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# Bang Jun-Hyuk

Random fact: Dubbed the 'Steve Jobs of South Korea.'

Overview

Bang is the founder and chairman of Netmarble Games, the biggest mobile games producer in South Korea. The Seoul-based business is the publisher of mobile role-playing games that include Marvel Future Fight and Lineage 2 Revolution and reported revenue of 1.5 trillion won ($1.3 billion) in 2016. It has filed for an initial public offering.

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Citizenship Korea, Republic of
Age 49
Wealth Self-made
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Biography

Birthdate: 11/3/1968
Family: Married, 3 children

Bang Jun-hyuk was born in South Korea in 1968. He dropped out of high school due to his family's difficult financial situation and never attended university. After two start-up failures, Bang founded Netmarble in 2000 with eight employees and 100 million won ($90,000).

He sold a majority stake in Netmarble to South Korean conglomerate CJ and agreed to a merger in 2004. Bang left Netmarble for health problems in 2006 before making a comeback in 2011 after being asked him to lead the company.

After his return, Bang switched the company's focus to mobile games. His first hit game was Everybody ChaChaCha, and Netmarble subsequently published a series of successful titles, including Seven Knights, Everybody's Marble, and Marvel Future Fight. Marvel Future Fight was released in April 2015 and has reached the top ten in app charts in 118 countries, including the U.S., U.K., and Taiwan, according to the company's website.

Netmarble spun off from CJ in 2014 after securing a $500 million investment from Tencent. The company reported sales of 1.5 trillion won in 2016, up from 1.07 trillion won in 2015.

Milestones
  • 1968 Bang is born in South Korea.
  • 2000 Establishes Netmarble.
  • 2004 Sells majority stake in Netmarble to CJ.
  • 2006 Leaves Netmarble for health reasons.
  • 2011 Returns to lead Netmarble.
  • 2014 Netmarble spins off from CJ after $500 million investment from Tencent.
  • 2015 Sales pass 1 trillion won for the first time.
  • 2017 Netmarble holds its IPO.