Kim Beom-Su

About Kim Beom-Su

Who is it?: Chairman, Kakao
Birth Day: January 26, 1979
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea, South Korea
Native name: 김범수, 金範修
Origin: South Korea
Genres: Pop, R&B, soul
Occupation(s): Singer
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1999–present
Labels: Ilgwang Polaris Entertainment
Hangul: 김범수
Hanja: 金範修
Revised Romanization: Gim Beomsu
McCune–Reischauer: Kim Pŏmsu

Kim Beom-Su

Kim Beom-Su was born on January 26, 1979 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korea, is Chairman, Kakao. "Brian" Kim Beom-Su hit the jackpot with KakaoTalk, which has tens of millions of users using it for gaming, shopping and chatting. In 2014 the free smartphone messaging service announced plans to purchase publicly traded Internet company Daum Communications in an all-stock transaction, thus avoiding an IPO. In January 2016 it bought a majority stake in music outfit Loen Entertainment. That same year the South Korean government classified Kakao as a large company, making it subject to roughly 35 antitrust and competition regulations. It's the country's first technology startup to make it to the big leagues. Kim, who grew up in poverty, paid his way through Seoul National University by offering private tutoring, sometimes skipping meals to save money. After finishing with undergraduate and master's degrees in industrial engineering, Kim worked at Samsung before founding online gaming company Hangame in 1998. He merged that company with another Korean Internet outfit, Naver, in 2000, creating NHN, which would come to dominate the country's search and Web portal traffic. When smartphones arrived around 2009, he hit upon the idea of creating a messaging service that would outshine utilitarian SMS texts. He launched KakaoTalk a year later.
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Popular As Kim Beom-Su
Occupation Technology
Age 45 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 26, 1979 (Seoul, South Korea, South Korea)
Birthday January 26
Town/City Seoul, South Korea, South Korea
Nationality South Korea

🌙 Zodiac

Kim Beom-Su’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Kim Beom-Su was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.



Prior to 'Bo go ship da' (보고싶다), another of Kim's songs, "Promise", from the album of the same name, had also been used for the popular MBC drama, Watch and Watch Again (1999), establishing Kim's staple image as a ballad singer. Critic and Writer Catherine Chan recalls the feeling surrounding the song as a 'sentimental lovers' favorite,' describing how the song 'had all the ingredients - a tender voice, lovely melody and dreamy lyrics.'


Kim is the first Korean Artist to make a mark on the North American music charts, with his song "Hello Goodbye Hello" ranked at the 51st spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2001.


Kim returned to his music career after he completed his military Service. His sixth album, released in 2008, was titled The Practical Usage of Sadness(슬픔활용법). While delivering several powerful ballads on this album, he also branched out into new genres, such as on the country tune "님아."


Kim continues to do performances in several countries within East Asia, but also in other parts of the world—notably in North America, where Korean pop culture (drama and music) has skyrocketed in popularity within the last decade. Past events have been held in Hawaii, New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, as well as in parts of Canada.

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