In the 1990s, South Korea made a giant leap in pop culture. Today, K-Pop, K-Drama, and the entire Korean entertainment business have millions of fans and are approaching the $100 billion earnings mark each year. Korean superstars have become household names in every country due to their wealth. Their fan base contributes to their earnings, and nowadays, several well-known celebrities and actors are incredibly famous due to their extravagant lifestyles. Such celebrities always manage to make headlines by performing sensational acts in their respective fields and in real life.
Follow the list below to get to know the top 10 Korean celebrities who are famous for their luxurious lives:-
1. Jin Young Park
He is a singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive, and reality TV show judge from South Korea. Park gained fame as a vocalist after the publication of his 1994 album. In 1997, he founded JYP Entertainment, one of South Korea's most profitable entertainment companies. In terms of stock ownership, he is also the most affluent organization leader (17.8 percent) and his offers are worth $169 million. His house in Achiul, which has a private gym, a basketball court, and a recording studio, is said to have cost him around US $500,000.
2. Kim Jaejoong
Kim Jaejoong is one of Korea's wealthiest pop stars. He is a super famous actor, singer, songwriter, director, and entrepreneur. In 2012, he purchased an apartment worth around $3 million, and two years later, he paid $7 million for the seven-story J-Line Building in Seocho-dong. Jaejoong has established a new location of KAVE Cafe in Osaka, Japan. He operates the KAVE MALL in Shibuya, and he also owns luxury automobiles, including the Bentley Continental, Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640, and Mitsuoka Himiko, the Audi R8, a Rolls-Royce Wraith, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Ferrari 458.
3. Kwon Ji-Yong ( G-Dragon )
He's a rapper, composer, producer, model, and fast fashion designer. He is a member of the Big Bang. He paid $3 million for a 2,500-square-foot condominium in the Galleria Foret development in 2013. He also owns the Cheongdam March Rabbit complex, valued at over $9 million. G-Dragon is one of the few people who hold a Black Honda Card. Only the wealthiest 0.05 percent of Koreans have access to this credit card.
4. Jung Ji Hoon
Rain is a multi-talented actor who can also sing, compose, dance, and produce music. In 2002, he tasted fame for the first time when he published his debut solo album. He has also participated in a South Korean television program. Rain married Kim Tae Hee, a well-known female actor in Korea, and is now the wealthiest celebrity couple in Korea. They currently own "Rain Avenue," a $42 million building in Cheongdam, where he has his entertainment company's headquarters. They have a house worth $5 million.
5. Lee Ji-Eun (IU)
IU is one of Korea's most popular K-pop performers. She is also regarded as one of the wealthiest female K-pop idols. She was launched as a singer and songwriter when she was merely 15 years old. IU's high-end Porsche Cayenne sells typically for roughly $110,000 (USD). She also purchased a property in Yangpyeong for 3 billion KRW ($2.5 million USD) and a building in Gwacheon for 4.6 billion KRW ($3.9 million USD) in 2018.
6. Dong Young Bae (Taeyang)
Dong Young Bae, also known as Taeyang, is a singer and a composer. He had a successful career, both as a member of the Big Bang and as a solo performer. In the same vein as G-Dragon. He has a home valued at approximately $3.5 million. Taeyang also owns a building which is valued at nearly $7 million. He is also one of the stakeholders in YG Entertainment, where he is said to have invested around ₩ 750,390,000 in total.
7. Choi Siwon
Choi Siwon of Super Junior is one of the wealthiest K-Pop idols, with a net worth of $50 million! He has done everything from movies to leading roles in dramas to being a member of a famed K-Pop group with numerous number one hits. He was also dubbed "King of Twitter" after becoming the first K-Pop idol to reach 3 million followers on the social media platform. He has an R8 worth $120,000 (USD).
8. Han So Hee
With her performance as the naive and fragile mistress in the 2020 Korean television series The World of the Married, Han So-hee rose to superstardom almost overnight. She won multiple awards and established herself in the competitive K-drama field. Her great acting career has seen her gain enormous riches, and in December 2021, she paid cash for a US $1.6 million mansion in Achiul village.
9. Kim Soo Hyun
The popular actor made his first appearance on the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2013, ranking fourth, then second in 2015, and fifth in 2016. In 2016, he was also listed in the Asian edition of the business magazine's 30 under 30 list. The apartment of Kim Soo Hyun is valued at 4.02 billion KRW (about $3.5 million). He also paid a steep price of 200 million KRW ($185,000) for a sports car that was rumored to have been previously driven by Hollywood icon Tom Cruise.
10. Song Hye-Kyo
Song Hye-Kyo, a 40-year-old South Korean actress, has long been one of Korea's wealthiest celebrities. She rose to prominence in Asia thanks to her leading role in a series on television. She splurged on an opulent building in Seoul that cost 19.5 billion won (about USD 17.5 million). She drives Lamborghini, BMW, Ferrari, and other high-end automobiles.