List of people of Korean descent
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Visual artists 
- Choi ji-ryong, cartoonist
Media artists 
- Sujin Kang
- Hong 10 Professional Break Dancer; Red Bull BC One 2006
- Physicx Professional Break Dancer
- Ahn Byeong-ki
- Bong Joon-ho
- Hong Sang-soo
- Im Kwon-taek
- Jang Jun-hwan
- Kim Ji-woon
- Kim Ki-duk
- Lee Chang-dong
- Park Chan-wook
- Nelson Shin
- Song Hae-seong
- Yoon Je-kyoon
- Han Bi-ya, a travel writer
- Kang Chol-hwan, an author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang
- Ko Un
- Kim Sowol
- Yun Dong-ju
- Park Mok-wol
- Park Kyung-ni
- Han Yong-un
Fashion designers 
North Pole South Pole (La Yoon-min, Ahn Jung-min)
Classical musicians 
- Chang Han-na
- Chang, Sarah
- Chung Myung-whun
- Chung Kyung-wha
- Jo Su Mi
- Hong Hei-kyung
- Paik Kun-Woo
- John Myung
Historical leaders 
- Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Chun Doo-hwan, President, 1980–1988
- Roh Tae-woo, President, 1988–1993
- Kim Young-sam, President, 1993–1998
- Kim Dae-jung, President, 1998–2003
- Roh Moo-hyun, President, 2003–2008
- Lee Myung-bak, President, 2008–2012
- Park Geun Hye, President, 2013–Present
- Lee Hoi-chang
- Lee Hun Jai
- Lee Hae-chan
- Park Jung-Hee
- Kim Il-Sung
- Kim Jong-Il
- Kim Jong-Un
Religious leaders 
- Andrew Kim Taegon, was the first Korean-born Catholic priest and Canonized Saint on May 6, 1984, by the Blessed (Pope) John Paul II in the Republic of Korea(August 21, 1862 - September 16, 1846)
- David Yonggi Cho - Founder/Pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church.
- Hae Jong Kim - Bishop of the United Methodist Church.
- Nicolas Cheong Jin-Suk - Roman Catholic Archbishop of Seoul (1998–present).
- Paul Kim (bishop) - Anglican Primate of Korea and Archbishop of Seoul (2009–present)
- Sun Myung Moon - Founder of the Unification Church
Scholars, Philosopher and Social activists 
- Kim Yong-ok, philosopher
- Ham Seok-heon
- Ko Un
- Moon Ik-hwan
- Hwang Sok-yong
- Jang Jun-ha
- Kwon Young-ghil
- Roh Hoe-chan
- Jeon Tae-il
Scientists and engineers 
- Kim Soon-kwon, corn biologist.
- Hwang Jun-muk, Mathematician of Algebraic geometry and Differential geometry.
- Kim Jeong-han, Mathematician.
- Lee Whi-soh, theoretical physicist.
- Woo Jang-choon, agricultural scientist and botanist.
- Philip Kim, physicist.
- Kim Bit-nae-ri, biologist.
- Hongkun Park, chemist.
- Donhee Ham, electrical engineer.
- Alex Yi, footballer, trekkie
- Dong Keun Park, Legendary Taekwondo Champion of the 1960s 
- Ahn Jung-Hwan, footballer
- Choo Shin-Soo, MLB player, plays for the Cleveland Indians
- Cha Bum-Kun, footballer in Bundesliga
- Hines Ward, American Football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Hong-Man Choi, K-1 Professional KickBoxer
- Hee Seop Choi, former MLB player, currently plays in South Korea's Professional Baseball League.
- Hong Myung-Bo, footballer
- Ha Seung-Jin, Professional basketball player currently playing in the Korean Basketball League.
- Byung-Hyun Kim, former MLB player
- Mi Hyun Kim, LPGA Player
- Sun-Woo Kim, baseball player.
- Lee Chun-Soo, footballer
- Lee Seung-Yeop, NPB baseball player
- Lee Hyung-Taik, tennis player
- Lee Yong-Kyu, baseball player
- Moon Dae-Sung, 2004 Olympic Taekwon-Do Gold medalist
- Chan-ho Park, MLB player
- Park Ji-Sung, footballer for English club Queens Park Rangers. First ever Korean to win the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United.
- Se Ri Pak, LPGA Player
- Shin-Soo Choo baseball player for the Cleveland Indians.
- Seol Ki-hyeon, footballer
- Birdie Kim (born Kim Ju-yun), LPGA player and 2005 Women's Open champion
- Joo Se Hyuk, Table tennis, defensive chopper
- Jim Paek, Pro ice hockey player
- Myung Jae Nam Hapkido master, founder of Hankido (1938–1999)
- In Jin Chi Professional boxer, a former WBC world champion
- Ki Soo Kim Professional boxer, the first Korean world champion (WBA, WBC)
- Park Tae-Hwan Swimmer
- Jong Song-Ok, North Korean; championship of Marathon in 1999
- Park Sung-Hyun Olympic medal winner Archery
- Kim Yu-Na figure skater; 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
- Sohn Kee-Chung Marathon Runner; 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist
- Nam Sung-yong Marathon Runner; 1936 Olympic Bronze Medalist
See also 
- List of Korea-related topics
- Korean people
- List of Goguryeo people
- List of Baekje people
- List of Silla people
- List of Goryeo people
- List of Joseon Dynasty people
- List of Korean Americans
- List of people by nationality