100 Notable alumni of
Seoul National University

Seoul National University is 201st in the world, 39th in Asia, and 4th in South Korea by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Seoul National University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff. 2 individuals affiliated with Seoul National University won Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.

  1. Kim Tae-hee

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    Kim Tae-hee
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actormodel
    Biography

    Kim Tae-hee is a South Korean actress. Considered one of South Korea's most beautiful women, she is best known for her roles in Korean dramas such as Stairway to Heaven (2003), Love Story in Harvard (2004), Iris (2009), My Princess (2011), Yong-pal (2015) and Hi Bye, Mama! (2020). Kim Tae-hee is referred to as one of "The Troika" along with Song Hye-kyo and Jun Ji-hyun, collectively known by the acronym "Tae-Hye-Ji".

  2. Ban Ki-moon

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    Ban Ki-moon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean politician and diplomat who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Before becoming the Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India.

  3. Lee Sang-yoon

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    Lee Sang-yoon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    film actoractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Lee Sang-yoon is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his starring roles in My Daughter Seo-young (2012), Angel Eyes (2014), Liar Game (2014), On the Way to the Airport (2016), Whisper (2017), About Time (2018) and VIP (2019).

  4. Kim Young-sam

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    Kim Young-sam
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1927-2015 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kim Young-sam was a South Korean politician and democratic activist, who served as President of South Korea from 1993 to 1998. From 1961, he spent almost 30 years as one of the leaders of the South Korean opposition, and one of the most powerful rivals to the authoritarian regimes of Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan.

  5. Lee Jae-yong

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    Lee Jae-yong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    businesspersonindustrialist
    Biography

    Lee Jae-yong, known professionally in the West as Jay Y. Lee, is a South Korean business magnate and Chairman of Samsung. He is the only son of Hong Ra-hee and Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung until his death in 2020, and is his father's successor. He is referred to as the "Crown Prince of Samsung" by the South Korean media and speaks Korean, English, and Japanese. As of May 2021, Lee is estimated to be worth US$12.5 billion, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in South Korea. In January 2021, Lee was sidelined from taking part in major Samsung business dealings after he resumed serving a prison sentence for a bribery and embezzlement conviction.

  6. Lee Ha-nui

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    Lee Ha-nui
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actormodelbeauty pageant contestantfilm actor
    Biography

    Lee Hanee, also known as Honey Lee, is a South Korean actress, model, classical musician and beauty pageant titleholder. She represented her country at the global Miss Universe 2007, and won 3rd runner-up. She has acted in several films and television series.

  7. Kim Jeong-hoon

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    Kim Jeong-hoon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    singeractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Kim Jeong-hoon, also known by his stage name John Hoon, is a South Korean singer and actor. He initially rose to fame as a member of South Korean duo UN debuting with the single Voice Mail in 2000. After the duo disbanded in 2005, his fame increased as an actor starring in Princess Hours, a drama based on a manhwa.

  8. Rhyu Si-min

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    Rhyu Si-min
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistcivil servantuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    Rhyu Si-min is a South Korean politician who served as the 44th Minister of Health and Welfare from February 2006 to May 2007. Before starting his political career since August 2002, he was a journalist of Dong-a Ilbo and The Hankyoreh, with having his continuous progressive and liberal attitudes. He was in the UNDP as an Assembly member (representative) for Deogyang A district, and is a graduate of Seoul National University with a degree in Economics, and master's from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Economics. He resigned on May 22, 2007. He declared his presidential candidacy on August 18, 2007.

  9. Lee Soon-jae

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    Lee Soon-jae
    Born in
    North Korea Flag North Korea
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorpoliticianstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Lee Soon-jae is a South Korean actor. He has had a prolific career on the small and big screen spanning over six decades, and was given a second-class Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit for his work as an actor.

