Becoming a Billionaire

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Becoming a Billionairea follows the story of a man, Choi Suk Bong, who believes that he is actually the son of a rich father and heir to a chaebol group. He meets Lee Shin Mi, who is actually a chaebol heir but acts nothing like one, with her scrimping and frugal ways. Although they get off to a rocky start, with her help, he struggles towards his goal of attaining wealth.

  • Drama: Becoming a Billionaire (English title) / The Birth of the Rich (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Bujaui Tansaeng
  • Hangul: 부자의 탄생
  • Director: Lee Jin-Seo
  • Writer: Choi Min-Kin
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 20
  • Release Date: March 1 – May 4, 2010


“Becoming a Billionaire” introduces ways to become rich and through the process contains about 80 big and small secrets to success…

Oh Tae-Bong (played by Ji Hyun-Wu) lives in a small room on the roof and studies by himself to become the successor of a chaebol (business conglomerate). He believes that he is the heir to a chaebol and his rich father hid him away in his small room. Tae-Bong turned down an offer to work at a big company, while he got a job as a houseman in a hotel.

Lee Sin-Me (played by Lee Bo-Young) is a real successor to a chaebol, but still uses sample cosmetics and drinks cheap coffee from vending machines. She is driven to receive recognition from her father, who thinks woman should stay at home. She then meets Tae-Bong.

Meanwhile, Bu Tae-Hee (played by Lee Si-Young) has the perfect body and face and is a successor to a chaebol family. Chu Woon-Seok (Nam Gung-Min]) is the perfect prince of the high class.


  1. Becoming a Billionaire Torrent Files takes over the Monday & Tuesday 21:55 time slot previously occupied by KBS2 drama series “Master of Study” (Kongbu-ui Shin) and will be replaced by “Secret Agent Miss Oh” on May 10, 2010.

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