Name:

Kim Jung-ju

Date of Birth:

22nd February 1968

Country of Birth:

South Korea

Country of Residence:

South Korea

Source of Wealth:

Gaming

Marrital Status:

Married to Jung-Hyun Yoo

Children:

2

Kim Jung-ju Net Worth USD: $9,310,000,000 - $10,290,000,000

2020 Mean Estimate USD:

$9,800,000,000

Kim Jung-ju Biography

Kim Jung-ju is a Korean billionaire and founder of Nexon, the largest gaming company in Korea. Nexon was founded it in 1994, creating in the same year Baram e Nara (The Kingdom of the Wind), the first online game the world had ever seen. Today the company enjoys more than 350 million individual users in over 70 countries.

Though Kim Jung-ju stepped down from the board of Nexon in 2016 after allegations of bribery, allegations he was found not guilty of, he is still the CEO and chairman of its holding company, NXC Corporation.
In recent years NXC has moved away from just gaming, including into cryptocurrency, holding more than 80% of the Seoul based exchange Korbit.

Kim is renowned for his philanthropy, pledging nearly $100 million to children’s hospitals, startups and youth programs.