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Kim Hyuun-joong was born on the 6th June 1986, in Seoul, South Korea and is an actor, singer/ rapper, best known to the world as a member of the boyband SS501.
Have you ever wondered how rich Kim Hyun Joong is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hyuun Joong’s net worth is over $5 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, which started in 2005.
Kim Hyuun Joong Net Worth $5 Million
Since he entered school, Kim was a class student and neither his parents nor relatives thought of him becoming a singer. He received numerous accolades in math and other competitions; however, that changed as he reached his teen years, and when he took a bass guitar into his hands. He joined a band and since then has been pursuing a career in music. Nevertheless, he matriculated from high school, and also graduated with a degree from the Chungwoon University, and has also enrolled Kongju Communication Arts to study applied music.
In the early 2000s, he worked at his family restaurant as a waiter, and there met the CEO of a new set-up management company. He auditioned for DSP Media, and as a result became a part of the newly formed boyband SS501, which comprised also Heo Young-saeng, Kim Kyu-jong, Park Jung-min and Kim Hyung-jun.
They entered the charts with their debut mini album “Warning” (2005), followed by their second mini album “Snow Prince”, released just five months later. In 2006 they released their first full-length studio album “ST 1 Now”, and became extremely popular in their native country. Then in 2007 they embarked on a tour of Japan, and released their first Japanese single entitled “Kokoro”, and soon received the Newcomer Award by Japan Gold Disc Award. The band was active until 2010, and released two more studio albums – “SS501” in 2007 and “All My Love” in 2009, the sales of which added a lot to Kim’s net worth.
After gaining massive popularity, the members ventured out on their own, including Kim, who released two studio albums “Unlimited” (2012), and “Imademo” (2015), and four EPs, including “Break Down” (2011), and “Lucky” (2011), both topping the charts. Also, he has released material for the Japanese market, including EPs “Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy” (2012), and “Hot Sun” (2014), which achieved platinum status, increasing his net worth to a large degree.
In 2015 he joined South Korea’s Army to serve for a mandatory period, and was discharged as a Sergeant in February 2017, returning to his musical career. Most recently, he released his fifth EP for the Japanese market, entitled “Kazaguruma -re:wind-“.
Aside from his musical career, Kim is also a successful actor; back in 2009 he debuted as Yoon Ji Hoo in the TV comedy-drama series “Boys Over Flowers”, and then in 2010 played Baek Seung Jo in the TV romantic comedy “Mischievous Kiss”, which also added to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Kim has had several problems with the law; his now ex-girlfriend sued him several times, firstly for domestic violence and then for child support. Kim and his lawyer managed to have all charges dismissed, and to counter sue his ex-girlfriend. He is apparently still single. Kim was arrested for drunk-driving in 2017, and was fined $1800.
Despite all problems with the law, Kim is also a well-known philanthropist; he has donated to numerous non-profit organizations of his country, including the Red Cross, and has supported numerous causes across Asia, including “Save The Earth Reform Class” environmental campaign, and “Summer Campaign for Senior Citizens Living Alone”, among many other philanthropic endeavors.