  10. Ahn Cheol-soo

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    Ahn Cheol-soo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneurphysicianuniversity teacherphysiologist
    Biography

    Ahn Cheol-soo is a South Korean politician, medical doctor, businessperson and software entrepreneur. A two-time former presidential election candidate in 2012 and 2017, Ahn was the Bareunmirae Party's candidate for the Seoul mayorship in 2018.He ran as an independent candidate for the presidential election in 2012, but withdrew a month before the election took place to support Moon Jae-in whom he ran against in 2017 as the People's Party nominee. He was a founding co-leader and the party leader of the People's Party until his party and Bareun Party merged as Bareunmirae Party in February 2018. Prior to politics, Ahn founded AhnLab, Inc., an antivirus software company, in 1995. He was chairman of the board and Chief Learning Officer of AhnLab until September 2012, and remains the company's largest stakeholder. Prior to entering politics, Ahn served as dean of the Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology at Seoul National University until September 2012.

  11. Sumi Jo

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    Sumi Jo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusician
    Biography

    Sumi Jo, OSI is a South Korean lyric coloratura soprano known for her Grammy award-winning interpretations of the bel canto repertoire.

  12. Kim Ui-seong

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    Kim Ui-seong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Kim Eui-sung is a South Korean actor. He starred in film such as The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996), Office (2015), The Exclusive: Beat the Devil's Tattoo (2015) and Train to Busan (2016). He also appears in the TV series W (2016).

  13. Lee Nak-yon

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    Lee Nak-yon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lee Nak-yon, also known as Lee Nak-yeon, is a South Korean politician who previously served as the 41st Prime Minister of South Korea. He is also the longest serving prime minister of South Korea since the Constitution of South Korea was last revised in 1987. He also served as the governor of Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla) province, a stronghold of his party. Before serving as governor, he worked as a journalist for over 20 years and served as a member of the National Assembly for four terms.

  14. Na Kyung-won

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    Na Kyung-won
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Na Kyung-won is a South Korean judge-turned-politician. She is a member of the conservative United Future Party, which is the main opposition party, formerly called the Liberty Korea Party, Grand National Party and Saenuri Party. She is a four-term lawmaker and the first female floor leader of the Liberty Korea Party, a post she held from December 2018 to December 2019.

  15. Kim Hye-eun

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    Kim Hye-eun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Kim Hye-eun is a South Korean actress. Kim began working as an announcer for the MBC network in 1997, first at a local affiliate in Cheongju, then later as a weathercaster of the main news desk in Seoul. After eight years, she resigned from MBC in 2004. Kim pursued acting in earnest in 2007, and has since starred in films and television series, notably Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012) and Secret Love Affair (2014).

  16. Chung Doo-un

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    Chung Doo-un
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1957-2019 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Seoul National University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Chung Doo-un was a South Korean politician who was Vice-Mayor of Seoul from 2000 to 2003.

  17. You Hee-Yeol

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    You Hee-Yeol
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    singerpianistsongwriterrecord producertelevision presenter
    Biography

    You Hee-yeol is a South Korean singer-songwriter, radio DJ, and the host of You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook. He is the founder of the record label Antenna Music and the sole member of the project band Toy.

  18. Kim Jong-pil

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    Kim Jong-pil
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1926-2018 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Kim Jong-pil was a South Korean politician and the founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA, now the National Intelligence Service). He served as prime minister twice, from 1971 to 1975 during the presidency of Park Chung-hee (1961–1979) and from 1998 to 2000 during the presidency of Kim Dae-jung (1998–2002).

  19. Beenzino

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    Beenzino
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    rappermaster of ceremoniessinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Lim Sung-bin, better known by the stage name Beenzino (Hangul: 빈지노), is a South Korean rapper. His stage name is a play on that of Boston rapper Benzino, combined with "빈" (pronounced "been") from his birth name. Beenzino made his first official public appearance at Dok2's Hustle Real Hard Concert on June 5, 2011 and has since released three solo albums, as well as other works in collaboration with hip hop producers Primary and Shimmy Twice, and as the duo Hot Clip with South Korean rapper Beatbox DG. He is noted for his melodic style of rapping.

  20. Cho Yoon-sun

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    Cho Yoon-sun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Seoul National University
    Studied in 1984-1988
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Cho Yoon-sun is a South Korean lawyer, writer and politician. She formerly served as the South Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family and later as its Minister of Culture, however she was later jailed after being convicted of abuse of power and coercion.

