Reborn Rich (2022) Korean Drama

JTBC’s Reborn Rich (2022) follows a loyal management employee working for a wealthy family who gets framed and murdered. He is reborn and returns as the youngest grandson of that same family — with all his memories intact and a plan for revenge, taking over the entire chaebol family. It is based on a web novel, “The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate” by San Gyung.

Genre: Fantasy, Revenge, Drama
Also known as: The Conglomerate, The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate; Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son
No of episodes: 16
Writers: Kim Tae-hee, Kim Eun-jae
Director: Jeong Dae-yun
Network: JTBC
Streaming platform: Viu (International), Netflix Korea, Disney+ Korea
Date: November 18, 2022 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays)

Main Cast: 

Get to know the full cast here.

Nielsen Korea: Nationwide TV Viewership Rating

RatingSouth Korean
viewers in millions
6.0%1.3941November 18
8.8%2.1742November 19
10.8%2.6693November 20
11.8%2.6634November 25
14.7%3.5285November 26
14.8%3.6926November 27
16.1%3.8517December 3
19.4%4.6538December 4
16.9%3. 8879December 9
18.3%4.31610December 10
21.1%5.06411December 11
19.8%4.53612December 16
22.4%5.30713December 17
24.9%6.24814December 18
25.0%5.82915December 24
26.9%6.27716December 25
Source: Nielsen Korea

Good Data: Drama Buzzworthy Rankings

2022Reborn RichSong Joong-kiLee Sung-minShin Hyun-beenKim Nam-heeKim Shin-rokPark Ji-hyunJung Hee-tae
November Week 31st1st8th
November Week 41st1st3rd8th9th
December Week 11st1st3rd7th9th5th
December Week 21st1st2nd5th8th4th7th
December Week 31st1st2nd10th7th8th9th
December Week 41st1st4th9th8th
Source: Good Data Korea

Netflix Worldwide: Non-English TV Rankings

Reborn Rich (2022) just made an outstanding record in Korean television history by entering Netflix’s global charts even though it’s only available for subscribers in South Korea. As of January 1, 2023, it has been watched for 87.6 million hours on the streaming giant.

Week2022 – 2023RankViewing hours
1Nov 21 – 274th10,350,000
2Nov 28 – Dec 46th12,070,000
3Dec 5 – 114th16,810,000
4Dec 12 – 183rd19,440,000
5Dec 19 – 253rd17,010,000
6Dec 26 – Jan 110th11,980,000
Source: Netflix Top 10

Official posters from JTBC

Official teaser, trailer

Drama quotes here.

Cover image: Still cut from JTBC Drama