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Cho Kuk was born on 6 April, 1965 in Busan, South Korea, is a South Korean liberal politician. Discover Cho Kuk's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?

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Occupation Jurist, activist, politician
Age 56 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 6 April 1965
Birthday 6 April
Birthplace Busan, South Korea
Nationality South Korea

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Cho Kuk Height, Weight & Measurements

At 56 years old, Cho Kuk height is 5′ 11″ .

Physical Status
Height 5′ 11″
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Who Is Cho Kuk's Wife?

His wife is Chung Kyung-shim

Family
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Wife Chung Kyung-shim
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Children Cho Min, Cho Won

Cho Kuk Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Cho Kuk worth at the age of 56 years old? Cho Kuk’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from South Korea. We have estimated Cho Kuk's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Timeline

2019

On 9 August 2019, Cho was nominated for the position of Minister of Justice replacing Park Sang-ki, by President Moon. He quoted from General Lee Soon-shin and promised for the political reform. On 9 September, Cho was officially appointed as the Minister of Justice. But he resigned 35 days after taking office due to a prosecution probe into various allegations surrounding his family.

In 2017, it was revealed that Cho Kuk and his family invested a total of approximatedly one million KRW, with a contract to invest an additional approximately seven million KRW, into a private equity fund, CO-LINK. CO-LINK invested in a Korean company that is contracted in a multi-billion dollar computer network project in South Korea. On 27 August 2019, a search warrant was carried out by the prosecutor's office on suspect sites. On 29 August, the former wife of Cho's younger brother Cho Kwon, Cho Eun-hyang, who is listed as the owner or CEO of many of Cho Kuk's family businesses and properties, was denied boarding on an international flight out of Gimhae International Airport. Despite two full days of news reports, she claimed she was not aware of the flight ban placed on her. Furthermore, three other business associates of Cho Kuk's family, including a Cho Kuk relative, had already left the country before the ban was officially placed on them.

On 10 September 2019, shortly after Cho Kuk's nomination hearing, Cho Kuk's wife, Chung Kyung-sim, was officially indicted for forgery of a document by the prosecutor's office. Prior to the charges and during the hearing, when asked what should happen if his wife should face charges, Cho Kuk replied that his wife should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Cho Kuk did not add that he would withdraw or resign from the nomination (Korea Times, 11 Sept. 2019, Chosunilbo, 10 Sept. 2019)

2018

On 31 December 2018, he attended at House Steering Committee of National Assembly. This "surprise" attend was issued into South Korean society, as this was not really done by the former senior secretaries. A source reported that this inclined the approval ratings of the President Moon.

2017

On 11 May 2017, the next day after Moon Jae-in officially assumed his presidency, Cho was appointed as Senior Secretary to the President for Civil Affairs. He was one of non-prosecutors appointed for the position. He promised for the clear investigation of 2016 South Korean political scandal. This was welcomed by People's Party, but also attacked from Liberty Korea Party.

2015

Cho was frequently accused of plagiarism. In July 2013, Song Pyung-in of The Dong-a Ilbo and a conservative commentator Byun Hui-jae had mentioned that Cho plagiarized several theses during his studies at Seoul National University in 1989. He replied that he underwent some problems with citations, although "unsure because it was long time ago", but then he apologized for it. On 26 June 2015, Seoul National University answered for the issue: some issues were found, which are not too serious.

2014

Cho has never held any kind of elected positions, despite the former Democratic Party and its successor Democratic Unionist Party suggested him for running as a member of National Assembly in Bundang 2nd constituency. There were also expectations that Cho would run for the Superintendent of Education in Seoul during the local elections in 2014, but he declined. He did not even run for mayorship of Busan in 2018, despite public expectations.

2000

Since the 2000s, Cho has been involved in various activities related to human rights and democracy. He was a member of People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Committee of Determination of Punishment in Supreme Court, National Human Rights Commission, and the other various organisations.

1997

A few months after the incident, both commentators claimed again that Cho's plagiarism continued at Berkeley in 1997. In response, Professor John Yoo said that no rechecking is required. Berkeley also mentioned that there was no proof for the accusations.

1992

Cho used to be a lecturer for law studies at University of Ulsan from 1992 to 1994 and from 1999 to 2000, then at Dongguk University from 2000 to 2001, and later at Seoul National University—where he had earned his bachelor's degree—from 2001 to 2004. While at Seoul National University, his position was promoted from a lecturer to a senior lecturer (2004-2009), then to a full professor in 2009.

1980

Cho showed his interests toward politics in the end of the 1980s, while studying at university. During this time, he was already a member of Socialist Labour League of South Korea, along with Rhyu Si-min and Eun Su-mi. Cho was detained due to this activities, under the breach of the National Security Act, and declared as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. Later, he criticised the National Security Act as a "barbaric law" from his book titled For the Freedom of Conscience and Ideology.

1965

Cho Kuk (Korean: 조국, born 6 April 1965) is a South Korean jurist and politician. He was the Senior Secretary to the President for Civil Affairs from 2017 to 2019 in the Moon Jae-in Cabinet. On 9 September 2019, President Moon Jae-in appointed Cho as Minister of Justice, replacing the incumbent Park Sang-ki. As of late 2019, Cho Kuk was involved in a series of controversies, including allegations of illicit business activities and falsification of academic achievements of his daughter. On 14 October, Cho Kuk announced his resignation of Minister of Justice over corruption allegations.

Cho was born in West District of Busan in 1965, as the eldest son of the ex-Director of Institute of Ungdong, Cho Byun-hyun (died in 2013), and his wife and the current Director of the institute, Park Jung-sook. He attended for Gudeok Elementary School in Busan, then moved to Seoul and studied at Daesin Middle School. After he returned to Busan, he finished his secondary education at Hyekwang High School.