  21. Ha-Joon Chang

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    Ha-Joon Chang
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Ha-Joon Chang is a South Korean institutional economist, specialising in development economics. Currently he is a reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. Chang is the author of several widely discussed policy books, most notably Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002). In 2013, Prospect magazine ranked Chang as one of the top 20 World Thinkers.

  22. Chang Ki-ha

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    Chang Ki-ha
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singeractorsongwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    Chang Kiha is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor and radio host. He is best known as the lead singer of the indie rock band Kiha & The Faces.

  23. Kim Sung-min

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    Kim Sung-min
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1973-2016 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    film actoractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Kim Sung-min was a South Korean actor.

  24. Kim Chang-wan

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    Kim Chang-wan
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film actorsingeractorcomposersongwriter
    Biography

    Kim Chang Wan is a South Korean rock singer, composer, musician, actor, TV host, radio DJ, writer, and poet.

  25. Kam Woo-sung

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    Kam Woo-sung
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Kam Woo-sung is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his portrayal of a court jester serving a despotic king in the hit period film The King and the Clown.

  26. Lee Hae Chan

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    Lee Hae Chan
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Lee Hae-chan is a South Korean politician who served as Leader of the Democratic Party of Korea from 2018 to 2020. He also served as Prime Minister of South Korea from 2004 to 2006.

  27. Chung Mong-joon

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    Chung Mong-joon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    association football playerpoliticianbusinesspersonarcher
    Biography

    Chung Mong-joon or Chung Mong Joon is a South Korean businessman and politician. He is the sixth son of Chung Ju-yung, founder of Hyundai, the second-largest South Korean chaebol before its breakup in 2003. He remains the controlling shareholder of a Hyundai offshoot, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, parent of the world's largest shipbuilding company. He is also the chairman of the board of the University of Ulsan and Ulsan College in Ulsan, South Korea. He is the founder and the honorary chairman of The Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He was Honorary Vice-President of FIFA and president of the South Korean football association.

  28. Kim Boo-kyum

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    Kim Boo-kyum
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kim Boo-kyum is a South Korean activist and politician, and currently the Prime Minister since 14 May 2021. He was the former Minister of Interior and Safety from 2017 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he also served as the Member of the National Assembly for Suseong 1st constituency from 2016 to 2020 and was previously MP for Gunpo from 2000 to 2012, first for the Grand National Party (GNP) and then, from 2003, the liberal Uri Party and its successors. In the 2016 parliamentary election in Daegu, Kim defeated his Saenuri opponent Kim Moon-soo in a 62.5 percent landslide, marking the first time a member of a liberal party had been elected in that city since 1985. Kim had earlier stood for mayor of Daegu in the 2014 local elections, and received 40 percent of the vote, a number seen at the time as unusually large in the conservative stronghold. He stated in 2014 that he hoped to "overcome the barrier of regionalism".

  29. Lee Juck

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    Lee Juck
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    singerpianistsongwriter
    Biography

    Lee Juck is a South Korean singer, lyricist, composer and arranger.

  30. Jeong Jin-yeong

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    Jeong Jin-yeong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorstage actortelevision actorfilm director
    Biography

    Jung Jin-young is a South Korean actor. He has starred in numerous films, including Hi! Dharma!, Bunt, and The Case of Itaewon Homicide. Jung is best known for his frequent collaborations with director Lee Joon-ik, as Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield and its sequel Battlefield Heroes, The Happy Life, Sunny, and particularly for his role as King Yeonsan in the hugely successful King and the Clown.

  31. Sim Sang-jung

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    Sim Sang-jung
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Sim Sang-jung is a South Korean politician. She was one of the five major presidential candidates in the 2017 South Korean presidential election, running as the Justice Party's nominee.

  32. Yoo Seong-min

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    Yoo Seong-min
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Yoo Seong-min, also known as Yoo Seung-min, is a South Korean economist and politician. Yoo is former a member of the Korean Parliament and was the Bareun Party's presidential nominee in the 2017 South Korean presidential election. He is the son of late Daegu court chief, attorney and Member of Parliament, Yoo Soo-ho for Junggu of Daegu.

