Park Sung Hoon Ends Suspicion Over His Wealthy Background: ‘The Chaebol Theory is Nonsense’

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Park Sung Hoon discussed the rumors regarding his “chaebol” background on the upcoming “You Quiz on the Block” episode.

Following the huge success of the tvN K-drama “Queen of Tears,” headlined by Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won, Park Sung Hoo, who played as the drama’s villain Yoon Eun Sung, talked about his family background.

Is Park Sung Hoon A Real-life Chaebol?

Best known for his antagonist roles in “The Glory” and “Queen of Tears,” Park Sung Hoon surprised the public after tvN’s show “Free Doctor” talked about Korean celebrities born into a wealthy family.

Interestingly, the list included the actor, who, according to the panel of journalists, is believed to be just as rich as his character in “The Glory.”

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According to the host, the actor attended a foreign language high school, which is considered an elite school that focuses its curriculum on foreign language studies.

“His family members are all highly-educated, so his family is pretty well-off,” the host added, as obtained by a news outlet.

Furthermore, one of the journalists added that Park Sung Hoon is the only member of the family whose background is not in the medical or law industry.

Despite having a different career, Park Sung Hoon’s parents were very supportive of him, especially his father.

Park Sung Hoon Quashes ‘Chaebol’ Rumor

Interestingly, as the actor swooned viewers with his amazing acting spectrum, he also shut down rumors regarding his family background.

In a teaser video of the upcoming episode of “You Quiz on the Block”, Park Sung Hoon shared how his family experienced financial struggles to the point that he didn’t have money to buy himself a hamburger.

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“The chaebol theory is really nonsense,” he said, as mentioned in an outlet, adding, “When I was in high school, my family became extremely poor, and when my friends would buy hamburgers, I would squat on the stairs alone and wait for them.”

In addition to this, he also recalled his experience, which he said was similar to the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite.”

“I lived in the semi-basement room shown in the movie ‘Parasite’ for about 7 years. When I got my first vacation after enlisting, I called my mom and said, ‘I’m going on vacation,'” he said, adding that the “situation was so bad.”

Park Sung Hoon’s quest on “Yoo Quiz on the Block” will air on Wednesday, May 3, at tvN.