Lee Jong-suk Net Worth, Background, Successes, Awards and Popularity

Published Date   19th Jun. 2017, 23:25 pm
Lee Jong-suk Net Worth, Background, Successes, Awards and Popularity
Quick Info
Birth Name: Lee Jong-suk
Date of Birth: 14/09/1989
Age: 31 years old
Nationality: South Korean
Net Worth: $60 million
Qualification: Degree in Professional Motion Pictures Art

The South Korean model and actor Lee Jong-suk net worth rose with his popularity in Korean movies and the worldwide spread of South Korean culture.


27 year old Lee Jong-suk net worth elevated with his debut in 2005 as runway model. The youngest model to participate in Seoul Fashion Week, Lee Jong-suk started his acting career in 2012. He has starred in TV series School 2013, I Can Hear Your Voice, Doctor Stranger, Pinocchio and W.

Birth, Background and Education

Lee Jong-suk was born on September 1989 in the capital city, Seoul. Lee is the only child to mother Lui and father Kim Hong-Suk. His father used to work as a supermarket cashier who met a car accident when Lee was 3 years old. Due to the accident of his father, Lui endured a trauma resulting in stroke.

Going through the harsh reality, Lee did not have a happy childhood. As a result, he became more and more introverted and interacted less with people. Because Lee had good looks from the very early age, he was encouraged to go for modeling. So, he applied for modelling and eventually got selected. He became the youngest model when he was just 15 years old.

He graduated from Konkuk University in 2016 where he majored in Professional Motion Pictures Art.

Beginning Career

Lee started modeling at Seoul Collection walkway in 2005 when he was 16. He became the youngest male model for Seoul Fashion Week. The aspiring young model walked a number of fashion shows.

Lee signed with an agency for debut as an actor but he rather partook in selection of actors at SBS TV station. He was attending his middle school then. In 2010, Lee made his acting debut appearing in South Korean TV series Prosecutor Princess. In the same year, he got a supporting role for a hit K-drama Secret Garden. Further, he made big screen debut appearing in a horror movie Ghost.

During the next two years, 2011 and 2012, Lee Jong-suk net worth rose as he appeared in MBC’s sitcom High Kick Season 3. His career gained more credit as he starred in film R2B: Return to Base.

Professional Career Successes and Achievements

When Lee was a high school student, he appeared in a teen drama School 2013 for which he received 2012 KBS Drama Award as Best New Actor. It was his first award since he started his acting career. According to a survey conducted by Gallup Korea, ‘Actors Who Lit Up 2013’, Lee secured fifth position.

The success of School 2013 provided a number of chances to inflict Lee Jong-suk net worth. Lee starred in many other Korean dramas. One of them is I Can Hear Your Voice. He starred with Lee Bo-Young in the drama where played the character Park Soo-ha who could read other’s mind. Just like School 2013, I Can Hear Your Voice also gained enough success and popularity. Consequently, they had to add 2 more episodes due to high rating of the drama. Lee Jong-suk net worth rose with successful K-dramas and award winning performance. He won Excellence Award under male category at Korean Drama Awards. Further, Lee starred in No Breathing and appeared in supporting role in hit The Face Reader.

Popularity Out of S. Korea and Awards

Lee starred in a romantic comedy Hot Young Bloods with Park Bo-Young and Doctor Stranger. Doctor Stranger was the drama that gained major success in China fetching the attention of 400 million viewers.

Moreover, Lee starred in Pinocchio with Park Shin-hye. It also gathered the revenue of $5.62 million in just one year as it became another hit. His role in these two dramas earned him Top Excellence Award at the 8th Korea Drama Awards. In addition, he won the Best Actor award at the 27th Grimae Awards. These awards and recognition added Lee Jong-suk net worth and appreciation for his acting.

Lee’s success in China went excessively high as they installed Lee’s wax statue in Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong. The actor himself had unveiled the statue. As Lee’s popularity and admiration grew among Chinese fans, he starred in Chinese drama Jade Lover for the first time.

Lee Jong-suk Recent Career and Successes

Lee signed with YG Entertainment on May 2016 after leaving his previous agency Wellmade Yedang. The successful actor continued acting in Korean small screen in July 2016. He appeared in fantasy thriller W after which he topped the popularity charts and won the most sought Daesang (Grand Prize) at MCB Drama Awards.

Lee Jong-suk net worth kept on growing as he continued getting contracts for acting in big screen and small screen. In 2016, he was offered a role of villain in crime film VIP. Furthermore, he has co-starred in First Seven Kisses as promotional web drama for Lotte Duty Free. In 2017, Lee got to star in K-drama While You Were Sleeping, opposite to Bae Suzy.

Personal Life and Net Worth

The handsome and successful actor’s information about his dating and relationship is not revealed. However, this young and talented actor befriends Kim Woo-bin, his fellow model and co-star of School 2013. They are best friends since their modeling days.

Lee Jong-suk net worth went through the graph that only elevated with his growing popularity and admiration in and out of South Korea. The talented actor is reported to have a net worth of $60 million won which is equal to 50,300 US Dollars. According to the list presented in 2016 on the basis of highest paid Korean actors, Lee Jong-suk comes in the 8th position.

Even though Lee Jong-suk did not go through a very promising childhood, he carved his own fate later on. His perseverance and hard work led him to the life most of the people desires. One of the most admired and popular Korean actor Lee Jong-suk net worth has increased as he has won millions of hearts inside and outside of South Korean.


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