Kim Jung-ju, founder of South Korean gaming giant Nexon that was behind hit titles like MapleStory, left multibillion-dollar stakes to his daughters upon his death. Photos: Handout, @maplestory/Twitter
Kim Jung-ju, founder of South Korean gaming giant Nexon that was behind hit titles like MapleStory, left multibillion-dollar stakes to his daughters upon his death. Photos: Handout, @maplestory/Twitter

Meet the world’s new youngest billionaire: South Korea’s Kim Jung-youn, 18, overtook Kevin David Lehmann in net worth after the death of her dad Kim Jung-ju, founder of online gaming company Nexon

  • Kim Jung-youn inherited a 30.78 per cent stake in NXC worth US$2.5 billion with her sister Kim Jung-min, after her father Kim Jung-ju died in February
  • Jung-ju founded Nexon in 1994 with major hits like MapleStory and The Kingdom of the Winds, spent billions on investments in China and beyond, and most recently focused on philanthropy

Kim Jung-ju, founder of South Korean gaming giant Nexon that was behind hit titles like MapleStory, left multibillion-dollar stakes to his daughters upon his death. Photos: Handout, @maplestory/Twitter
Kim Jung-ju, founder of South Korean gaming giant Nexon that was behind hit titles like MapleStory, left multibillion-dollar stakes to his daughters upon his death. Photos: Handout, @maplestory/Twitter
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