  33. Lee Hoi-chang

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    Lee Hoi-chang
    Born in
    North Korea Flag North Korea
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Lee Hoi-chang is a South Korean politician and lawyer who served as the 26th Prime Minister of South Korea from 1993 to 1994. He was a presidential candidate in the 15th, 16th and 17th presidential elections of South Korea. Prior to his presidential campaigns, Lee served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Korea.

  34. Jo Young-nam

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    Jo Young-nam
    Born in
    North Korea Flag North Korea
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    paintersinger
    Biography

    Jo Young-nam is a South Korean singer and painter, writer, and television personality.

  35. Kim Kyoung-soo

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    Kim Kyoung-soo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kim Kyoung-soo is a South Korean politician who is a member of the National Assembly of South Korea and current Democratic Party / Governor of South Gyeongsang Province.

  36. Lee In-je

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    Lee In-je
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianjudge
    Biography

    Rhee In-je, a former judge, is a South Korean politician.

  37. Sohn Hak-kyu

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    Sohn Hak-kyu
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sohn Hak-kyu is a South Korean politician and the former governor of Gyeonggi-do, the most populous province in Korea. He became a politician in 1996 as a congressman of Grand National Party, and became a governor of Gyeonggi-do in 2002. He was the leader of the liberal Democratic Party.

  38. Lee Si-won

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    Lee Si-won
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Lee Si-won is a South Korean actress.

  39. Chin Jung-kwon

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    Chin Jung-kwon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    literary criticjournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Chin Jung-kwon is a South Korean aesthetician, critic and professor.

  40. Won Hee-ryong

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    Won Hee-ryong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Won Hee-ryong is a South Korean politician. He is a member of the 16th, 17th, and 18th National Assembly, and was a Supreme Council Member of the conservative Grand National Party. He is the current governor of Jeju Province.

  41. Lee Hui-ho

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    Lee Hui-ho
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1922-2019 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    politicianpeace activist
    Biography

    Lee Hee-ho, sometimes spelled as Lee Hui-ho,, was a South Korean women's rights activist, peace advocate and former First Lady of South Korea during the presidency of her husband Kim Dae-jung from 1998 to 2003.

  42. Lee Jong-wook

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    Lee Jong-wook
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1945-2006 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatphysician
    Biography

    Lee Jong-wook was a South Korean public health doctor. He was the director-general of the World Health Organization for three years. Lee joined the WHO in 1983, working on a variety of projects including the Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunizations and Stop Tuberculosis. He began his term as director-general in 2004, and was the first figure from Korea to lead an international agency.

  43. Kim So-hyun

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    Kim So-hyun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Kim So-hyun is a South Korean musical theatre actress. She graduated from Seoul National University's College of Music and appeared in several operas, before making her official acting debut in 2001 as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. She immediately rose to musical theatre stardom and has since starred in South Korean stage productions of Jekyll & Hyde, My Fair Lady, The Three Musketeers, Elisabeth, and Marie Antoinette.

  44. Cho Kuk

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    Cho Kuk
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    legal scholarpoliticianwriteractivist
    Biography

    Cho Kuk is a South Korean jurist and politician. He was the Senior Secretary to the President for Civil Affairs from 2017 to 2019 in the Moon Jae-in Cabinet. On 9 September 2019, President Moon Jae-in appointed Cho as Minister of Justice, replacing the incumbent Park Sang-ki. As of late 2019, Cho Kuk was involved in a series of controversies, including allegations of illicit business activities and falsification of academic achievements of his daughter. On 14 October, Cho Kuk announced his resignation of Minister of Justice over corruption allegations.

  45. Lee Jong-kul

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    Lee Jong-kul
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Lee Jong-kul is a South Korean politician. He has a bachelor's degree in law from Seoul National University. He is currently a member of the National Assembly and was the floor leader of The Minjoo Party of Korea. He is proud of his grandfather Lee Hoe-yeong as he devoted himself to fighting Japanese colonialists.

  46. Goh Kun

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    Goh Kun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Goh Kun is a South Korean politician, the former Prime Minister of South Korea and former Acting President of South Korea.

