These babies were born with a silver spoon in their mouths, with super parents that are top stars in the Korean entertainment industry.
Son Ye Jin – Hyun Bin
The couple tied the knot back on March 31st and embarked on a honeymoon trip 11 days after their wedding, drawing huge attention from the media and fans alike.
Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin is probably one of the most powerful couples as of date, with extensive popularity, critical successes, and outstanding wealth.
In particular, according to Korean media, Son Ye Jin is paid roughly $500,000 for each of her movies, and over $40,000 for each drama episode during the 2000s. Now, her appearance fee has increased to over $100,000 per episode.
Meanwhile, Hyun Bin’s earnings have tripled over time, and like his wife, the actor is paid over $100,000 per K-drama episode. This means, with just one project per year, the couple will earn roughly $3.2 million.
In addition, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin are also prominent CF stars, with Hyun Bin’s annual ads earnings ranging from $500,000 to $575,000. The same numbers for Son Ye Jin fall between $360,000 and $430,000. The married couple also earn huge amounts of money from their real estate properties.
Kim Tae Hee and Bi Rain
Alongside their successful careers and perfect marriage, the couple is nicknamed “real estate billionaire”, owning $72 million worth of real estate. According to Entertainment Weekly Live, they are among the top celebrity couples in terms of real estate possessions.
Korea Times also revealed that Kim Tae Hee earned $6.37 million after selling a building in Gangnam, Seoul, back in March 2021. In addition, prior to her marriage, the famous actress already owns 3 buildings in Gangnam, worth over $12 million. Meanwhile, Bi Rain owns a luxury apartment worth $5.3 million, and a shopping mall in Cheongdam-dong worth $21.4 million.
As the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and caused financial difficulties for various renters, both Bi Rain and Kim Tae Hee decided to lower rental prices to assist struggling business owners.
Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung
As one of the internationally famous Korean stars, actor Lee Byung Hun is critically acclaimed for his success in many different types of roles. Overall, his global fame and a 30-year career has brought Lee Byung Hun an estimated fortune of 20 million USD.
The veteran actor has his own company – BH Entertainment, which is the management company of Han Hyo Joo, Park Hae Soo, Park Bo Young…
In 2013, Lee Byung Hun got married to “Meteor Garden” actress Lee Min Jung and they have a son. Lee Min Jung was originally a “golden spoon” lady, born into a well-to-do family. Lee Min Jung’s grandfather is Park No Soo – one of Korea’s most famous painters. The actress’s father is the CEO of a large advertising agency, and her mother is a pianist.
Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin
Taeyang is a member of BIGBANG – one of the most successful K-pop groups of all time. He and his wife Min Hyo Rin bought a $13.2 million apartment in Seoul in 2020. According to Tatler Asia, this has cemented their status as one of the highest earners in the Korean entertainment industry.
After 16 years of working as a singer, Taeyang‘s estimated net worth is 20 million USD, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Most of his income comes from his singing career. In addition, Taeyang has income from advertising contracts with many famous brands.
Besides, Taeyang is also a savvy investor, owning some real estate as well as shares of YG Entertainment. The 34-year-old male singer also earns royalties from his songs.
Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin got married in 2018. On December 6, 2021, the star couple welcomed their first son.