Title: Bujaeui Tansaeng / Birth of a Rich Man
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Director: Lee Jin Suh
Screenwriter: Choi Min Ki
Broadcast network: KBS2 , Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-01 to 2010-May-04


The drama 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.

Character Description

birth-of-the-rich-cast-11“I am the right conglomerate business man.”
Choi Sukbong /Ji hyunwoo

Bellman of Osung Hotel.
He is studying by himself for preparing to be successor of conglomerate business owner. He repeatedly say to himself “Blood is in the mind” So, He is trying not to lose dignified and elegant attitude even his real situation is harsh. He like
to order high level expensive wine with his small salary, and drink it with half broken wine glass. He does everything to find conglomerate owner father, but, he never lose his warm heart.

birth-of-the-rich-cast-2“I can put up with rain leaks in my house, But, I cannot bear money leaks.”
Daughter of conglomerate owner, but, she acts stingy/ Lee Sinmi / Lee Boyoung.

Regardless it fit her or not, she likes to wear jin because it is strong. As she do not like to waste money in restaurant, she likes to eat in free service eating corner for new trial food in department store. If my story has no fun to her, she directly stands up and go away. Is the real successor of conglomerate owner? She always likes dutch-payment. She always uses samples for her make-up. She drinks coffee always from automatic vending machine with her secretary’s coin. She is stingy on her money, but, she also has warm heart.

birth-of-the-rich-cast-3“If caviar is cheap food, who would like it?”
Paris Hilton in Korea/ Bu Tae hee/Lee Siyoung

Successor of  Buho group. Her nick name is “ In the car within three step”  She never walk except shopping time and exercising on running machine. Her best weapon is her beauty and sexual attractiveness. For her, nothing is impossible. There is nothing which cannot buy with money in the world. But, there appears one thing that is impossible to her, love. How dare there something exists that I cannot own?

birth-of-the-rich-cast-4“ Sorry,  I love you”
Prince of misfortune. Chu Woonsuk/Namgung Min

Successor of Frontier group.
He has character that can marry with Cinderella. But he has distress that he must succeed his father’s business. He has anger and sense of revenge in his deep heart as a successor of his father. Because he saw many times that his father is humiliated by other big businessman as his father’s business is relatively small.

Main Cast

Ji Hyun Woo as Choi Suk Bong
Lee Bo Young as Lee Shin Mi
Kim So Hyun as young Shin Mi
Lee Si Young as Boo Tae Hee
Nam Goong Min as Choo Woon Suk
Shin Da Eun as Han So Jung
Jung Joo Eun as Secretary Yoon
Yoon Joo Sang as Lee Joong Hun
Kim Eung Soo as Boo Kwi Ho
Park Young Ji as Choo Young Dal
Kim Dong Kyoon as Team Leader Yoo
Ok Ji Young as Bang Soo Jin
Sung Ji Roo as Woo Byung Do
Kim Ki Bang as Park Kang Woo
Park Min Ji as Park Kang Sook
Jang Yoo Joon as Woo Boong Eo
Kim Mi Kyung as (Kang Woo’s mother)
Jung Han Yong as (Kang Woo’s father)
Lee Han Wie as Teriah Park
Park Chul Min as Hotel Captain
Jang Tae Sung as Hotel bellman
Min Wook as Ha Joon Tae
Son Ho Young as Suk Bong’s chaebol father (cameo)
Lee Won Jong as Suk Bong’s middle school maths teacher (cameo)
Choi Song Hyun as Suk Bong’s mother (cameo)

Official Website


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Rating (credit TNS Media)

Episode 1 2010/3/1–12.1
Episode 2 2010/3/2–11.8

Episode 3 2010/3/8–11.4
Episode 4 2010/3/9–12.6

Episode 5 2010/3/15–16.1
Episode 6 2010/3/16–17.7

Episode 7 2010/3/22–15.5
Episode 8 2010/3/23–15.2

Episode 9 2010/3/29–15.2
Episode 10 2010/3/30–16.0

Episode 11 2010/4/5–16.2
Episode 12 2010/4/6–17.7

Episode 13 2010/4/12–16.5
Episode 14 2010/4/13–16.7

Episode 15 2010/4/19–16.6
Episode 16 2010/4/20–14.9

Episode 17 2010/4/26–14.2
Episode 18 2010/4/27–13.1

Episode 19 2010/5/3–14.2
Episode 20 2010/5/4–16.6

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