  47. Lee Jung-hee

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    Lee Jung-hee
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    autobiographerhuman rights activistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Lee Jung-hee is a South Korean politician, lawyer and activist. 18th member of the National Assembly of South Korea. She was one of the candidates for the 2012 presidential election.

  48. Kim Moon-soo

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    Kim Moon-soo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Kim Moon-soo is a Korean conservative politician and the 32nd Governor of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. A former labor activist, he began his career in politics when he participated in the foundation of the People’s Party in 1990. He was elected to the 15th National Assembly at Sosa-gu, Bucheon, as a candidate for the New Korea Party. After continuing to serve as a member of the assembly in the 16th and the 17th National Assemblies, he became the 4th Governor of Gyeonggi Province to be elected by popular vote in 2006.

  49. Ko Un

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    Ko Un
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    poetwritertranslatoruniversity teacherbhikkhu
    Biography

    Ko Un is a South Korean poet whose works have been translated and published in more than fifteen countries. He had been imprisoned many times due to his role in the campaign for Korean democracy and was later mentioned in Korea as one of the front runners for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

  50. Kolleen Park

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    Kolleen Park
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    music directoractorconductor
    Biography

    Kolleen Park is an American-born South Korean musical director, conductor, and actress, and is also a judge on the Korean talent show Korea's Got Talent.

  51. Ji Sang-ryeol

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    Ji Sang-ryeol
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorcomediantelevision actor
    Biography

    Ji Sang-ryeol is a South Korean actor, comedian, and host. Ji has made numerous appearances in dramas and TV Shows. He is well known for his blunt yet humorous personality in TV Shows such as X-Man and being of the main MCs of top Korean variety show 2 Days & 1 Night until a sudden withdrawal and replaced by Kim C. In 2010 Ji was one of the main MCs of Family Outing 2 along with female comedian Shin Bong-sun.

  52. Chung Dong-young

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    Chung Dong-young
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjournalist
    Biography

    Chung Dong-young is a politician and was the United New Democratic Party nominee for President of South Korea in 2007.

  53. Oh Keo-don

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    Oh Keo-don
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Oh Keo-don is a South Korean public servant and politician who served as mayor of Busan.

  54. Chun In-bum

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    Chun In-bum
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Chun In-bum is a retired South Korean Army Lieutenant general and authority on Korean politics and military relations.

  55. Chung Eui-yong

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    Chung Eui-yong
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Seoul National University
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in diplomacy
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Chung Eui-yong is a South Korean diplomat and a politician currently serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Moon Jae-in from February 2021 after serving as his first Director of National Security from 2017 to 2020.

  56. Kang Bu-ja

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    Kang Bu-ja
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    film actoractorpolitician
    Biography

    Kang Boo-ja is a South Korean actress. Kang was studying Korean Language and Literature at Chungnam National University when she dropped out to pursue acting. She made her acting debut in 1962 and has been active on Korean stage, television and film for more than five decades.

  57. Han Min-goo

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    Han Min-goo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Han Min-goo, is a former South Korean Minister of Defense. He is a former South Korean army general who served as the 40th Chief of Staff of the South Korean army as well as the 36th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the South Korean military.

  58. Chung Un-chan

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    Chung Un-chan
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacherbankerpolitician
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    Chung Un-chan is a South Korean politician who was the Prime Minister of South Korea (2009–2010). He was a professor of Seoul National University from 1978 to 2009, serving as the president of the university from July 2002 to July 2006 until he was designated to the Prime Minister. He is the current commissioner of the Korea Baseball Organization.

  59. Yun Byung-se

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    diplomatpolitician
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    Yun Byung-se was the Foreign Affairs Minister of South Korea. His term ended 31 May 2017. From 2006 to 2008, Yun served as senior presidential secretary for foreign, security and unification policy.

  60. Yoo Il-ho

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    politician
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    Yoo Il-ho is a South Korean politician. He was the acting Prime Minister of South Korea, following Hwang Kyo-ahn's resignation from 11 May 2017 until 31 May 2017. Yoo had also served as finance minister.

