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South Korea's 'Bill Gates' pledges to reform chaebols like Samsung in presidential bid

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Ahn Cheol-soo
Ahn Cheol-soo

Ahn Cheol-soo’s AhnLab antivirus software firm and efforts in philanthropy have led some to call the entrepreneur the Bill Gates of South Korea. Now Ahn has announced his intention to run for the Presidency, upsetting the current two party system and running on a message of "new changes." The AP describes how Ahn doesn't have experience in politics, yet younger citizens of South Korea are responding positively to promises of reforming chaebol companies such as Samsung and LG.