Name:

Kwon Hyuk-bin

Date of Birth:

1974

Country of Birth:

South Korea

Country of Residence:

South Korea

Source of Wealth:

Gaming

Marrital Status:

Married

Children:

2

Kwon Hyuk-bin Net Worth USD: $3,800,000,000 - $4,200,000,000

2020 Mean Estimate USD:

$4,000,000,000

Kwon Hyuk-bin Biography

Kwon Hyuk-bin is a self-made Korean billionaire. He is the cofounder, the chairman and 100% owner of Smilegate, Korea’s third largest gaming company. Kwon graduated from Sogang University with an electrical engineering degree and was selected by Samsung to join their highly acclaimed student software program. He turned down the opportunity to focus instead on developing video games. His first business venture, 4Csof – an education startup had failed spectacularly, but he did not let that put him off.

Smilegate, founded in 2002, produced CrossFire which was to become the most popular game of its genre in history, after partnering with Tencent. Smilegate Holdings is also the majority shareholder of SundayToz, which specializes in mobile gaming.

Kwon Hyuk-bin founded his Smilegate Foundation which has built schools in China and Vietnam.