Famous Korean People

Name these famous people of Korean descent.
In traditional Korean names, the family name comes first!
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Last updated: August 1, 2023
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First submittedDecember 15, 2019
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Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
Former General-Secretary of the United Nations, 2007–2016
Ban Ki-Moon
"Great" king of Joseon dynasty who commissioned the creation of the Korean alphabet
(hint: he was depicted in Civilization 5)
Sejong the Great
His song "Gangnam Style" was the first to reach 1 billion views in YouTube
"Bubble Pop!" singer who collaborated with the above in his song
Self-proclaimed religious messiah who died in 2012
Sun Myung Moon
He was the first Asian footballer to win the Champions League
Park Ji-sung
First Asian football player to win the Premiere League Golden Boot
Son Heung-min
Director who won 3 Oscars for his movie "Parasite" in 2020
Bong Joon-ho
They were the first boy group to receive a song certified platinum by the RIAA
with their song "Mic Drop"
They were the first girl group to receive a song certified platinum by the RIAA
with their song "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"
First President of South Korea who died in exile in Hawaii at age 90
Syngman Rhee
The new Sulu actor
John Cho
American-born figure-skating silver medalist who now is the U.S. ambassador to Belize
Michelle Kwan
Doctor who is best friends with Meredith Grey in "Grey's Anatomy"
Cristina Yang
Actress who portrayed that character and starred in "Killing Eve" as Eve
Sandra Oh
Portrayed Mr. Chow in "The Hangover" and Ben Chang in "Community"
Ken Jeong
He portrayed Glenn in "The Walking Dead" and was the first actor of East Asian descent
to be nominated for Best Leading Actor
Steven Yeun
Current President of South Korea
Yoon Suk Yeol
Ace pitcher who was signed to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020
Hyun-jin Ryu
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