K-Pop idols are rich, famous and glamorous, but did you know some of them were truly born that way?
We hear a lot about the stories of K-Pop idols who went from nothing to everything. They started off in the small run down one room apartments, and eating ramen until the end of time. However, some idols were fortunate enough to start their careers off with a solid background. Here are the 10 K-Pop idols who were fortunate enough to be born into rich families!
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You’d never would’ve guessed that these humble and generous idols had so much.
1. EXO’s SuHo
SuHo’s father is a well known college professor, and he grew up in Apgujeong – one of the most wealthy areas of Seoul.
2. TWICE’s Tzuyu
Tzuyu’s family ran 3 plastic surgery locations in various wealthy areas of Taiwan. Her parents are known as one of the largest investors with good reputations.
3. GFriend’s UmJi
UmJi’s father is almost as famous as his daughter. UmJi’s father is a well known dentist with a solid status in the Moa Dental group with 60 practices.
4. Super Junior’s Choi SiWon
Choi SiWon is one of the most famous idols who were born into wealthy families. SiWon’s father was a high executive at a famous innerwear brand company before passing it over to SiWon’s mother and moving on to a bigger company. Not only that, SiWon also owns multiple houses in Seoul just under his own name.
5. NCT’s Ten
Ten studied at Shewsbury International School in Bangkok, which is said to cost about $25,000 a year – and that’s just the tuition! With 10 years of schooling, the total cost for his education was about $200,000. His sister’s also attending the school.
6. Super Junior’s KyuHyun
KyuHyun’s father has been running an academy in Seoul for over 20 years, and has even opened up a school in Taiwan. His father continued onto open other school branches throughout the country.
7. Z:EA’s Park HyungSik
KwangHee once revealed that HyungSik had over $16,000 in his bank account during his TRAINEE DAYS! His father is a high executive of the globally renown car company’s Korean branch, BMW.
8. SNSD’s SooYoung
SooYoung bought a house in Gangnam for about 2.7 million won. Her wealth comes from her grandfather, who built one of the largest single houses in Seoul for his family. Her grandfather was the CEO of a famous architect company that helped build the Seoul Arts Center.
9. 2PM’s Nichkhun
Nichkhun is very much famous as the Thai Prince. Nichkhun is an alumni of the Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand. The school’s year tuition costs about $40,000 and is famous for its alumni Prince Edward of the UK!
10. GOT7’s Mark
Mark’s family owns a large house in the wealthy parts nears Los Angeles, which has its own very large swimming pool. His father used to be a business man, who apparently did well for himself. He drives luxury SUVs and always travels first class – according to his Twitter!
February 1, 2016
Tao Discovered As Rich Kid: 7th Of Tsingtao Wealth Rank
The controversial former member of EXO, Tao, is spotlighted for his father’s great wealth.
Tao’s withdrawal has made EXO fans’ hearts broken, and EXO members has suffered from his sudden announce that he would leave the team. Tao has also suffered from the happening, and his decision was hot issue for a while. SM sued him for breaking the contract without mutual agreement between the agency and musician. His father required his withdrawal for his injury to SM in April of the last year. While the controversy is hot, the news about his great wealth has captured people’s attentions.
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Chinese media reported Tao’s father is planning to hand over 20 million Yuan, about 3 billion U.S. dollars to Tao recently. Moreover, a handwritten letter of Tao’s father was published through one Chinese magazine and it became more issued. According to the letter, Tao’s father owns 4-5 mansions in just Tsingtao, and the economic value of his company is more than 20 million Yuan. Many have suspected his tremendous amount of wealth, but he asserted that he was ranked as the 7th rich of Tsingtao. The wealth he owns is from his enormous effort after he went bankrupt in 2002 and got only 40,000 Yuan, about 7300 U.S. dollars.
January 8, 2016
Who Is IDOL RICH? 5 Idol Investors Compilation
Many K idols are interested in investment and some of them make successful result.
As the financial technology fever hit Korea, K-pop stars are not excepted in the smart trend. Some investment geniuses achieved great amount of profit and it is mostly from real estate. Many fans might wonder why the HOT stars are immersed in such investments. Indeed, the income of entertainers is not regular, so celebrities always have to concern about their financial statues. Besides, the popularity is not always guaranteed. Hot star one day can go down to be forgotten the other day. Thus, investment is like an insurance for themselves from the unstable K-pop world.
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Among many K-pop star investors, the hottest 5 idols are picked, here. Look over who are them. Also, their personal investment stories are added.
Gu Hara – KARA
Gu ha-ra made a profit as a 500,000 dollars from selling her building located at Chungdamdong, which is near by JYP building. In 2012 June, she bought a 5 storey building for 1,15,6000 dollars. Surprisingly, neither of loan nor mortgage was included in the amount she paid; all was her own money, which she has accumulated from her debut. 3 years later, in Mar 2015, she sold the building and made 500-thousand-dollar profit from the real estate. Now, she is planning to make another investment in real estate.
TOP – Big Bang
TOP owns a luxury villa located in Hannam dong UN Village, the privileged town alongside Han river. He bought the villa in 2011 for 300,000 dollars. Because of the villa’s outstanding security service, numbers of celebrities reside there to protect their privacy. The real estate value of his place is assumed to jump considerably, now. In 2013, TOP was selected as a celebrity of the best saving merit, and got awarded for it.
BOA is the hidden wealth. Most people may not detaily know about her property. BOA owns two buildings at Chungdam Dong. One is a business building, worth $3 million, and the other is a luxury villa, worth more than $6 million. The value of each buildings has jumped about $2 million in about 7 years. Moreover, she gave big ranch at Namyangjoo her parents as a gift. The place was originally her family’s when she was very young, but her father had to sell it for a financial reason. However, she got it back for her family. She also owns some stocks of SM which were given to her as a promotion. She is No.1 financial technology specialist for sure.
(The photo of BOA’s property is not available. Sorry.)
Kyuhyun – Super Junior
Kyuhyun owns two real estate properties and gave them to his parents as presents. This ‘Good’ boy has been named in the top 4 of the most amount of income that Super Junior members earn out of 12, the total number of the members. His first property is the luxury apartment in Wolgok Dong and it values as $1 million. Another is a guest house located in Myung Dong. The building is worth as $7.3 million. The 6 floored building, 5 storey, includes more than 60 suites from its basement floor to the 6th. The monthly profit from the guest house is more than $ 100,000. As Kyuhyun is hot, the place is also hot among his fans.
XIA Junsu – JYJ
XIA Junsu is the top of the top among the idol riches. His real estate property is about $35 million, wow! He has been well known for being well-informed in investment, and has been busy to invest in real estate. Junsu owns a pent house of the luxury high rise residential building in Seoul and it values about $2.5 million. He also owns a $1.8 million valued town house in Paju. The highlight is his luxery hotel in Jeju Island. He invested more than $ 20 million for it and its worth is assumed about $ 30 million, now. The hotal, Toscana, has 65 suites in its main building and 4 premium villas near the main building. Expecting him to defeat Donald Trump in real estate market one day.
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