James Sun


Date Of Birth



James Sun became known as "The Webhead" on The Apprentice, particularly because of his job as an Internet Entrepreneur. He was born in Seoul, Korea but grew up in Houston and Seattle. At 18, he started a technology investment fund with just $5000 and by 23, it had turned into over $2 million. He attended the University of Washington and graduated cum laude with a degree in business and computer information systems. He soon became the CEO and founder of an internet company that provides a unique approach to professional online networking.

When he became a contestant on the Donald Trump reality show, he said he should be the next Apprentice because "I bring a strong balance of Fortune 500 experience and the initiative and drive of a true entrepreneur, and I've already proven myself by achieving the 'American Dream' since I started with nothing to build everything I have today." After he landed second place and was fired from the show, he found himself hosting his own reality competition, "Sun Tzu War on Business". He played the role of a business guru who gives entrepreneurs lessons based on “Sun Tzu’s Art of War”. He has also been an endorser for various products, and even appeared in a commercial for Hyundai with South Korean actress Ko So Young. He eventually started on giving business talks and advising companies. Soon, he published a book titled "Millennial Leaders Y" and became a board member of United Way of King County and the King Country Scoutreach Program.

(Photos courtesy of NBC)

Place of Birth

Seoul, Korea

Birth Name

James Sun



Fun Facts

- He was chosen as one of the top 100 alumni from the University of Washington in the "Wonderous 100 Alumni Awards."


2008: 2008 Asian Excellence Awards (TV documentary)
2007: The Apprentice (TV series) - Himself

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