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WINNER’s Mino went from zero to hero, now earning a hefty amount of money every month

Once a no-name in the industry, WINNER’s Mino has become one of the richest Kpop idols. 

The Kpop boy group WINNER used to top various musical charts with their unique and outstanding music. While all four remaining members of this YG group nail both talent and visuals, it is Song Mino that’s their top earner. The rapper’s talents know no boundaries, and his charms bring him enormous numbers of fans. 

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Once a no-name, WINNER’s Mino is now one of the most popular and richest Kpop stars. 

Born in 1993, the male idol is the main rapper of WINNER, and has long pursued the art of music. Despite having no background in the industry, Mino got inspired by old-school rap songs and decided to try his hands in this genre. 

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Mino is the main rapper of the famous boy group WINNER.

While chasing his dreams, the rapper led a life full of difficulties. He used to reside in a cramped basement of an old apartment building and dedicated all his time to honing his skills and physique. The idol even shared that every minute of his life and all his determination were for music and that he was lucky to have a friend like Block B’s P.O by his side. 

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To achieve his current state, Mino had to overcome numerous difficulties. 

Despite having a fierce look, Mino is actually a pretty soft and emotional guy. He was once scouted by an agency but refused the offer since he was unwilling to leave his friend P.O behind. 

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The friendship of Mino and P.O is still as tight as ever. 

In 2010, the rapper suddenly debuted with the ballad group B.O.M. To attract attention, Mino, along with his group members, had to hold free hug signs on the street, only for their team to disband soon after. Unwilling to give up, Mino then auditioned for YG Entertainment, and this time managed to pass with flying colors, eventually debuting as a member of WINNER

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Mino holding a Free Hug sign on the street, hoping to gain attention from the public.
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The rapper is now a crucial piece of WINNER. 

After his debut, Mino received praise for his all-rounder nature and for being able to sing, dance, and even compose. However, even this was not enough for the rapper, who wanted to prove himself as a true rapping talent, instead of just a “rapping idol”.

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Netizens hailed Mino as a true all-rounder. 

In 2015, Mino participated in the famous rap show “Show Me The Money”, and here had surpassed many strong competitors with his overwhelming swag and confidence. To the surprise of many rap fans, WINNER’s Mino became the runner up of the show with intense and remarkable tracks. 

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The idol proved himself as a truly capable rapper. 

Not only that, the influence of Mino branched into the fashion world as well. His bold and unique fashion style often earned compliments from the nets, and even got the idol invited to many famous fashion magazines. The rapper also attracted great attention as he walked as a model for the 2020 Louis Vuitton Men Spring-Summer Collection, at the highly-regarded Paris Fashion Week. 

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Mino as a runway model during Paris Fashion Week. 

In addition, Mino also has a knack for painting, and often draws satire, abstract, and portrait arts. In fact, these paintings are so stunning, they got displayed at art exhibitions and received endless critical acclaim. 

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Mino and BLACKPINK’s Jennie at one of his exhibitions. 
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The idol’s painting talent is well recognized. 
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He also often appears in fashion magazines. 

Now, Mino is undoubtedly a gem in the Kpop world, and his music is super well-received by the public. This also means that the idol’s earning reaches staggering figures every month.

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Mino is now one of the most outstanding male Kpop idols. 

During early 2021, Mino was selected to become an official member of the Korean Music Copyright Association (KOMCA), and he also recently discussed his monthly earnings. According to the idol, the money he earns from music royalties alone is enough to buy an imported car, which has taken many people by surprise. In March 2021, the idol also boasted his luxurious Aston Martin DB11, which was priced at over 700,000 USD. 

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Mino owns many impressive and critically-acclaimed tracks. 
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The 700,000 USD Aston Martin DB11 owned by this idol. 

Even with his high standing and mad success in the industry, Mino never separated himself from WINNER. He also managed to keep good relationships with everyone, including colleagues and fans. Therefore, Mino is still super close to many people, even at the height of his career. 

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Mino is super attentive to fans. 
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..and is known for his tight relationship with BLACKPINK’s Jennie. 
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He and famous rapper Zico are also close friends. 

Slowly but surely, through blood, sweats, and tears, Mino has established his own standing in the entertainment industry. And his prospects for the future even look brighter. 

Source: YanNews

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