Andrew Lee is the crown prince and successor to the imperial throne of Korea. Illustration: SCMP
Andrew Lee is the crown prince and successor to the imperial throne of Korea. Illustration: SCMP
Royalty

Real life K-drama: how did Andrew Lee go from tech entrepreneur to crown prince of Korea? Before he was named ‘nominal emperor’ Yi Seok’s successor, he founded VPN service Private Internet Access – and made millions

  • Just like Han Ji-pyeong in Netflix’s K-drama Start-Up, US-born Andrew Lee sold several tech start-ups … then found out he’s a descendant of the Joseon dynasty
  • Lee and his wife Nana made headlines last year when they bought a sprawling US$12.6 million mansion in Southern California

Andrew Lee is the crown prince and successor to the imperial throne of Korea. Illustration: SCMP
Andrew Lee is the crown prince and successor to the imperial throne of Korea. Illustration: SCMP
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