Bae Young-Joon Net Worth, Books, Awards, Career, Affair

Published Date   22nd Dec. 2017, 17:03 pm
Bae Young-Joon Net Worth, Books, Awards, Career, Affair
Quick Info
Birth Name: Bae Young-Joon
Nationality: August 29, 1972
Net Worth: $135 million

Bae Yong-Joon is famous as a South Korean actor and also a businessman, who started his career in numerous television dramas. Bae Young-Joon net worth is estimated around $135 million.


Yong-Joon was born on August 29, 1972, in Mapo District, Seoul, South Korea. His starred television dramas, notably Winter Sonata became one of the major proponents of the Korean Wave.

Yong-Joon recently remains active as the chairman of management agency KeyEast, after his retirement from acting in 2007. Bae Young-Joon net worth is apparently too huge.

Early Life and Education

Bae Yong-Joon is originally from Korea. In 2000, he went to Sungkyunkwan University, as a film studies major, but later he dropped out of that university.

He was from a humble family, who had an artistic side since his early years. His parents were never worried about his future career, as Bae was quite good in academics.

Career and Book

In 1994, Bae made his acting debut in the Korean Television Drama. After his debut, he won Best New Actor at the 1995 KBS Drama Awards for Our Sunny Days of Youth.

After his awards, he began to play several lead roles in the television, in Papa (1996), First Love (1996), which reached a peak viewership rating of 65.8%.

Bae drama series ‘Winter Sonata,’ came in 2002 which did wonder in South Korean entertainment industry. His drama also played a significant part in making Korean shows popular abroad as well. It was all about love, heartbreak, and compassion and became a pan-Asian success in more than 20 countries, especially in Japan.

People of Japan went crazy over Bae and termed him as Emperor Yon, which is a Japanese term implying a very high level of respect.

Bae had a very brief film career previously, where he appeared in two small feature films back in the 90’s. He played a sexually prevented anti-hero in 2003, in the movie called Untold Scandal. The film became a huge success. His performance was honored at that year’s Baeksang Arts Awards and Korea Film Awards.

Bae was looking out for other creative things to do. Writing a book was on the to-do list for him, after slowly losing interest in acting. He went ahead with publishing his first book in 2004 titled ‘The Image: Volume 1’, which looked back on Bae’s acting career.

The book also featured body images of Bae, where his book went on to become a success. His writing style was highly appreciated by the critics, and his book sold more than 1, 00,000 copies. Bae Young-Joon net worth is much more for living a luxurious life.

His next big-screen venture was the film ‘April Snow,’ a 2005 film. He had played the role of a light director, who finds out that his wife was in fact cheating on him after she gets into a road accident. After his film, he got involved with setting up his restaurant business.

He made his much-hyped comeback to the television in the year 2007, with the series ‘The Legend.’ He played the dual role of the son of god and a ruler in the series.

Bae was paid $250 million, for each episode of the series that made him the highest paid South Korean actor of all times. At the time Bae was also awarded the Grand Prize at the MBC Drama Awards, along with many other awards.

In 2009, he started working on another book ‘A Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty.’ His book was mostly a collection of photos essays and about the Korean heritage. His book became a bestseller and was later adapted into a documentary film by MBC life.

He then acted as a producer for the 2011 teen drama series ‘Dream high’. His series was about the lives of a few South Korean students studying the performing arts in high school. He also acted as a creative producer for the series.

Bae published another book by the title ‘Visit to Kyoto’ in the year 2012. His book again topped the success. Since, Bae slowed down with his acting appearances; he gave full attention to his growing restaurant business.

Personal Life and Affairs

In 2004, Bae dated commercial and music video director Lee Sa-Kang. He has also dated Chaebol heiress Koo-hee from September 2013 to February 2015.

In May 2015, Bae and actress Park Soo-Jin announced their engagement. They got married on July 27, 2015, at the Sheraton Grande walker hill Hotel. They only invited friends and relatives to their wedding.

On 23 October 2016, the couple gives birth to their first child. Bae Young-Joon net worth comes in the top of South Korea.

Net Worth

Bae Young-Joon net worth is estimated to be $135 million. He earns a considerable amount of money from his professional career as well as from his restaurant.

Bae Young-Joon is the highest paid actor in South Korea. He is the most famous South Korean celebrity.

Awards and Nominations

The Famous South Korean celebrity Bae Young-Joon has many awards and achievement in his life.

In the year 1995, he has won the award for KBS Drama Awards in the category of Best New Actor and Photogenic Award.

In the Year 1996, He won KBS Drama Awards and Korean Model Centre Best Dressed Awards for the category of Excellence Award Actor and receipt.

In the year 1997, he won 33rd Baeksang Arts Awards and Kyunghyang Shinmun Readers Choice Special Awards for the category of Most Popular actor and readers Favorite Advertisement Model.

He has also won 1st Korea Brand Image Awards in 2010, for the category of Recipient Broadcasting Category.

In the year 2010, he won 1st Stars of Korean Tourism Awards for the category of Achievement Award.

Bae has also won 10th Anniversary of Korean entertainment in Japan Awards in 2013, for the category of Grand Prize, Best Actor.

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