Korean University Students Vote For Their TOP 5 Most Respected Koreans, Actors, Idols, and More

Here’s who Korean students picked.

Korean University students from around the country voted on their TOP 5’s in many categories, including their most respected Korean, most respected foreigner, television host, athlete, movie director, actor, and idol. Here’s who they chose.

Most respected Korean

  1. Kim Yuna
  2. King Sejong
  3. Dr. Lee Guk Jong
  4. Admiral Lee Soon Shin
  5. Yoo Jae Suk

Most respected foreigner

  1. Steve Jobs
  2. Bill Gates
  3. Barack Obama
  4. Warren Buffet
  5. Donald Trump

Most preferred Politician

  1. Moon Jae In
  2. Noh Moo Hyun
  3. Lee Jae Myung
  4. Rhyu Si Min
  5. Sim Sang Jung & Yoo Seong Min (tie)

Most preferred economic figure

  1. Samsung Electronics Vice President Lee Jaeyong
  2. Samsung Chairman Lee Kun Hee
  3. Hyundai Founder Chung Ju Yung
  4. Ottogi Chairman Ham Young Joon
  5. Hotel Shilla President Lee Boo Jin

Most preferred TV Anchor

  1. JTBC Sohn Suk Hee
  2. KBS Park Dae Ki
  3. Jang Sung Gyu
  4. MBC Lee Yong Ma
  5. MBC Choi Il Gu & Son Sang Yoon

Most preferred athlete

  1. Kim Yuna (Figure Skating)
  2. Son Heung Min (Soccer)
  3. Park Ji Sung (Soccer)
  4. Kim Yeon Koung (Volleyball)
  5. Ryu Hyun Jin (Baseball)

Most preferred movie director

  1. Bong Joon Ho
  2. Park Chan Wook
  3. Christopher Nolan
  4. Steven Spielberg
  5. Lee Byung Heon

Most preferred Actor/Actress

  1. Song Kang Ho
  2. Ha Jung Woo
  3. Kim Hye Soo
  4. Lee Byung Hun
  5. Kang Dong Won & Kim Tae Ri (tie)

Most preferred singer

  1. IU
  2. BTS
  3. Park Hyo Shin
  4. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  5. TWICE
Source: UNN
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