With Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo going through a divorce after less than two years of marriage, people have been speculating about how the pair will be dividing their assets. Korean pop culture website Soompi reports that the couple actually has a total of over 100 billion won (P4.4 billion) between them.
According to Maeil Business Newspaper, Joong Ki's assets increased when he rose to fame after finishing mandatory military service and starring in Descendants Of The Sun. He reportedly earned 40 billion won (P1.8 billion) from filming advertisements and TV commercials alone. He invested in real estate by purchasing a villa located in the Seorae Village, Seocho District in Korea for 2.5 billion won (P110.7 million), and a mansion in Itaewon, Yongsan District worth 10 billion won (P442.8 million).
Before their marriage, Hye Kyo already had more assets than her soon-to-be-ex. She has three properties in the neighborhood of Samseong in Seoul, which are reportedly worth 20.6 billion won (P912.1 million) combined. She also has a condo unit in New York which was worth $1.7 million (P87 million) when she purchased it back in 2008.
Joong Ki, through his lawyer, filed a mediation for his divorce from Hye Kyo with the Seoul Family Court on June 26, 2019. A divorce mediation means that the two parties have both agreed to divorce but need the court's mediation to help them settle all aspects of the separation. Both Joong Ki and Hye Kyo's agencies have said that chances are slim that their divorce will go beyond divorce mediation and turn into a lawsuit.
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