SM Entertainment's Lee Soo Man: Entered the entertainment market in 1992 with Hyun Jin Young's all time hit 'You in Hazy Memory' before producing H.O.T. in '96 and starting an idol market continued by S.E.S, Shinhwa, Fly to the Sky, Blackbeat, Milk, Shinbi, BoA, TVXQ, SHINee, Super Junior, SNSD, f(x), EXO, and more.
YG Family's Yang Hyun Suk: Originally a member of the legendary Seo Taiji and Kids, Yang Hyun Suk started a new career as a CEO with the debut of a male trio group named Keep Six in 1996 immediately after the disbandment of Seo Taiji and Kids. He then debuted other acts like Jinusean, 1TYM, Se7en, Big Bang, 2NE1, and more. His most recent hit is Psy's worldwide song "Gangnam Style", which catapulted him into the #1 idol market position with SM.
DSP Entertainment's Lee Ho Yeon: Started the company in 1996 with the hit of his first idol duo team 'IDOL' before going on to produce Sechs Kies, Fin KL, Click B, SS501, KARA, Rainbow, A-JAX, and more.
Cube Entertainment's Hong Seung Sung: Branched off from JYP to produce B2ST and 4minute. Recently, Gag Concert's Kim Giri joined the company.
JYP Entertainment's Park Jin Young: Although the company has a different CEO, there's no questioning his position as head of the company. With the success of g.o.d. in the 90s, he went on to debut acts like Rain, Noeul, Byul, the Wonder Girls, 2PM, 2AM, miss A, and more.
Core Contents Media's Kim Kwang Soo: Started as the manager for 80s superstars Jun Young Rok and Kim Wan Sun before starting his own company. Went on to produce Supernova, T-ara, Seeya, Davichi, Co-Ed, and more. A rare case of someone managing two generations of stars, considering that T-ara's Boram is the daughter of Jun Young Rok.
J. Tune Camp's Jo Dong Won: MBLAQ's CEO. Co-CEO with Rain while he's serving in the army.
NH Media's Kim Nam Hee: Produced U.N. and Paran in the past, currently promoting U-KISS. Previously headlined for marrying actress Bang Eun Hee.
FNC Music's Han Sung Ho: F.T Island, CNBLUE
Pledis Entertainment's Han Sung Soo: After School, Son Dambi, NU'EST, Hello Venus, and an upcoming 17 member boy group. He is one of the younger CEOs.
Starship Entertainment's Kim Shi Dae: SISTAR, K. Will, Boyfriend. Everyone thought he was a female CEO because of his feminine name but he's actually a male.
Star Empire's Shin Joo Hak: Jewelry, V.O.S., ZE:A, Nine Muses
Woollim Entertainment's Lee Joong Yub: Originally started as a manager for Lee Seung Hwan before going on to produce Nell, Jisun, Epik High, and his first idol group, INFINITE. 'School 2013' actor Kwak Jung Wook is also managed under him.
TOP Media's Andy: Popular member of Shinhwa. Launched his company with the debut of male duo 'Jump' before going on to the successful debut of TEEN TOP and their juniors, 100%.