The Famous Millionaire Chapter 262
Taesu decided to use private detectives to find out Soyun’s whereabouts. And he confirmed through an acquaintance of his at the Justice Ministry that Soyun left for San Francisco.
It was the same plane mentioned in the article.
Taesu frowned again.
In fact, it didn’t matter that Soyun resumed her activities. The thing was that she joined hands with Hyunwoo Jang of Ani & Funny.
Ani & Funny stood in the way of AT Entertainment and Taesu in every way. Taesu always ended up being a loser when confronted with Ani & Funny. For example, he suffered a defeat in the case of Nami Yu and Angela, both affiliated with Ani & Funny.
And now Soyun bugged him.
Taesu heard that she was trapped in extreme fear of the camera since the sex video scandal broke. She was even afflicted with social phobia, he heard.
But now she stood before the camera proudly. Though she hid her face with a mask, her reappearance suggested that she had changed a lot since then.
Taesu was curious as to what had caused her to change like that. Obviously, Hyunwoo must be planning to do harm to him, Taesu thought.
“Is he targeting me again?’
Taesu thought it was a possibility.
Even without targeting him, Hyunwoo’s Ani & Funny already posed a big threat to him. Riding on the success of Jinhon and Angela, Any & Funny easily overcame the aftereffects of the sex video about Nami Yu.
Besides, Ani & Funny managed the team behind Temptation including Yu Zuung and continued to release the music videos for its new singers.
And now Soyun joined Ani & Funny. It was possible that Any & Funny could surpass AT Entertainment and emerge as the dominant player in the entertainment market.
Taesu could not sit idle.
“What should I do to get rid of them?”
Resting his chin on his hand, he pondered over it and thought of a trick without difficulty.
Curling his lips, he called somewhere.
“You have that sex videotape about Yuni of Hey Girls, right? Do you still have one with a sharp picture?”
Hyunwoo’s cell phone buzzed.
After confirming the caller, Hyunwoo’s face brightened. He was Sungjun, the chief engineer of DF Technology in Vietnam.
Sungjun said excitedly, “We’ve made it! We passed KOVE DREAM’s criteria on acquiring its membership. DF Technology is now a formal member.”
“Haha, congrats!” said Hyunwoo with a hearty laugh.
But Sungjun didn’t stop there. It looked as if he had more good news.
“The testers were surprised at the outcomes of the test. They couldn’t believe there was such an excellent LED factory in Vietnam equipped with such high-end technology.”
“I dare say our technology is the world’s best.”
“Wow, you’re great! How did you improve the technology so quickly? What’s the secret?”
“Recently, you dispatched a couple of American technicians here, right? They played a decisive role. If I had worked with them in Korea, I’m sure my factory would not have collapsed.”
Sungjun was excited while talking with Hyunwoo.
But Hyunwoo felt he should calm down.
“Congratulations! Now I think I can take follow-up measures on that.”
After the call, he headed for the KOVE DREAM office.
As soon as he entered the office, he looked for Songjong, the general manager.
“Add the products of DF Technology to the homepage of KOVE DREAM.”
“Oh my god! Did they finally pass?” she asked with a surprised look.
“Yea, I got a call today. Upload DF quickly.”
“You mean KOVE DREAM, not KOVE DREAM-Blue? I just can’t believe how enhanced their technology so quickly.”
She then called a company specializing in managing websites.
When she finished the call, Hyunwoo gave her another instruction.
“You remember I asked you to prepare a press release on DF Technology, right? Are you done?”
“Oh, I gave it to advisor Hwasik Kang.”
“Advisor Kang? How come you let him do it?”
“Well, I initially left it to Jisun Kim, but Kang took a look at it and said he would take care of it. He said he prepared lots of press releases when he worked at the customs office.”
Hyunwoo nodded at that.
“Where is he now?”
“He left the office early today.”
Hyunwoo looked at the wall clock, which was pointing to 3 pm. It was a bit early for him to leave the office, though Hyunwoo allowed him to work at flexible hours.
As if she read Hyunwoo’s mind, Songjong made up an excuse for Kang.
“I hear his son in the military came home on leave.”
“Oh, I see. I think I have to wait until tomorrow to check if he’s done already.”