  61. Benjamin Whisoh Lee

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    1935-1977 (aged 42)
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    physicisttheoretical physicist
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    Benjamin Whisoh Lee or Ben Lee, was a Korean-born American theoretical physicist. His work in theoretical particle physics exerted great influence on the development of the standard model in the late 20th century, especially on the renormalization of the electro-weak model and gauge theory.

  62. Kim Beom-soo

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    1966-.. (age 55)
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    businessperson
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    Kim Beom-soo is a South Korean billionaire businessman, the chairman of Kakao, a South Korean internet company.

  63. Seo Kyung-seok

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    1972-.. (age 49)
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    comedian
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    Seo Kyung-seok, is a South Korean comedian and show host. He was a cast member of the variety show Real Men.

  64. Kang Kum-sil

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Kang Kum-Sil is a South Korean politician and a lawyer, and also served as the Minister of Justice from February 2003 to July 2004. She was the ruling Uri Party Mayoral candidate of Seoul Metropolitan City (lost to Oh Se-hoon of Grand National Party), and is a graduate of Seoul National University with a degree in Law.

  65. Hong Jin-ki

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    1917-1986 (aged 69)
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    judge
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    Hong Jin-Ki was an entrepreneurial journalist and South Korean high-ranking official of the Syngman Rhee government who served as the 9th Ministry of Justice from 1958 to 1960.

  66. Lee O-young

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    1934-.. (age 87)
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    writer
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    Lee O-young is a South Korean critic and novelist. Although the romanized spelling of the hangul name "이어령" might be Yi O-ryŏng or Lee Eo-ryeong, Lee O-young is the author's preferred romanization according to the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.

  67. Lho Shin-yong

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    1930-2019 (aged 89)
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    politiciandiplomat
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    Lho Shin-yong was a South Korean politician, diplomat and intelligence chief, who served as the 18th Prime Minister, the 18th Foreign Minister and the 12th Director of the Agency of National Security Planning (ANSP, now National Intelligence Service) of the fifth South Korean republic.

  68. Kim Chi-Ha

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    poetplaywright
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    Kim Jiha is a Korean poet and playwright.

  69. Park Wan-suh

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    1931-2011 (aged 80)
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    writer
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    Park Wan-suh was a South Korean writer.

  70. Cho Bae-sook

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Cho Bae-sook is a South Korean politician and legislator, serving as the Chairwoman of the liberal Party for Democracy and Peace, a party that split from the People's Party following Ahn Cheol-soo’s decision to merge with the Bareun Party to form the Bareunmirae Party. Cho is one of three woman leading prominent South Korean liberal parties, along with Choo Mi-ae of the Minjoo Party and Lee Jeong-mi of the Justice Party.

  71. Yoo Myung-hee

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    1967-.. (age 54)
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    bureaucrat
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    Yoo Myung-hee is the current Minister for Trade of South Korea. She is the first woman to hold the position. Over the past 25 years, she has worked in various government agencies since she passed the Korean state civil servant exam in 1991.

  72. Song Minsoon

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    diplomatpolitician
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    Song Min-soon is a South Korean politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2006 until 2008.

  73. Hwang Woo-yea

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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Hwang Woo-yea is a Korean jurist, politician, and former chairman of the Saenuri Party. As of 2012 Hwang represents the electorate centred on Yeonsu District, Incheon in the National Assembly of South Korea.

  74. Won Sei-hoon

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    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Won Sei-hoon is a former South Korean public servant. Born in Yeongju, he obtained a Masters in Urban Administration from Hanyang University. In 2009, he was appointed the 10th Director of the National Intelligence Service. He was indicted in June 2013 for attempted interference in the 2012 South Korean presidential election by allegedly ordering an online misinformation campaign against opposition candidates. On January 22, 2014 he was found guilty for graft. He got a 2-year jail term and a fine of some 160 million won. In 2015, the Supreme Court returned to a lower court this ruling. On 30 August 2017, he was sentenced to four years in prison by the Seoul High Court.

  75. Suh Hoon

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    Suh Hoon is President Moon Jae-in's Director of National Security previously served as his first director of the National Intelligence Service.

