(Note: This is by no means a full or complete list. It is known that both Seungri and T.O.P have purchased expensive properties and areas in the past, but were not included in this list. We all know that if any idol is real estate savy, it is Seungri after all 😉 )
Many celebrities, as their wealth builds, take to investing in real estate for the steady source of passive income it provides in addition to their main work.
Here are 10 K-pop idols who are publicly known as proud building owners (Note: all dollar amounts are approximate, based on the current exchange rate from Korean won):
2. BIG BANG’s Daesung
In 2017, Daesung purchased a building around Apgujeong Rodeo Station for 31 billion won ($27.7 million). The building is eight stories tall, and rent brings Daesung about 94.7 million won ($84,500) monthly.
3. Han Seung Yeon
4. BIG BANG’s Taeyang
In May 2016, Taeyang purchased a seven-story building in Hannam for about 7.75 billion won ($6.9 million). The security deposits for the building total about 400 million won ($357,000), while the monthly lease brings in about 30 million won ($26,800).
In 2014, Taeyang also purchased a 2,490 square-foot villa located in the UN Village in Hannam for 4.2 billion won ($3.75 million).
5. Super Junior’s Kyuhyun
6. Girl’s Day Yura
7. BIG BANG’s G-Dragon
In 2017, G-Dragon purchased a building in Cheongdam for roughly 8.8 billion won ($7.86 million). Previously in 2013, the star purchased a building in Seongsu for 3 billion won ($2.7 million).
9. CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa
10. Goo Hara