithful disclosure scandal.

Actor Lee Soon Jae, Kyeon Mi Ri’s daughter Lee Yoo Bi (an actress), and actor Kim Ji Hoon also owned shares in the company and saw their stocks halved since the beginning of the year.

Actress Go Hyun Jung rose to ninth place on the list after seeing her stock rise by 23.0 percent to a current value of 4.9 billion won. Actor Jo In Sung also saw his stock rose 23.0 percent to a value of 900 million won, ranking him No. 13 on the list.

Actor Jang Dong Gun, emcees Kang Ho Dong and Shin Dong Yup, and comedians Kim Byung Man and Lee Soo Geun hold shares in SM C&C and saw their stock dip 8 percent this year. Jang Dong Gun holds tenth place on the list.

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