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Park Jae-sang, to the public known by the stage name of Psy, is a famous Korean record producer, rap artist, television personality, singer and songwriter, as well as an actor. To the audiences, Psy is perhaps best known for “Gangnam Style”, a K-pop single, which became an international success. Released in 2012, “Gangnam Style” quickly went viral on the YouTube network, and made it to #1 on music charts in Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and Russia, in addition to 26 other countries. The song had a great cultural and social impact, as it inspired a wave of flash mob performances of the “Gangnam Style” dance all around the world, and was even praised by the President of the United States Barack Obama. Such athletes as Novak Djokovic, Chris Gale and Manny Pacquiao performed the popular dance during various competitions, while the song itself was featured in such television shows as “The X Factor” and “Glee”. In 2012, “Gangnam Style” was even placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most likes on its video on YouTube. To date, the song has sold more than five million copies in the United States alone, which has earned it a 5-time Platinum certification from the RIAA. Psy has released five studio albums so far, yet none of the songs has exceeded the success of “Gangnam Style”.

Psy Net Worth $45 Million

A famous singer and songwriter, how rich is Psy? According to sources, in 2013, Psy earned as much as $300,000 for his performance in Malaysia, while in 2014 he collected $6.8 million from his YouTube partnership. Psy then went on to earn $4.6 million from various endorsements. In regards to his total wealth, Psy’s net worth is estimated to be $45 million, most of which he has collected from his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Psy was born in 1977, in Seoul, South Korea, where he studied at the Sehwa High School. Upon his graduation, Psy moved out to the United States in order to take up studies at the Boston University, since he planned to work at his father’s company “DI Corporation”. However, Psy was disinterested in business administration, hence he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music. Psy failed to graduate from Berklee too, and instead returned to South Korea, where he decided to become a singer. Psy debuted in the music industry in 2001, with the release of “Psy from the Psycho World!”. The album’s inappropriate content created a lot of controversy, which was followed by the release of his second studio album entitled “Sa 2”. The latter album was heavily criticized due to a negative influence, and was even banned from sale. Despite the initial obstacles to Psy’s career, he eventually broke-through as an artist with his single “Gangnam Style”, which gained him many career opportunities. Since then, Psy has had an opportunity to work with such famous people as Scooter Braun, YG Family, Epik High and Snoop Dogg.

A well-known rap artist, singer and songwriter, Psy has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 31, 1977
Birth place: Banpo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Weight:180 lbs (81.6466 kg)
Profession:Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Dancer, Choreographer, Rapper, TV Personality, Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Nationality:South Korea
Spouse:Yoo Hye-yeon (m. 2006)
Parents:Park Won-ho, Kim Young-hee

Interesting Facts

1Has a look-alike puppet in the French show "Les Guignols de l'info" (1988), but is rarely used.
2Has twin daughters with his wife, Yoo Hye Yeon.
3Served his mandatory military service as a technician in a venture firm for two years.
4Attended both Boston University and Berklee College of Music.
5Famous for his international hit music video, "Gangnam Style", which is the most liked YouTube video in history.
6Married his girlfriend, Yoo Hye Yeon, of three and a half years. [October 14, 2006].


1Singer of the song "Gangnam Style".


1[observation, 2014] People always comparing my new thing with Gangnam Style. That means I have severe, heavy pressure on my shoulder. If I'm walking out and no one is asking me about autograph or photograph, that's a tragedy. I should quit my job with that.
2My original name is Jae-Sang Park, so it's totally different.
3I never expect I would become a K-pop star.
4I need to show the world that my final goal is to perform huge concerts like Madonna.
5I just made my album. I did my best. And I uploaded the video just to 'YouTube.' That was all.
6Everything moves way too fast.
7Before 'Gangnam Style' I was not a good attitude artist.
8We are just at the studio, me and my choreographers, we are spending like 30 nights and we are thinking, what is my next dance move? Because in Korea there are huge expectations about my dancing. So it was a lot of pressure.
9Gangnam is a territory in Seoul, Korea. I describe it as noble at the daytime and going crazy at the night time. I compare ladies to the territory. So - noble at the daytime, going crazy at the night time - and the lyric says I am the right guy for the lady who is like that.
10I'm a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world.
11I try to dress classy and dance cheesy.
12The world's most famous and popular language is music.
13My lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen.
14There's a lot of variety of musicians in Korea. I cannot say they are the best in the world, but I can say that Korean artists are really dynamic artists, so I am going to show that from now on.
15While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted.
16Unexpectedly, I'm here now, so I need to let all the U.S. marketers know that Asians are not different. We are all the same.
17That's why 'Gangnam Style' works. If someone handsome uses that phrase it's just awkward. But if someone like me uses it, it's funny.
18All the people in Korea are cheering me like I'm a gold medalist or something, so I have a responsibility to my country.
19I'm not that good looking.
20I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Song
  • "Gangman Style"
  • "Gangman Style"
  • 2013Kids' Choice AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Asian Act
    2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Music VideoFor the music video "Gangnam Style"
    2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Music Breakout Artist




