Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean actor who is famous as the lead rapper of the boyband SS501. He was also a member of the boy band SS501 and played roles in the Korean dramas Boys Over Flowers, and Playful Kiss. Besides this, people also recognize him as a singer and songwriter.
Kim Hyun-Joong was born on 6th June 1986 in Seoul, South Korea to the South Korean parents. As of 2019, his age is 33 years old with his birth sign Gemini. He is the son of Jeong Yeon-mi (mother) and Kim Hong-Seong (father). Kim grew up with his brother Kim Young Joong. He holds a South Korean nationality and belongs to East-Asian ethnical background.
In the year 2006, he graduated from the Hanyang Technical High School. After that, he enrolled at Chungwoon University to study stage production management. Then he joined the Kongju Communication Arts (KCAU) in February 2012 to study applied music.
What is the Net Worth & Salary of Kim Hyun-Joong?
Kim is the leader of the band SS501 who has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He has earned a considerable amount of money from his successful career as an actor and singer. In the year 2009-2014, he won around 16 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards in categories including Popular Artist, Top Buzz Solo Artist, and Most Searched.
Moreover, in January 2011, Kim was a part of the coal briquettes distribution campaign, where he distributed about 20k briquettes. He also donated $50k to the Korean Red Cross Association in the year 2011. Likewise, he is active in philanthropic works; he donates a part of his earnings to many organizations for the welfare of society and children. Also, he opened his Kim Hyun-Joong own Scholarship program and donated $17.3k per year. After that, Kim donates $25.95k to Summer Campaign for Senior Citizens Living Alone.
Then on 13th June 2012, he was also a part of Save The Earth reform class environmental campaign by the Hang Ten (brand). In the year 2013, he donated 100 million KRW to One Foundation for the victims of the earthquake in Ya’an, China. Currently, he lives a lavish lifestyle with his family but his salary is still missing from the media.
Is Kim Hyun Joong Married? Wife/ Son
Kim Hyun Joong seems to be single. However, he has managed to keep his personal information so secret that nothing about his past and the present affair is published. It seems like he loved keeping personal matter secure and private. As of now, he is not seen with anyone as he is quite focused on his career rather than involving in such kind of relationship affairs.
Previously, Kim has dated many celebrities. Likewise, he was romantically involved with Ms.Choi, but they couldn’t maintain their relationship and broke up. The reason behind their separation was Kim unfaithfulness and his aggressive behavior with his ex-girlfriend. Then Choi sued him for domestic violence, but after he apologized she retracted the accusation in the year 2014.
After a year, Choi claimed that she was pregnant with his child, which sparked controversy all over again. But then she sued Kim for around 1.6 billion won in damages due to emotional stress from the miscarriage of her first pregnancy in April. Choi said that she has no intention to get married to him and she will raise her child alone. Her lie about her previous miscarriage was revealed in June of 2015, so Kim filed a suit against her.
After Choi had a baby
On September 2015, Choi had a baby. After three months, a DNA test was carried out. The result showed that the baby is Joong’s child. Also, he dated South Korean actress and model, Jung So Min. The couple even performed together in the drama Playful Kiss in the year 2010. But they couldn’t keep the relationship together and separated their ways. After that, there was a rumor that he was dating the South Korean singer, Hwangbo. However, the couple never announced that they were dating. Besides this, Kim and Hwangbo were seen wearing a pair of matching rings, watches and caps.
Kim Hyun Joong’s Height and Weight
Hyun Joong stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches with an average weight of around 83 kg. He has a pair of eyes with dark brown color and the hair is also dark brown. His other body measurements such as dress size, chest size, shoe size, waist size are not available at the moment.
Kim Hyun Joong’s Career
Kim Hyun-Joong made his first music debut with the band SS501’s album, Warning in June of 2005. Then they promoted their first studio album S.T 01 Now. Later the band decided to expand their music outside Korea and chose Japan in the year 2007. After that, they launched their first Japanese single Kokoro and soon, they introduced the band SS501 in Japan through another single, Distance.
Moreover, the band released the singles including All My Love, Rebirth, Solo Collection, and Destination from 2009 to 2010. Later, after releasing four consecutive singles, their contract ended. In the year 2010, it was officially declared that Kim had left DSP Media and joined KeyEast Entertainment Company. Hyun Joong was invited to perform at the Asian Games in Guangzhou as a representative of South Korea where he sang the popular single Sunshine Again.
After that, he released his first solo Japanese single named Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy in January 2012. His most popular album Unlimited consisting of his famous songs Lucky Guy, Break Down, etc was released in the year 2012. His third Japanese single, Tonight, was released on June 5th, 2013. Then he released his album, Round 3, which became an instant hit.
Acting Career of Kim Hyun Joong
In May 2015, Kim enlisted himself in the mandatory military service, where he was one of the best recruits and got quickly promoted to the post of Team Leader. After that, he was officially discharged as a Sergeant after serving his country for 21 months in 11th February 2017.
In the year 2009, Kim played one of the lead characters, Yoon Ji-hoo, in the South Korean television series, Boys Over Flowers, starring Lee Min-ho, Kim Bum, and many others. After that, he played the lead, Baek Seung-jo, in the 2010 South Korean romantic-comedy television series, Playful Kiss.
Awards of Kim Hyun Joong
Kim Hyun-Joong won the Best Asian Artist Award and the Best Artist Award – South Korea at the Asia Song Festival Awards 2012. Likewise, he also won the Korean Entertainment Award in Japan for the Best Male Solo Singer in 2013. In the year 2010, he won the Mnet 20’s Award as the Most Influential Star. Also, he won around 16 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards during 2009-2014 in categories such as Top Buzz Solo Artist, Popular Artist, and Most Searched.
The role in Boys Over Flowers won him the Korean Junior Star Award in the year 2009. Then his other big drama, Playful Kiss also won him the award for Male Popularity from MBC Drama. Moreover, he has also won many awards like Youth Icon awards, Style Awards, Model Awards, Best Couple Awards, and so on.
Kim Hyun Joong’s Social Media
Kim Hyun Joong is quite active on various social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 4.6m followers on his official Facebook account and around 486k followers on his official Instagram account. Likewise, he has 27.4k followers on his official Twitter account.
Facts of Kim Hyun-joong
|Full Name||Kim Hyun-Joong|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Date Of Birth||June 6, 1986|
|Age||34 years 3 months|
|Place Of Birth||Seoul, South Korea|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Education||the Hanyang Technical High School, Chungwoon University, Kongju Communication Arts|
|Parents||(Father) Kim Hong-Seong, (Mother) Jeong Yeon-mi|
|Siblings||Kim Young Joong|
|Kim Hyun-joong Instagram|