Immigrant Edge: 9 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs

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Ben Huh
Founder, CEO, Cheezburger Inc.
Country of origin: South Korea

I shared a one-bedroom apartment with my parents when I arrived in the United States, but didn’t have a thick accent or the external trappings that many other immigrants face. I think it would very difficult to start Cheezburger in South Korea. With language comes cultural barriers, and achieving the same humor would be a challenge. There also isn’t a vibrant enough economy there to support an ad-supported business like ours.