From Jun Ji Hyun to Hyun Bin, many celebrities have made astronomical amounts in profits through real estate investment.
Recently, actor Lee Byung Hun reportedly purchased a building worth 24 billion won (approx. 18.8 million USD) in the Oksu-dong area of Seongdong-gu through a corporate project owned by his mother.
The building has a land area of 732 square meters and a total floor area of 2,494.76 square meters, spanning across 2 basement floors and 6 ground floors. It was built in September 2021 and is currently leased to an international school for a deposit of 1 billion won and a monthly rent of 85 million won. After acquiring the building, Lee Byung Hun is said to be receiving a monthly rental income of 85 million won.
Previously in March 2018, Lee Byung Hun purchased a building in Yeongdeungpo-gu for 26 billion won and sold it in July 2021 for 36.8 billion won, earning a profit of over 10 billion won.
Meanwhile, actress Jun Ji Hyun bought a building in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, for 8.6 billion won in 2007, remodeled it, and sold it for 23.5 billion won this year. In 2014, she purchased a detached house in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, for 7.5 billion won and sold it for 13 billion won in 2020.
Currently, Jun Ji Hyun owns several properties, including a building in Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, purchased for 58 billion won in 2013, a two-story building in Yichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, purchased for 325 billion won in 2017, and a three-story building in Deungchon-dong, Gangseo-gu, purchased for 50.5 billion won in February of last year. The total estimated value of her real estate holdings is around 140 to 150 billion won. (110-117 million USD).
Actor Hyun Bin and his wife, actress Son Ye Jin, are also not to be left out. In particular, Son Ye Jin purchased a building in Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, for 9.35 billion won in 2015 and sold it for 13.5 billion won in 2018, earning a profit of about 1.8 billion won. She also sold a villa in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, which she bought for 3 billion won in 2008, for 4.8 billion won last month, gaining approximately 1.8 billion won in profits.
In addition, Hyun Bin also made a profit of 1.3 billion won by selling a villa in Heuksok-dong, Dongjak-gu, which he purchased for 2.7 billion won in 2009, for 4 billion won in 2021.
Finally, actress Kim Tae Hee purchased a building near Gangnam Station for 13.2 billion won in 2014 and sold it for 20.3 billion won this year, making a profit of 7.1 billion won in seven years. Her husband, singer-actor Rain, bought a building in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, for 16.8 billion won in 2008 and sold it for 49.5 billion won this year. The couple’s total profit from their buildings amounts to a staggering 39.8 billion won.