Artists and stars are always glamorous in front of camera, but not everyone is born with a "golden spoon in their mouth", and they too had an unprecedented bitterness before their success. Recently, Korean variety show 'TMI NEWS' ranked most successful artists and self-made stars. took fourth place!
7th place｜Xuanmei She started participating in quick money draw at a young age, but her father, who had been ill for a long time, passed away three months before her debut. She takes on responsibility of taking care of her two younger brothers. Not only is she a good singer and dancer, her recent investment in songwriting has also made her a huge profit.
Sixth place｜Jin Junsu lived in a single room without a toilet with his parents and twin brothers when he was a child. After buying a number of buildings for his family in 2011, he himself has lived in a service apartment with a bird's eye view of downtown Seoul. In addition to three houses in Cheongdam-dong, he owns more than 10.4 billion out, and there are many famous car collections.
Fifth place｜Song Xingmin currently plays for Tottenham in Premier League with an annual salary of £7.28 million, ranking fourth in team. Unlike most professional players, Sun Xingming did not train at a professional football school when he was a student, but trained under his father Sun Xiongzheng, a former football player. Father and son recently invested 10 billion won in youth football schools to provide professional training for underprivileged but talented children.
Fourth place｜IU. As a child, she had to live in a relative's house because her mother guaranteed her debts. She really wanted to debut and even faced transfer fraud. However, after she became popular with her three high notes on "Good Day", she ended up at top of charts every time, and now she is most personable female singer in Korea. Including a new home in Cheongdam-dong that she recently bought, he owns three properties worth a total of 22.9 billion won.
Third place｜Yuan Bin, being popular in Asia with "Blue Life and Death", won multiple awards in a row for his excellent performance in "Uncle". Various advertising endorsements still bring him a lot of money. The endorsement price of Won Bin and his wife Lee Na Young is 800 million won each and they are still most expensive candidates in Korean advertising industry.
Runner-up｜Bae Yong Joon No, he also got opportunity to play a supporting role due to his work on set and gradually became a leading Korean actor. The salary record of 6 billion he set in 2007 with The Tale of Four Gods of King is still unmatched. After SM Entertainment acquired brokerage company Keyeast he founded, he also became majority shareholder of SM Entertainment with a capital value of over 44.2 billion won (2019 benchmark).
First place｜Kwon Sang-woo's father died of liver cancer six months after his birth, and his grandfather and uncle robbed family property. He is considered one of "fathers" of Hallyu and his salary has also risen along with his popularity. He also invested his earnings in real estate: in addition to a villa he lived in in South Korea and two residential and office buildings, he also bought a penthouse on Gold Coast of Australia with a total market value of about 46 billion won.