'Jjandangpo' Lecturer Jeon Han-gil, "It took 10 years to clear 2.5 billion won in debt... Taxes paid this year are over 1.5 billion won" (Summary)
Lecturer Jeon Han-gil revealed that he had cleared his past debt of 2.5 billion won and currently owes 1.5 billion won in comprehensive income tax.
On the JTBC entertainment program 'Jjandangpo,' aired on the 8th, lecturer Jeon Han-gil appeared as a guest.
Jeon Han-gil, a one-hit-lecture instructor, shared his thoughts, saying, "It's not good to become famous and have your face recognized. The best thing is to earn a lot of money without being recognized."
When asked what he would do if 'Jjandangpo' and 'Yu Quiz' called him at the same time, he candidly revealed, "I actually got an offer from 'Yu Quiz,' but I didn't go. I didn't want to be recognized."
Yoon Jong-shin mentioned a part of Jeon's diary, saying, "In 2011, you wrote, ‘Please don't go around borrowing money. Let's sell books proudly, even risking our lives.'"
Jeon Han-gil responded, "I was lecturing in 1999 while attending graduate school, and I emerged as a college entrance exam instructor from 2001."
He continued, "In 2005, I founded a private school with the money I made. I tried to take a shot as a businessman but went bankrupt after establishing the school and publishing company." He confessed that he lived as a credit defaulter for nearly 10 years.
Jeon Han-gil, who revealed that the remaining debt at the time was 2.5 billion won, explained, "I couldn't even get divorced. The reason a man chooses divorce after going into debt is simple: to lessen the burden of pain on his wife and children." He revealed that it took 10 years to pay off the 2.5 billion won debt.
Jeon Han-gil surprised those around him by revealing, "The comprehensive income tax I paid this year is 1.5 billion won. The national health insurance premium is 52 million won."
He won an exemplary taxpayer award and added, "The most taxes I paid was 2.5 billion won." Jeon Han-gil confessed, "I've dreamed since I was young of being on the list of people who pay a lot of taxes."
Meanwhile, 'Jjandangpo' is a talk show program where stars, who once pawned precious items during tough times, share honest life stories.