- Kakao Talk’s Kim Beom-su and Woowa Brothers’ Kim Bong-jin and his wife Bami Sul are pledging half of their assets to philanthropy.
- According to the self-made billionaires, they want to help “solve social issues.”
- For Kim Bong-jin, giving his wealth away is a dream come true because he grew up in poverty.
Two self-made billionaires from South Korea have recently announced that they are giving away half of their wealth. Kim Beom-su initially promised he will be donating over half of his US$9.6 billion assets. According to the founder of Kakao Talk, he is going to share his wealth for the purpose of helping “solve social issues.”
Soon thereafter, Woowa Brothers CEO and founder Kim Bong-jin and Bomi Sul, his wife, made history after becoming the first South Koreans to join the Giving Pledge, a group of philanthropists founded by Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffet. The initiative is committed to “giving the majority of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes,” according to their official website.
Kim Beom-su of Kakao Talk, a popular mobile messaging app in South Korea.
In a statement, Kim of Woowa Brothers reflected about his humble beginnings. His parents used to run a small restaurant and he had to give up his dreams of going to art high school, opting for a cheaper vocational school.
Now that he and his wife has achieved success, they decided to share it with those who need it.
Kim Bong-jin and wife Bomi Sul. Kim is the founder of Woowa Brothers, a local delivery app operator.
Kim said in the statement:
“Ten years ago, when I was running a small company of less than 20 employees, I read an article about Bill Gates and Warren Buffett making the pledge and had a wild dream of one day making the pledge myself.
“It is very overwhelming that I am making such a pledge, today.”
The couple likewise added:
“We are certain that this pledge is the greatest inheritance that we could provide for our children.”
Watch this video report to learn more:
Follow On Facebook
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
5-Year-Old Artist Already Getting Commissioned For Her Paintings
Hiker Discovers Creepy Alien-Like Creature That “Smells Like Rotting Flesh”
New York Store Is Selling ‘Wet Pants Denim’ For $75
Burglary Victim Writes Heartbreaking Note Begging Robber To Return Last Photos Dog
Meet The Gorgeous Actress Who Portrayed Zombie Queen In ‘Army Of The Dead’
Florida School Sparks Outrage After Editing 80 Female Students’ Photos To Cover Their Cleavage
McDonald’s Recruitment Poster Offers New Employees With Free iPhone After Working For 6 Months
Horrific Video Shows Lioness Attacking Circus Trainer In Russia
Taking 4,500 Steps A Day Could Help You Live Longer, Says Research
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture
News8 months ago
Mexican Residents Tie Mayor To Tree After He Failed To Fulfill His Campaign Promise
Interesting8 months ago
Diver Coaxes Octopus To Trade His Plastic Cup For A Shell
OMG9 months ago
Chilling Footage Shows Guy Carrying His Tinder Date’s Corpse Inside A Suitcase
OMG8 months ago
Bride Asks Husband If She Can Hug Her Ex-BF “One Final Time” During Wedding