Title: 부자의 탄생 / Bujaeui Tansaeng / The Birth of the Rich
Chinese title : 富翁的诞生
also known as : Birth of the Rich Man / Becoming a Billionaire
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-01 to 2010-May-04
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


The drama follows the story of a man, Choi Suk Bong, who believes that he is actually the son of a rich father and heir to a chaebol group. He meets Lee Shin Mi, who is actually a chaebol heir but acts nothing like one, with her scrimping and frugal ways. Although they get off to a rocky start, with her help, he struggles towards his goal of attaining wealth.


Ji Hyun Woo as Choi Suk Bong
Lee Bo Young as Lee Shin Mi
Lee Si Young as Boo Tae Hee
Nam Goong Min as Choo Woon Suk
Shin Da Eun as Han So Jung
Jung Joo Eun as Secretary Yoon
Yoon Joo Sang as Lee Joong Hun
Kim Eung Soo as Boo Kwi Ho
Park Young Ji as Choo Young Dal
Kim Dong Kyoon as Team Leader Yoo
Ok Ji Young as Bang Soo Jin
Sung Ji Roo as Woo Byung Do
Kim Ki Bang as Park Kang Woo
Park Min Ji as Park Kang Sook
Jang Yoo Joon as Woo Boong Eo
Kim Mi Kyung as (Kang Woo’s mother)
Jung Han Yong as (Kang Woo’s father)
Lee Han Wie as Teriah Park
Park Chul Min as Hotel Captain
Jang Tae Sung as Hotel bellman
Min Wook as Ha Joon Tae
Son Ho Young as Suk Bong’s chaebol father (cameo)
Lee Won Jong as Suk Bong’s middle school maths teacher (cameo)
Choi Song Hyun as Suk Bong’s mother (cameo)

Production Credits

Producer: Lee Han Ho
Director: Lee Jin Suh
Screenwriter: Choi Min Ki (최민기)


2010 KBS Drama Awards: Newcomer Actress Award (Lee Si Young)

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2010-03-01 1 12.1 (16th) 11.9 (18th)
2010-03-02 2 11.8 (13th) 11.6 (12th)
2010-03-08 3 11.4 (13th) 11.0 (13th)
2010-03-09 4 12.6 (11th) 12.2 (11th)
2010-03-15 5 16.2 (5th) 16.1 (5th)
2010-03-16 6 17.7 (5th) 18.0 (4th)
2010-03-22 7 15.5 (5th) 15.7 (5th)
2010-03-23 8 15.2 (6th) 14.9 (6th)
2010-03-29 9 15.2 (6th) 15.6 (6th)
2010-03-30 10 16.0 (5th) 16.2 (4th)
2010-04-05 11 16.2 (5th) 15.8 (6th)
2010-04-06 12 17.7 (4th) 17.8 (2nd)
2010-04-12 13 16.5 (6th) 16.2 (6th)
2010-04-13 14 16.7 (6th) 16.9 (6th)
2010-04-19 15 16.6 (5th) 16.6 (5th)
2010-04-20 16 14.9 (5th) 14.6 (5th)
2010-04-26 17 14.2 (7th) 14.0 (6th)
2010-04-27 18 13.1 (7th) 13.0 (6th)
2010-05-03 19 14.2 (6th) 14.3 (6th)
2010-05-04 20 16.6 (6th) 17.0 (6th)

Source: TNS Media Korea

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130 Responses to “The Birth of the Rich @ Becoming a Billionaire”

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  1. 126
    Kdrama_fan Says:

    The lead male character is absurd. This character is a pain in the neck. He just does many even illegal things.

  2. 127
    Kdrama_fan Says:

    This is the first drama I do not like because of the lead male actor. He is searching for his father for what reasons? To be rich, come on.

  3. 128
    Kdrama_fan Says:

    Nam Goong Min is not favorable at all. His hair style is ugly. His face is not appealing at all not showing much emotion, simply monotone. In every drama, I watched this person plays a stupid role (Cheongdamdong Alice), or a sly, bad person (The birth of the rich), or a person with lopsided love (Can you hear my voice?). He needs to choose a drama wisely to show that he is favorable. Cut that ugly hair, since he is not even young.

  4. 129
    Kdrama_fan Says:

    all of u shut the f**k up…..all of u would do the same if your life was like him…..and 1 more thing it’s their drama not ours….ok

  5. 130
    rahel solmon Says:

    the drama is so great boyoung onni i am a really big fan of you i started loving you when i was little i am only 15 now but i also saw the draama i missed to see i will grow liking you no matter what onni fighting.

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