Most people know Bang Si Hyuk has the founder of Big Hit Entertainment, the billion-dollar K-Pop agency that birthed the billion-dollar boy group BTS.
Here are 9 things you might not know about Bang Si Hyuk :
- He used references from his own life in the BTS Universe
According to Lumpens, the director of many of BTS music videos, the BU is partly inspired by Bang Si Hyuk’s own life.
- Music was not his dream
Music has made Bang Si Hyuk a billionaire, but he didn’t know he would end up creating.
- He helped build the foundation of JYP Entertainment
Bang Si Hyuk and JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin Young have been friends for decades, and Bang Si Hyuk played a pivotal role behind the scenes.
Jinju and Bang Si Hyuk worked together on her first album, and he wrote eight of its ten songs.
- He was ahead of the AI trend
When you think “K-Pop” and “AI” in 2020, aespa or the virtual group K/DA might come to mind.
- He was born into a brilliant family
Bang Si Hyuk’s parents are as extraordinary and learned as he is. His mother, Choi Myeong Ja, was an intellectual trailblazer; she received an English Literature at Seoul National University at a time when women rarely did. Bang Geuk Yoon, Bang Si Hyuk’s father, was the chairman of the Korea Workers’ Compensation & Welfare Service, a government organization for labor rights.
- His parents wanted him to be a lawyer
Bang Si Hyuk followed in his parents’ footsteps by attending SNU, but not in the way they expected. They wanted him to become a lawyer, but he chose to major in aesthetics.
- He cries easily
Back in 2011, Bang Si Hyuk revealed that he’s a sucker for corny movies.
- He is as strict with his artists as he is with himself
Bang Si Hyuk is known for being strict but fair, giving his artists creative freedom while expecting top results in return.
- Even as a kid, he was a genius
According to his father, Bang Si Hyuk has been a book enthusiast all his life. As a kid, he read material that was years above his reading level.