Introducing Bang Si-hyuk, the mastermind behind Hybe Corporation and the wealthiest figure in the world of K-pop. He played a pivotal role in the rise of V, RM, Jungkook, J-Hope, Jimin, Suga, and Jin from BTS.
The members of BTS, namely V (Kim Tae-Hyung), RM (Kim Namjoon), Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, Suga, and Jin, are widely recognized and admired worldwide. Their fan base, known as the BTS ARMY, is enormous. These talented boys consistently captivate their fans with awe-inspiring performances.
Do you know the individual responsible for launching these talented boys? Have you ever wondered about the person behind the rise of these incredible BTS boys? If you’re unsure of the identity, fret not, for today we shall acquaint you with the man who launched the BTS boys.
Founder of Big Hit Music, Hybe Corporation
Bang Si-hyuk, popularly known as Hitman Bang, is a South Korean lyricist, composer, producer, and record executive. Born on August 9, 1972, he is the founder of Big Hit Music and Hybe Corporation and currently serves as the chairman of the latter.
Richest man in K-pop
According to Forbes Asia in 2021, Bang Si-hyuk is recognized as one of the fifty wealthiest individuals in South Korea and holds the distinction of being the sole billionaire in the South Korean entertainment industry.
Big Hit Entertainment
Bang Si-hyuk established his own company, Big Hit Entertainment, in 2005. Within the company, he continued to contribute as a songwriter, composer, and producer for its artists.
When he signed up RM
Under the Big Hit label, Bang Si-hyuk signed up RM when he was 15 years old, who later became the leader of the boy band BTS. It was through his efforts that V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, J-Hope, and Jin were brought together as well.
Resignation as CEO of Hybe Corporation
On July 1, Hybe Corporation made an official announcement regarding Bang Si-hyuk’s resignation as CEO of the company. He was succeeded by Park Ji-won, who now holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.