Matthew Ko (高鈞賢) is another successful TVB artist turned entrepreneur. Having opened a successful children’s art school last year, Matthew is now looking to invest in a foot reflexology saloon.
The 2005 Mr. Hong Kong winner has recently been promoted to supporting actor in Sergeant Tabloid <女警愛作戰>, but Matthew had revealed that he was disappointed in the progress in his acting career. Due to the volatility of the entertainment industry, numerous TVB artists have recently become business owners, finding success outside of their acting jobs.
Last year, Matthew invested over $500,000 HKD to establish a children arts school, in which he is the principal. The business has already broke even and Matthew has the intention to expand the venture to the mainland China.
Several days ago, Matthew was spotted in an empty shop in Wan Chai and was deep in discussion with a renovation contractor. Matthew intends to convert the shop space into an upscale foot reflexology parlor. Because the shop is also at close proximity to a few hotels, his target clientele will be tourists and local middle-class residents. Due to its prime location, it is estimated that the monthly rental price of the shop to be more than $120, 000 HKD. Inclusive of hiring professional foot reflexology masters, it is calculated that Matthew may need to fork out a 7-figures sum for this investment!
An insider revealed, “Matthew has a good network. The renovation contractor was also introduced by a friend. Through all the recommendations, he has already saved a lot! He hopes the shop will be ready by May, in time for his 29th birthday!”
Not only is Matthew trying to open his new business in time for his birthday, he may be looking to reward himself with a new car. He was seen car-shopping and had his eyes set on a $600,000 HKD convertible.
Source: East Week
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.