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Two Korean-American women named in Forbes '50 over 50' list

Alice Min Soo Chun, left, and Min Jin Lee [FORBES]

Alice Min Soo Chun, left, and Min Jin Lee [FORBES]

 
Two Korean-American women have been named in the Forbes “50 over 50” list: cofounder of Solight Design Alice Min Soo Chun and “Pachinko” author Min Jin Lee.
 
The Forbes “50 over 50” list celebrates female leaders in various industries and names 50 women each in four categories, Lifestyle, Impact, Entrepreneurs and Money.
 
Chun, cofounder and CEO of Solight Design, is the inventor of the SolarPuff, the world’s only self-inflatable, portable solar light, according to Forbes. Chun has won the U.S. Patent Award for Humanity and has had products exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
 
Lee’s novel “Pachinko” became a worldwide bestseller and was made into an Apple TV+ series. Forbes said that the novel and series became a “phenomenon” this year and introduced Lee as a fellow in fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation and also a member of the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame.
 
Forbes’s “50 over 50” list started last year. “For these women, there is no age limit to success,” the magazine wrote. “Not only do they defy the conventional wisdom that over 50 is past a prime, these women contribute to lifting other women up.”

BY LIM JEONG-WON [lim.jeongwon@joongang.co.kr]
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