    Tu cara me suena2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
    Gundamn Style2012Short performer: "Gangnam Style"
    South ParkTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
    Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
    The X FactorTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
    Laura and Genie's Gangnam Style2012Video short performer: "Gangnam Style" - uncredited
    The Footy ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
    Chelsea LatelyTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
    Sendung ohne Namen2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
    The Filthy Frank ShowTV Series short performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
    Saturday Night Live2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
    Dream High2012TV Series 1 episode
    My Sassy Girl2001performer: "Bird"
    Norm of the North2016performer: "Gangnam Style" post-production
    Britain's Got More Talent2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
    Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
    One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
    Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
    Rocket's IslandTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
    Operacija 'Riesutai'2014/Iperformer: "Gangnam Style"
    So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
    Rude Tube2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
    This Is the End2013performer: "Gangnam Style" / writer: "Gangnam Style" - as Jai-sang Park
    Britain's Got TalentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
    The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2012 - 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
    Todd's Pop Song Reviews2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
    Super Bowl XLVII2013TV Movie performer: "Gangnam Style" - uncredited
    Burning Love2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
    Rap Critic Reviews2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
    Gangnam Style Me2012Short performer: "Gangnam Style" - uncredited / writer: "Gangnam Style" - uncredited
    Rewind YouTube Style 20122012Video short performer: "Gangnam Style" / writer: "Gangnam Style"
    NBC Sunday Night FootballTV Series 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
    The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
    GleeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
    Caldeirão do Huck2012TV Series performer - 1 episode



    Operacija 'Riesutai'2014/ISpecial Cast
    Iconoclast2012Man of Earth
    Dream High2012TV SeriesTrainer Coach



    YouTube Revolution2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2015TV SeriesHimself (segment "Mean Tweets: Music Edition 2") / Himself - Musical guest
    Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
    The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale2014VideoHimself (uncredited)
    GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2013TV SeriesHimself
    David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV MovieHimself
    Britain's Got Talent2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
    Premiya Muz-TV 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Headline Guest Performer / Honorary Award: 'Mirovoy proryv goda' (as PSY)
    Germany's Next Topmodel2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
    Austin Mahone Takeover2013TV SeriesHimself
    Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHimself
    2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
    Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
    The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
    Pânico na TV2013TV SeriesHimself
    Fantástico2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
    Betty White's Off Their Rockers2013TV SeriesHimself
    Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20132012TV MovieHimself - Performer
    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2012TV MovieHimself
    Christmas in Washington2012TV MovieHimself (as PSY)
    Rewind YouTube Style 20122012Video shortHimself
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
    American Music Awards 20122012TV Movie documentaryHimself
    The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
    MTV Europe Music Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself - Performer
    The Jonathan Ross Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
    Le grand journal de Canal+2012TV Series documentaryHimself
    The X Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
    Formula 1: BBC Sport2012TV SeriesHimself
    I Heart Radio Music Festival2012TV MovieHimself - Performer
    Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself
    Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHimself
    Today2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
    2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
    Psy: Gangnam Style2012Video shortHimself - Performer

    Archive Footage

    Archive Footage

    Free.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song)2015Video shortHimself
    Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesHimself
    15 Unforgettable No 1 Hits!2014TV MovieHimself
    2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
    Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHimself
    Chelsea Lately2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself - Rapper
    NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2012TV MovieHimself
    Sendung ohne Namen2012TV Series documentaryHimself

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