Sun Myung Moon (Religious Leader)
Sun Myung Moon

Sun Myung Moon was a Korean religious leader, also known for his business ventures and support for political causes. A messiah claimant, he was the founder of the Unification movement, and of its widely noted “Blessing” or mass wedding ceremony, and the author of its unique theology the Divine Principle. He was an opponent of communism and an advocate for Korean reunification, for which he was recognized by the governments of both North and South Korea. Businesses he promoted included News World Communications, an international news media corporation known for its American subsidiary The Washington Times, and Tongil Group, a South Korean business group, as well as various related organizations. Moon was born in what is now North Korea. When he was a child, his family converted to Christianity. In 1947, he was convicted by the North Korean government of spying for South Korea and given a five-year sentence to the Hŭngnam labor camp.

Born: Mun Yong-myeong, January 6, 1920, Chongju, North Pyongan, Japanese Korea, (now North Pyongan, North Korea)
Died: September 3, 2012, Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Occupation: Religious leader, businessperson, media mogul, political activist
Known for: Founder of Unification Church
Spouse(s): Choi Sun-kil (1944–1953), Hak Ja Han (1960-)
Children: 16
Facebook: Sun Myung Moon’s Facebook profile
IMDb: Sun Myung Moon’s IMDb

About Sun Myung Moon

Korean religious leader, business magnate and media mogul who founded the Unification Church in 1954.

Before Fame

Originally from a family with strong Confucianist beliefs, his entire family converted to Christianity when he was 10.


He founded News World Communications, which has many magazines under it.

Family Life

He married his first wife Choi Sun-kil in 1944.


He is a South Korean billionaire, while American entrepreneur Bill Gates is constantly ranked amongst the World’s Billionaires list.

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  • South Korean Presbyterians
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  • Newspaper founders
  • South Korean religious leaders
  • South Korean Unificationists
  • Prisoners and detainees of North Korea
  • Former Presbyterians
  • South Korean anti-communists
  • Self-declared messiahs
  • Recipients of the National Reunification Prize
  • Unification Church
  • The Washington Times people
  • Founders of new religious movements
  • Prisoners and detainees of the United States federal government
  • Waseda University alumni

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Latest information about Sun Myung Moon updated on September 02, 2020.

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