  76. Ohm Ki-Young

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    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
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    journalist
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    Ohm Ki-Young is a popular news anchor and the former CEO of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation in South Korea.

  77. Gum Nanse

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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    conductor
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    Gum Nanse, is a South Korea conductor. In 1977, he was the first Korean to win the prize at the Herbert von Karajan Conductors' Competition in Berlin. He is currently general director and artistic director of the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra and Hankyung Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also the founder and artistic director of New World Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently serves as the Principal of Seoul Arts High School. However, according to a staff from Seoul Arts High School on August 16, he was recently decided to be dismissed, and a new principal will be inaugurated on August 28. Gum Nanse spent 396 days, nearly 40% of his school working days, in Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, a private orchestra, for four years. He was audited by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education in early April, due to negligence in service and in violating the prohibition of double employment.

  78. Philip Kim

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    1967-.. (age 54)
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    physicist
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    Philip Kim is a South Korean physicist. He is a condensed matter physicist known for study of quantum transport in carbon nanotubes and graphene, including observations of quantum Hall effects in graphene.

  79. Ko San

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    1976-.. (age 45)
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    astronaut
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    Ko San is CEO and founder of TIDE Institute and ATEAM Ventures.

  80. Han Duk-soo

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    diplomatpolitician
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    Han Duck-soo is a South Korean politician who served as the 34th Prime Minister of South Korea, from 2007 until February 2008, and as the ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. He served as Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association from 2012 to 2015.

  81. Kwon Young-ghil

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    journalistpoliticianautobiographertrade unionisthuman rights activist
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    Kwon Young-ghil is a South Korean politician, journalist, human rights activist, and workers' rights activist. He was a founding member of the People's Victory 21 and Democratic Labour Party.

  82. Yu Seong-yeop

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Yu Sung-yup is a South Korean politician who was the Member of the National Assembly for Jeongeup from 2008 (also for Gochang from 2016) to 2020. He was also the co-Presidents of the Minsaeng Party, serving with Park Joo-hyun. He formerly served the mayor of Jeongeup from 2002 to 2006. As a former member of the Party for Democracy and Peace, he was the party's Vice President from 2018 to 2019 and the parliamentary leader from May to August 2019.

  83. Sunhae Im

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    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    opera singersingerperforming artist
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    Sunhae Im is a South Korean soprano. She has been described as a bright and versatile lyric soprano with lightness and coloratura. She first gained her reputation in the field of early music and now performs a wide range of classical and non-classical music.

  84. Kim Bong-han

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    1916-1966 (aged 50)
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    physician
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    Kim Bong-han was a North Korean medical surgeon at Pyongyang Medical University and Kyung-Rak institute (KRI). He is primarily known for his research on a proposed mechanism for acupuncture that was not accepted by the mainstream medical community that has come to be called the "primo-vascular system". He received the People's Prize for his research. The primo vascular system was claimed to be scientifically confirmed in 2002, but the matter remains controversial. In 1966 the Kyung-Rak institute was closed, and Kim disappeared.

  85. Hoesung Lee

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    1945-.. (age 76)
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    university teachereconomist
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    Hoesung Lee is a South Korean economist and current chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is professor in the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development in the Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Policy & Technology at Korea University in the Republic of Korea. Lee received his B.A. in economics from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University. Lee began his career as an economist working for ExxonMobil. Lee was elected as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on October 6, 2015. One of his elder brothers is Lee Hoi-chang, former Prime Minister of South Korea and three-time presidential candidate.

  86. Lee Han-dong

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    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Lee Han-dong was a South Korean politician. He served from May 2000 to July 2002 as the 33rd prime minister of South Korea.

  87. Geesung Choi

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    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Choi Gee-sung is President and Chief Executive of the digital media division at Samsung Electronics, overseeing the third-largest business group of the South Korean company, which includes televisions, flat-panel screens, MP3 players, personal computers, and other consumer electronics. He was a New York City torchbearer for the 2004 Summer Olympics relay.

