Kim Jonghyun Net Worth, Bio, Dating Affair, Death and Causes

Published Date   12th Jan. 2018, 09:43 am
Kim Jonghyun Net Worth, Bio, Dating Affair, Death and Causes
Quick Info
Birth Name: Kim Jong-hyun
Date of Birth: 08/04/1990
Age: 31 years old
Nationality: South Korean
Net Worth: Est. $3 million

Kim Jong-hyun was a South Korean singer-songwriter, radio host, and author, best known mononymously as Jonghyun. Kim Jonghyun net worth was $3 million.


He was born on April 8, 1990, in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea. Kim was the lead singer of the South Korean boy group Shine. He further participated in S.M.
On January 12, 2015, Jonghyun debuted as a solo artist. His first debut was EP with title Base. He released a compilation album, Story Op. 1, in the same year on September 17.
Kim released his first studio album; she is on May 24, 2016. He also published his second compilation album, Story Op. 2 on April 24, 2017. Kim Jonghyun net worth was huge.

Early Life

Kim is usually from South Korea, who was a bassist in a band. He and his group participated in many festivals when he was in his high schools.
Kim band name was “ZION.” During his shows, he was scouted by S.M. Entertainment.


Kim was a member of the K-Pop boy group ‘SHINee.’ In 2008, the group was formed by S.M. Kim Jonghyun net worth was much more for his luxuries life.

In August 2009, Kim released his Korean debut album, The SHINee World. His album Sophomore release, Lucifer in 2010, that got sold more than 260,000 copies.

Kim released other Korean albums including Odd in 2015, 1 of 1 in 2016, and The Misconceptions Series in 2013. He also published 5 Japanese albums on the label EMI Music in Japan.

Kim two albums The First in 2011 and Boys Meet U in 2013, both got certified Gold by the RIAJ. In 2017, they even released their latest project, Five. Kim was also working with the South Korean ballad project groupSM the Ballad’, where they released two mini albums. The albums were released as Miss You in 2010 and Breath in 2014.

Kim also had a solo career in addition to SHINee. In January 2015, he released his solo debut EP, Base by S.M. Entertainment. His debut Ep won the 2016 Golden Disk Award in the category of Disk Bonsang.
Kim debut studio album, She Is, was peaked at No. 4 on the US World Albums chart, where KT Music distributed the album. Kim worked with different artist in his careers such as IU, Uhm Jung-Hwa, Zhang Liyin and more.
From July 2014 to March 2017, Kim started to serve as a radio host for MBC. He used to work on the program “Blue Night,” where his performance let him earn the 2015 MBC Excellence Award.

Personal Life and Dating Affairs

Kim was dropped out from his school when he was in grade 10 to pursue a music career. Kim’s nose got injured in a car accident in April 2013, where his nose was damaged. He had undergone surgery according to S.M Entertainment. Kim Jonghyun net worth is so high that he can buy expensive things.


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Kim changed his Twitter profile picture in December 2013. The image indicates to support for the LGBT Community. He received defamatory responses from IIbe Storehouse members allegedly claiming to be a member of Shinee’s Fanclub.

Kim dated girl Shin Se Kyung, who is an actress by profession. In 2010, the couple came around news, where Kim himself announced about their relation. After their nine-month affair, they had split in 2011, because of their busy schedule.

After their split, Kim was dating with another girl, Lee YuBi. The news came out when the couple was hanging out in public place holding their hands. Kim was 5ft 8in tall with Korean looks.

All about His Death and Causes

On December 18, 2017, Kim was found dead. The official cause of death was noticed to be suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. At the time he was found unconscious at an apartment in Southern Seoul.
Kim body was rushed to Konkuk University Hospital. Later, he was officially pronounced dead. Kim sent a series of troubling text messages to his sister Kim So-dam, before his death. It was too late as she alerted the authorities.

Net Worth

Kim Jonghyun net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. His source of income was usually from his professional career.

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