South Korea Ahn’s Ambitions

October 4, 2012 - 4:34 AM
In this photo taken Sept. 19, 2012, Ahn Cheol-soo, the founder of South Korea’s largest antivirus maker AhnLab, arrives for a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. As a bookish academic who made his fortune in software before turning to philanthropy, Ahn, 50, has been called South Korea’s Bill Gates. Now that he’s running for office with a Barack Obama-like message of change that appeals to the nation’s young and hopeful, Ahn is looking for a new title: Mr. President. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)