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Meet Yul Kwon, winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands”

Posted on | June 1, 2009 | 3 Comments

Yul Kwon is the first Asian American to win one of the seasons of "Survivor." He won the "Cook Islands" season in is proud to announce our next interview, with Korean American attorney-turned-TV celebrity Yul Kwon. The interview will be held was on Tuesday, June 9 at 6 pm PDT (9 pm EDT).

We were fortunate to see Yul speak during last year’s Democratic National Convention in Denver, and more recently during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at an event in Denver. He’s a great role model because of his accomplishments, and because he’s on a mission to dispel myths and stereotypes about Asian American Pacific Islanders, and to urge AAPIs to enter the political process.

You’ve missed the June 9 conversation with Yul Kwon, but for a limited time, you can still register to hear the Replay of the call!

Yul has a diverse background in law, politics, technology, business, and media — except for his exceptional “Survivor” victory, he’s almost a model for the “model minority” myth!

He received his B.S. in theoretical computer science from Stanford University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, practiced law at two firms, served as a legislative aide to a U.S. Senator, worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, and joined Google’s business operations and strategy group.

Yul won the “Survivor” prize in 2006, and gave part of his $1 million prize to charities, including a bone marrow drive for Asian Americans (his college roommate died of Leukemia, and he may have been saved if there were more AAPI marrow donors). He also co-founded the Asian Political Leadership Fund.

His recent activities include working as a guest lecturer for the FBI Academy, a host for the Discovery Channel, and a special correspondent for CNN.

He is also the Northern California franchisee for Red Mango frozen yogurt, one of the fastest-growing retail brands in the country.

Yul is active in a wide range of charitable efforts and has been profiled in VIBE Magazine’s annual “Juice” issue of people with power and People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. is thrilled to get the chance to talk to Yul and learn what drives him to excel!

Here’s an interview with Yul Kwon on the CBS “Early Show” by Julie Chen:

(Note for the curious: Our interview with author and social activist Phoebe Eng, which had been scheduled for Tuesday June 2, has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date!)

You’ve missed the June 9 conversation with Yul Kwon, but for a limited time, you can still register to hear the Replay of the call!


3 Responses to “Meet Yul Kwon, winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands””

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    June 2nd, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

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    March 4th, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Thanks, Alex!

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