“Let me call him now.”
Sonjong called Kang right away and heard that it was done already.
She turned on his computer, logged on with his password, and printed out the press release.
Reading it carefully, Hyunwoo expressed satisfaction.
“Wow, this is the power of his experience! Just fax it to the press room of the city hall. Let me send it out to broadcasting companies.”
When they received the press release about DF Technology, not only economic newspapers but also major daily newspapers highlighted the story. Korean Broadcasting and Seoul Broadcasting treated the story as a major news item.
Thanks to the heavy media coverage, the news about DF Technology was on the top of the list of real-time search words on the internet.
As soon as the media reported on DF’s remarkable enhanced technology, the company enjoyed its promotional effects immediately. It was flooded with orders placed through the homepage of KOVE DREAM.
As a result, there was an explosive growth in the sales of DF products in Vietnam. There came in so many orders that they could not process them all on time.
Hyunwoo felt the same thing would happen in America, Japan, and China sooner or later, so he decided to expand the facilities quickly.
He called the president of DF Technology.
“Let me invest 10 billion won more. You had better expand the existing facilities.”
But the president hesitated.
The reason was simple.
Hyunwoo made an initial investment with 3 billion won and invested a total of 5 billion on several occasions. As a result, his stake in the company was over 40%.
If he invested 10 billion won more, he would control 80% of the company’s equities, which meant he would be the controlling shareholder. From his point of view, it meant he would lose DF to Hyunwoo.
Hyunwoo promised, as if to allay his concern.
“I won’t participate in your management or challenge your authority over human resources. Let me write it in the contract.”
“Still, it bothers me to transfer the post of the largest shareholder to you…”
He still hesitated. He seemed to think he could expand the facilities later when DF was stabilized financially later.
But Hyunwoo disagreed.
The technology in this field was developing so quickly every day. Though it’s advanced right now, it could leg behind over time.
“When you have advanced technology, you should produce new products and sell as many as possible. Only then can your company grow fast with more profits, right?”
“You’re right, but…”
The president still had a lingering affection for his current position as a large shareholder.
After turning it over in his mind for a moment, Hyunwoo came up with a compromise.
“Let’s do it this way. When the company is financially stabilized, let me transfer my equities to you, so that my stake can never exceed 40%.”
Hyunwoo felt he could do it within two years.
“Could you insert that clause in the contract?” asked the president.
Hyunwoo immediately drafted the contract and sent it to him. And he made sure that the president would expand the facilities with his investment of 10 billion won.
DF Technology was still on the top list of the most popular real-time search words on the internet. Lots of technicians contacted them to move into Vietnam.
That was what Hyunwoo hoped for exactly.
With a satisfied look, he checked out other popular real-time words on the internet.
He noticed Soyun Han was still in the list. When the story broke that the last masked dancer was Soyun, it became the most popular search word on the internet.
Initially, Hyunwoo was worried about it, but not now. Thanks to the speculative story the masked dancer gained more and more popularity.
But he also noticed another strange search word newly ranked on the top of the list.
Hyunwoo’s eyebrow quirked at that.
In fact, he predicted this kind of dirty thing would happen the moment the speculative story about Soyun broke.
Hyunwoo googled on the related search words.
There were lots of rumors about her getting around. And her sex video was circulating the web again, which gave her such a hard time.
Soyun, now in America, seemed to have already checked the news about herself.
He received a call from her late afternoon. It seemed she could not go to sleep because of her sex video.
Her voice trembled, and she was scared.
“What should I do? I just have no idea how to cope with it…”
“Don’t worry. You and I anticipated this kind of stuff would happen. I have prepared a plan already.”
Hyunwoo tried to set her at ease.
After talking with him for some time, Soyun calmed down a bit.
“You have come too far to go back. So, you have to hang in there. Just count on me and wait a little more.”
“Yes, will do. Hope I’m in good hands.”
After the call, he contacted Jaeyol Song with Korean Broadcasting.
“Brother, remember what I told you before. I meant a special program about Soyun’s sex video.”
“Oh, I know that. Sorry, I reported it to my boss, but he rejected it. He said it’s not appropriate to broadcast.”