Article: Top 10 Korean Celebrities Who Came From A Wealthy Background

Throughout the years, Korean actors have been working hard to entertain us, achieve their goals, and also grow their bank accounts. While many of these stars started from rags and worked their way up, some celebrities were lucky enough to be born into wealthy families. Here are ten such actors who were born rich.

1. Lee Seo Ji 

Lee Seo Jin is a South Korean actor renowned for his roles in the reality shows, “Three Meals a Day” and “Grandpa Over Flowers.” He started his acting career in 1999 from the television series “House Above the Waves.” He comes from a family with strong ties in the financial sector. Moreover, his grandfather is the former CEO of Seoul Bank making him one of the actors with the most affluent background. 


2. Yook Sung Jae 

Yook Sung Jae, also known as Sungjae, is a South Korean singer and actor. He debuted as a member of the boy group BtoB in 2012. He has also acted in television dramas like Who Are You: School 2015, The Village: Achiara's Secret. When he came on Mnet's TMI News, he revealed that his father is the CEO of a semiconductor company. Apart from that, his grandmother also is a prominent fishing farm owner.


3. Choi Soo Young

Sooyoung is a member of the girl group, “Girl’s Generation,” which is one of the most popular girl groups in Korea. Although she worked hard to be where she is today, she was also born with a silver spoon. Her grandfather is the CEO of an architecture firm in South Korea. 


4. Yoon Tae Young 

Yoon Tae Young is an actor and is best known for starring in the show, “The Legend.”  Apart from having a successful career, he is also the only son of former Samsung Electronics vice chairman, Yoon Jong-Yong.


5. Jung II Woo

Jung II Woo is an actor best known for his roles in “Unstoppable High Kick,” “The Return of Iljimae”, “49 Days”, “Cool Guys”, “Hot Ramen”, “Moon Embracing the Sun”, and “Cinderella with Four Knights”.  According to a Story by Soompi, Jung’s father was the director of a Kendo academy. Moreover, his grandfather was the former President’s doctor. He is also the current chief director of a famous general hospital in South Korea”,


6. Honey Lee

Lee Hanee, also known as Honey Lee is a South talented Korean actress, model, and musician. Even before becoming rich and famous, she had a luxurious life because of her family. Her father was a high-ranking official with the NIS, and her mother was a professor at Ewha Women’s University.


7. Choi Si-Won

Choi Siwon, also known as Siwon, is a Korean singer, actor and,model. He, too, came from a wealthy background. His father is the former CEO of Boryung Medicine, a well-known pharmaceutical company in South Korea. Moreover, his mother owns a lingerie brand, and as for him, he holds several properties in SoKor. 


8. Kim Tae Hee

Kim Tae Hee is considered one of the most beautiful Korean actresses. She is known for her roles in, Stairway to Heaven, Love Story in Harvard, Iris, etc. Her father, Kim Yoo Moon, is the chairman of a transport company. 


9. Park Hyung Sik

Park Hyung Sik is a Korean actor, singer, and dancer. He is a member of the boy group ZE: A. As for acting, he is most famous for his role in Strong Girl Bong-Soon. There were rumors that his father was the CEO of the international car company, BMW. However, in a TV show, he clarified that his father was not the CEO, but is a board member of BMW. 


10. Lee Yi Kyung

Lee Yi Kyung is a Korean actor. He debuted in 2011 and gained recognition from the teen drama, School 2013. He is the son of the CEO of LG Innotek.  Despite coming from a wealthy background, Lee revealed that he dropped out of school, worked as a part-timer in a DVD rental shop, and lived in a rooftop apartment.