Despite The Different Educational Levels, All Of Them Achieved Impressive Feats. It Was Not Only Their Continued Passion, But Also The Resilience That Brought Them To This Position.
The South Korean music industry currently recognizes the term “Big 4” or the four biggest agencies, namely SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and HYBE LABELS. The four of them were founded by the extraordinary figures of Lee Soo Man , Park Jin Young , Yang Hyun Suk , and Bang Si Hyuk , and their educational background is described here.
Park Jin Young – JYP Entertainment
The founder of JYP Entertainment, Park Jin Young, has various impressive achievements that have inspired a group of young people who want to follow in his footsteps. Regardless of his current position, Park Jin Young who has an IQ of 153 has to overcome many obstacles on his way.
In particular, Park Jin Young has always prioritized English education and foreign language learning. Notably, it achieved an impressive TOEIC score of 940/990. The founder of JYP who was born in 1971 even had time to play truant because of his excellent learning achievement. He graduated from Yonsei University, one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. In addition, Park Jin Young is still working in the music industry as a solo artist and multi-talented music composer.
Lee Soo Man – SM Entertainment
The founder of SM Entertainment, Lee Soo Man, is also an amazing name after being mentioned. Lee Soo Man was born in 1952 in Seoul. He is a pioneer in bringing the Hallyu wave to other Asian countries and the world.
As expected, Lee Soo Man did very well in his studies, recording high marks in his learning path. The SM chairman was accepted at Seoul National University. He also studied abroad in California and earned a Master’s degree in computer engineering. With his deep knowledge, Lee Soo Man created a thriving and modern SM empire.
Bang Si Hyuk – HYBE Labels
The person behind BTS’s success is none other than Chairman Bang Si Hyuk, who is an expert in various fields. His journey to take Big Hit from a small company to a conglomerate is full of difficulties. However, this is a proud and shining achievement in Bang Si Hyuk’s career.
Bang Si Hyuk was born in 1972, took up music as a hobby when he was young. However, she did not receive support from her parents for the career she wanted. After that, Bang Si Hyuk studied at Seoul National University, graduating with a degree in cosmetics. At that time, he also won a bronze medal in the Yoo Jae-ha music contest. Until now, the talented CEO of HYBE Labels still maintains his role as producer and composer.
Yang Hyun Suk – YG Entertainment
Unlike the founders of other large companies, Yang Hyun Suk only graduated from the Kwang Myung technical school. Despite this, he was still able to build his own company with blood and sweat. Yang Hyun Suk proved that a title has nothing to do with one’s talents and abilities.
Despite his scandals, he was one of the people who helped create legendary idol groups such as BIG BANG , 2NE1 and BLACKPINK ( Black Pink ), which he chose and pushed for direct promotions. YG Entertainment is still a strong company in the Korean entertainment industry thanks to him.