The most recent episode of tvN “Enews” covered different small businesses such as restaurants, cafes, and other entrepreneurship owned by idols’ parents.
First, Big Bang‘s G-Dragon garnered much attention this year by gifting his own father with a resort pension that is worth a billion Korean won. G-Dragon’s father commented, “I discussed things with G-dragon like picking out wallpapers and stuff. It took us about a year and 3 months to build these, costing approximately a billion Korean won total. I’m always thankful and happy. So is my wife.”
Other celebrities’ parents also run businesses domestically and international. Super Junior‘s Lee Teuk, Sungmin, and Kyuhyun‘s mothers run a cafe in Seoul together. Kyuhyun’s father runs a private educational institution internationally with three branches opening in Taiwan recently. Kyuhyun’s father’s institution serves nearly 1800 students in Korea and Taiwan.
Moreover, restaurant business is really popular among celebrities’ parents. Kara Nicole‘s mother had a Korean BBQ place until earlier this year. Hallyu Star Kim Hyun Joong‘s mother runs a fried chicken restaurant. Also on this episode of tvN “Enews,” a group of mystery shoppers ambushed several businesses run by celebrities’ parents to review their design, service, and food.