  88. Sang-Min Whang

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    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    psychologist
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    Sang Min Leo Whang is a South Korean psychologist, author, and popular political commentator. His has empirically investigated "the Korean Peoples' identity & their mass-psychology" by connecting it to a variety of issues such as self, online world identity, consumption behavior, love & relationships, power desire and political decision making. He has mainly researched the different psychological types of people and how the human mind works in on and offline settings. His most well-known projects are WPI (Whang's Personality Inventory), research on the identities of online game players, and research on politicians' public images. Whang has been a professor at Sejong University from 1994-1997 and at Yonsei University from 1994-2016. In January 2016, he was dismissed from his position as a tenured professor at Yonsei University, by excuse of violating an ethical rule, 'having a job outside of professorship without the permission of the university president.' There is controversy and speculation surrounding his dismissal. The unusual dismissal of a tenured professor from his position was a retaliatory decision made because of Whang's criticism against Geun-hye Park, the 11th President of South Korea. She was later impeached and dismissed from the presidency. Whang's dismissal was planned and executed by the late president of Yonsei University, Gap Young Cheung who denied his involvement of this case as a president of university. The late president Gap Young Cheung had a strong reputation that he had wished to hold a government or Blue House position during Ms. Park's presidency. After the impeachment of Ms. Park, Cheung retired from the university and remained as an honorary professor. Whang's dismissal is appreciated as an example of an evidence of latent oppression on academia by power. Dr. Whang currently runs a podcast WhangShimSo, where he provides free consultations on personal and career conflicts, and commentates on the diverse social issues in Korean Society.

  89. Kim Geun-tae

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    1947-2011 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
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    Kim Geun-tae was a democracy activist and politician of the Republic of Korea.

  90. Do Ho Suh

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    1962-.. (age 59)
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    sculptorprintmakerinstallation artist
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    Do Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist. He also works across various media, including paintings and film which explores the concept of space and home. His work is particularly well known in relation to anti-monumentalism. His works convey his life experiences, including the homes he has lived in and the diversity of the people he has met.

  91. Hong Sehwa

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    1947-.. (age 74)
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    journalistpoliticianwriter
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    Hong Sehwa is a South Korean journalist and former New Progressive Party delegate.

  92. Yi Chong-jun

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    1939-2008 (aged 69)
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    writerscreenwriter
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    Yi Chong-jun was a prominent South Korean novelist. Throughout his four decade-long career, Lee wrote more than 100 short stories and 13 novels.

  93. Kim Han-jung

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    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Kim Han-jung, born on September 6, 1963, is a re-elected Member of the National Assembly representing the 2nd District of Namyangju City.

  94. Song Sang-Hyun

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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgeuniversity teacher
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    Song Sang-hyun is a South Korean lawyer, and the former President of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  95. Hyeon Taeg-hwan

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    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    scientistchemistresearcher
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    Taeghwan Hyeon is a South Korean chemist. He is SNU distinguished professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University, director of Center for Nanoparticle Research of Institute for Basic Science (IBS), and an associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

  96. Kim Hwang-sik

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    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Kim Hwang-sik is a South Korean lawyer and politician who was the country's Prime Minister from October 2010 to February 2013. He was the former Chairperson of the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI). He was the only member in the Lee Myung-bak Government who came from the liberal Honam Region.

  97. Kang Jae-sup

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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Kang Jae-sup is a South Korean politician and former leader of Grand National Party since 11 July 2006. He was first been elected in 1988.

  98. Yu Myung-hwan

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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Yu Myung-hwan is a South Korean diplomat, he was Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade from February 2008 to September 2010. His resignation was caused when his daughter was given a job in his department. He has previously held posts including Ambassador to Israel, Japan and the Philippines. Yu received his bachelor's degree in public administration from Seoul National University.

  99. Hee Oh

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    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Hee Oh is a South Korean mathematician who works in dynamical systems. She has made contributions to dynamics and its connections to number theory. She is a student of homogeneous dynamics and has worked extensively on counting and equidistribution for Apollonian circle packings, Sierpinski carpets and Schottky dances. She is currently the Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Yale University.

  100. Yoon Jeung-hyun

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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Yoon Jeung-hyun is a South Korean civil servant and politician, who served as acting Prime Minister of South Korea from August to October, 2010.