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PUBG Owner Set to Become a Billionaire After Game Company Goes Public in South Korea


Krafton Inc., the company behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is set to turn its owner into a billionaire when it goes public next month.

“Winner, winner, chicken dinner”: Krafton founder Chang Byung-gyu, who holds 14% of the company’s shares, could be worth as much as $3.5 billion if initial public offering (IPO) prices stay at the top end of the company’s IPO filing’s range, reported Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Korean Congressman Epically Pushes Government to Support ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’

A Korean congressman had to bring a golden frying pan to an assembly just to get his point across during a discussion about the rapid success of the multiplayer online video game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG).

Congressman Dong Sub Lee recently requested the popular shooting game be given solid foundation by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism so that the country could benefit more from such instances.