Chairman of Forever 21, Elder of Ttokamsa Mission Church
Don (Do Won) Chang is the founder of Forever 21, a store that was started in the United States of America and has branches all over the world and turns over billions in sales every year.
Chang was born in a village called Myeong-Dong in Seoul, South Korea in 1954. His strong work ethic was in him from an early age. When he was old enough, he worked in coffee shops and started his own coffee delivery service.
In 1981, Don Chang moved to America with his wife, Jin Sook. At one point, he had to work three jobs. He worked in coffee shops, he worked as a janitor and as a gas station attendant.
In 1984, using the wages from his three jobs, he was able to open his first store in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. He called it Fashion 21 and targeted it towards his fellow Korean-Americans. After several years of successful launch, Chang changed the name of his store to Forever 21 to appeal to more customers. This clearly worked as he was then able to open more stores in the United States and all over the world.
Every carrier bag at Forever 21 has John 3:16 is printed. Don and his wife are actively involved at Ttokamsa Mission church with various overseas and local mission work along with family Philanthropy projects.