The world of entertainment is vast and has people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions, interests, and financial statuses. People who are not from affluent backgrounds try their luck in this industry to rewrite their life and earn a lot of money. At the same time, many celebrities are from affluent backgrounds and still chose to work hard in this industry to follow their passion and make a name for themselves. So, here is a list of some popular Korean celebrities who you might not know are from wealthy families and chose to follow their passion for acting:
1. Kim Tae-Hee
This excellent actress has worked in shows like Hi Bye and Mama. She is the perfect example of beauty with brains and has a kind heart. She comes from a wealthy family as her father, Kim Yoo Moon is the chairman of a 13.8 million dollars’ worth of transport business, according to the last year’s sale.
Lead rapper and singer of a trendy girl group, Blackpink, Jennie, has a net worth of around 10 million dollars. She has earned all this by singing and brand deals. She was rich even before entering the music industry. If we believe the reports her mother is a director and shareholder of CJE & M, which is a famous entertainment group.
Yoo Jeong-yeon the lead singer of a K-pop girl group called Twice and has a net worth of 2 million dollars. She is from a wealthy family as her father is a cook and restaurant owner with a lot of restaurants all around the world that specialize in Korean cuisine. She is an heir of all this which makes her the wealthiest member of Twice.
4. Lee Yi-Kyung
Lee Yi- Kyung is best known for his role in a popular drama, Welcome to Waikiki. He belongs to a rich family as his father is a CEO of a large company named LG Innotek. Despite all this, the actor lived in a rooftop apartment and worked part-time in a DVD shop in his initial days of acting.
5. Choi Si-Won
Born in the year 1986, Choi Si-won is a singer and songwriter by profession and is popularly known as Siwon. He has a lot of wonderful songs under his name. He is one of the richest on the list as his father is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company named, Boryung medicine. On the other hand, his mother is the owner of a well-known lingerie brand.
6. Park Hyung-Sik
Park Hyung-sik is an actor and singer who also comes from a well-off family. In a TV interview, he revealed that his father is a board member of a very popular international car company, BMW Korea. But this all didn’t stop him from following his passion for music and acting.
7. Choi Soo Young
Sooyoung’s family has a vast abode in Korea as his grandfather is the CEO of a famous architect family in South Korea other than that, he also has a famed Seoul art centre under his name. Choi can be considered as the one born with a silver spoon as he has talent, looks, personality, and also come from a wealthy family.
8. Yook Sung Jae
It would not be wrong to say that this actor is super-wealthy as his father is the CEO of a semiconductor company that earned around 10 billion Won in the year 2019 alone. Wait!! This is not enough as his grandmother owns a large fishing firm and his uncle is the owner of a large company named Double Max.
Here comes another K-pop artist on the list, Tzuyu, who is a member of the girl group named Twice. She has a net worth of around 3 Million Dollars. Her mother has a proper business empire as she owns many cosmetic clinics and hospitals in China and Taiwan. She is a super successful businesswoman.
10. Jung II-Woo
Jung II-Woo is a popular K-drama actor who comes from a very influential family as a lot of his family members are at top positions in various industries. His father is the director of a Japanese Fencing company named Kendo. Other than that, his grandfather is the chief director of a South Korean general director and a President’s doctor.