KBS’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’ has revealed the stars who have made the best investments.
First place went to Lee Je Hoon. In 2015, the actor became an angel investor for a start-up business that Jang Deok Soo, CEO of DS Asset Management, introduced. And this business that later hit the jackpot is none other than “Market Kurly,” an e-commerce delivery start-up.
Market Kurly has grown 60 times in three years and has become the number one online grocery company. Currently, it’s a unicorn company with a value of about 4 trillion won (about $3.33 billion). According to Entertainment Weekly, Lee Je Hoon has invested millions of dollars. Considering Market Kurly’s sales growth, which is about 300 times, he has profited about 150 to 200 times what he invested.
Third place went to Bae Yong Joon, who has always shown interest in various start-up companies. Company B, which he invested in 2018, has grown nearly four times. The actor has earned millions of dollars from this investment.
You Hee Yeol and Yoo Jae Suk came into fifth place together. Yoo Hee Yeoll reinvested the 7 billion KRW (about $5.83 million) that he got from selling his label Antenna to Kakao Entertainment. The investment he chose was purchasing Kakao stocks. Yoo Jae Suk also joined him in this investment. The value of their stakes is estimated to have more than doubled.
BoA also entered the list in seventh place. The singer made profits through stocks. In 2014, she was appointed as a non-registered director of SM Entertainment and was given stock options. BoA sold her stocks after three years, making an impressive profit from it.
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