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7 Celebrities Who Own *Expensive* Buildings In South Korea

Their wealth from their properties can last them for a lifetime!
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Living in South Korea is not cheap, especially in terms of housing. If you remember what happened to Park Bo Gum's hyung (older brother) in Record Of Youth, then you may have an idea of how difficult and expensive renting a place is in SoKor. That’s why when someone “owns” a place in their country, that’s something big.

For some celebrities who make serious $$$, the smartest thing to do with their hard-earned money is to invest in properties aside from their homes. Here, seven Korean celebs who own *expensive* buildings: 

1. Song Hye Kyo

The queen of Hallyu is also said to be the queen of real estate. Song Hye Kyo is reported to own not just one or two, but three buildings in the upscale area of Samseong-dong! Earlier this year, she sold one of her properties for a jaw-dropping price of $7 million (around P336,686,000).

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2. Bae Suzy

With Bae Suzy’s massive net worth (In 2015, she took home $16,700 or around P805,600 per episode in the K-dramas she starred in, so imagine how much that has increased!), it's not a surprise that she owns a building in Gangnam, aka the most expensive neighborhood in Seoul. Apparently, she receives $13,499 (around P647,193) per month in rental fees alone!

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3. Kim Tae Hee and Rain

This powerful celebrity couple also holds so much power in terms of properties! In an episode of Entertainment Weekly Live, Kim Tae Hee and Rain topped the list of Korean celebs with the most valuable real estate holdings, having $71.6 million (around P3,444,246,400) in combined real estate fortune. Wow! In March, it was reported that the couple cut the cost of rent in their respective buildings by 50 percent to help their tentants adjust during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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4. Jun Ji Hyun

The highest-paid Korean actress of 2020 knows where to put her hard-earned moolah. According to reports, Jun Ji Hyun acquired a building in Gangnam worth $28.5 million (around P1,346,912,000) and has a total of $66.4 million (around P3,194,437,600) in real estate wealth.

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5. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon

As one of the richest K-pop idols, G-Dragon is one smart spender. He may love luxurious items, (FYI, he eats caviar lang naman for snack) but he has also plenty of properties in his portfolio. The King of K-pop owns two cafes in Jeju Island, and a number of buildings, with one called Galleria Foret which costs $27 million (around P1,296,391,500).

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6. BIGBANG’s Taeyang

Here's another BIGBANG member on the list! In 2014, Taeyang bought a $3.75 million (around P180,390,000) villa in UN Village in Hannam. Two years after, he purchased a seven-story building in the same district for $6.9 million (around P331,917,600).

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7. Super Junior’s Kyuhyun

Six years ago, Super Junior’s maknae (youngest) bought a building in Seoul worth $6.5 million (around P312,676,000) and turned it into a guesthouse, which is currently managed by his family members. We can only imagine how much the value has increased over the years!

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