Lee Min-HO net worth money and more

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Net Worth – $10 Million

Profession – Actor, Model and singer

Nationality – Korean

Lee Min-Ho is a famous South Korean actor, singer and model. He became popular with Boys Over Flowers (2009) as Gu Joon Pyo, City Hunter (2011, action Drama) & romantic comedy drama The Heirs (2013). Lee got a nickname “King of Ads”.

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Early life and career

Lee Min-Ho was born on June 22, 1987 in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea. From childhood Min-Ho wanted to be a football (soccer) player but due to an injury he suffered in his elementary school he could not pursue his dream. When he learned about his broken dream he wanted to start his career in modeling and acting. He did this when he was in the second year of his high school. Firstly, he was offered small roles in television dramas. He completed his graduation from Seoul Namseung elem, Banpo mid, Danggok high. Through television drama Secret campus Lee got his first role. Initially he used his stage name as Lee Min but soon changed it back to his original name.

In 2006, the famous and popular actor went a serious car accident in which he was severely injured. Also, he had a minor plastic surgery operation of nose due to the injury caused in accident.  After fully recovering, in 2008, Lee appeared in many serials like Get Up and I Am Sam. After this he also appeared in two movies viz. Public Enemy Returns and Our School’s E.T. while working in movies he and Kim Soo-ro became good friends.

With the year 2009 he reached the heights of success by working as Gu joon Pyo, lead role in television drama Boys Over Flowers. The drama was based on the popular Japanese television drama Hana Yori Dango. Interestingly, Lee came to know about him being selected through newspaper. The success of Min-Ho by Boys Over Flowers opened a number of doors. He then appeared in Personal Taste (drama). Then Lee worked in an action drama titled City Hunter. The success of drama City Hunter made Lee famous not only in Korea but also in Asia, most notably in Japan, Philippines and China.  In 2012 he appeared in Faith  and in 2013 he starred in The Heirs, also known as “The Inheritors”. Besides these Lee also appeared in Mackerel Run (2007). He also released a album in 2103.

Recently in January 2014 he made a history by performing on China’s CCTV’s Lunar New Year gala as he was the first Korean celebrity who performed. The show garnered great attention because of the Lee’s presence. It is also said that performing on New Year gala is considered as an honor among the Chinese artists.

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Apart from working in various daily soaps and movies Lee also appeared in a number of commercial advertisements in many countries. These include 12 Plus Shower Cream, Anna Sui for FILA, A Twosome Place, Cantata Coffee etc. Lee worked for around 43 endorsements till date. After working in so many commercials he was chosen as the most attractive male celebrity for cosmetics brands in 2012. Lee was ranked first in a survey “The most attractive male celebrities in TV commercials for cosmetics brands, who make women open their wallets” carried out by The community portal site DC Inside.

Currently he (leading role) is working  for a crime based movie Gangnam Blues opposite Kim Rae-won.

 Personal Life

Lee has a small sweet family comprising of his mother, father and an older sister, Lee Jun Kyung.  he also got a female Mini Pinscher dog named “Choco”. Jun kyung also started working in entertainment field. Awarded about his broken dream Lee still keeps up with the football. His favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United is his favorite football club. Lee’s alma mater is Konkuk University from where he majoring in Film and Art. His father is a business man but he doesn’t like publicity. Lee had been in a relationship twice, first in his high school and second in University.

Awards

The handsome Korean actor Lee Min ho has won 24 awards in total. He also earned a number of nominations. He won the first award in year 2009. He received most of the awards for boys over flowers in 2009. For this he received 45th Baeksang Arts Awards category Best New Actor, 14th Asian Television award category Best Drama Actor,  ASAP Pop Viewer’s Choice Awards category POP Kapamilya TV Character “(Gu Jun-pyo)” and KBS Drama Awards for the categories Best New Actor, Best Couple Award (with Ku Hye-Sun). He also won MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival category Most Popular Advertisement Model for Trugen Commercial. In 2010, he received 4th Mnet 20’s Choice awards category Hot Actor for Personal Taste and MBC Drama Awards category Excellence Actor Award again for Personal taste. In 2011, he won 4th Korea Drama Festival awards category Best Actor and Hallyu Star Award for City Hunter, Korean Updates Awards category Actor of the Year again for city Hunter and SBS Drama Awards that too for City Hunter, categories Top 10 Stars Award, Netizen Popularity Award and Best Actor in a Drama Special. He also won Korean Updates Awards category Best Actor for Faith in 2012. In the same year he won SBS Drama Awards category Best Actor in a Miniseries and Top 10 Stars Award for faith. In year 2013 he won a total of 13 awards. He won 12th China Fashion Awards for Best Popular Asian Actor Award and 1st Drama Fever Awards categories Best Actor and Best Couple (with Kim Hee-sun) for Faith. They were Sohu Media Awards for Best Popular International Actor and rest nine for The Heirs – Baidu Feidian Awards category Best Asian award, Korean Updates Awards category Best Actor, Most Favorite Couple (with Park Shin-hve) and Grand awards, SBs drama awards in categories Top Excellence Award, Mid-length Series, Most Popular Star Award, Best Couple Award (with Park Shin-hve), Best Dressed and Top 10 Stars Award.

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Assets owned by him

  • He lives in an apartment with his family in Sangdo-dong, Dongjak-ku, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Silver Mercedes Benz.

 Social contributions

He is an Honorary Ambassador for UNICEF’s Love Net campaign to fight malaria (2009-2010), PR ambassador for Korean Prosecutor (2012) and PR ambassador for the Chilean campaign “Reforestemos Patagonia” organized by Minoz Chile (2013).

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Believe it or not

Lee is ambidextrous.

Lee Min Ho once breaks record by sleeping 24 hours non-stop.

He talks gibberish in his sleep and grinds his teeth.

He kissed his first girlfriend in front of her house.

While filming he prefers sleeping over eating.

 

 

 

 

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