He just reaches the age of 25, but Park Yoochun’s achievement is probably envied by those who dream of becoming a star as well.
Park Yoochun is in the list of five young celebrities that earned handsome amount that reached RM31 million (US $10 million) per annum that become inspiration for the young generation to achieve the successful career as him.
He is not only popular in his own country but in Japan as well. His explosive popularity allows him to receive from RM 90,000 up to RM 100,000 per appearance.
This luxury is not achieved overnight. In the beginning of his life, he faced hardship, but he didn’t give up nor let the fate ruled out his luck.
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea on 4th June 1985, his family immigrates to Virginia, US when he was 13 years old.
“The people around me assumed that the migration to the US will change my life. They consider me as the lucky one.”
“Reminiscing those moment makes me feel like not repeating it again. The bad financial status of my family, drove me to work hard,” he said.
The beginning of their life that crossed a lot of difficulties give a huge impact to this lad that being nicknamed as Micky and Yuchun by his fans.
However, everything changed in 2003 when SM Entertainment held an audition in US and Yoochun was chosen on that session. With four other members, he joined TVXQ and quickly rose to popularity in a short time and labelled as Asian star, other than King of Korean Wave.
TVXQ received various recognitions in their own country, besides; Yoochun is among the important persosn that consolidates that group journey.
Their achievement is not only in Korea. The quick popularity of TVXQ spread in Japan and a week after their debut, they started planning various activities in the Land of Rising Sun.
Composing talent that being gifted by the God encouraged Park Yoochun to compose the song Kiss The Baby Sky , that had become the theme song for a morning news program in Japan that able him to achieve high income.
However, the sky is not always blue. In 2009, Yoochun faced the biggest crisis that may lead to many possibilities while his career is on top.
However, his worries were fading away when he was given a chance to start anew in his career.
He chooses to be an actor and through Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal that was being sold to a few countries, the royalties that he received is about RM 20 million. It (SKKS) was recognised as the most favorited television drama.
His fans in Japan giving positive response towards the drama, in the same time making Yoochun received some amount of payment through the sales of the DVD.
He received RM951, 000 for each drama episode, while RM380,000 more received from the overseas sales that make Yoochun as a celebrity with earnings that reached RM63 million.
Not only acting, Yoochun that was being nominated as The Most Popular Asian Artist also sung the theme song for the drama that achieved various recognition on online charts.
They also produced an album that sold more than 410,000 copies, besides collecting total amount of 780,000 copies for few popular singles in Japan.
In 2010, more than 1.2 million copies of album that been sold indirectly contributing to the high income of this lad.
In the mid 2009, Yoochun with two other members of TVXQ, Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu filed a lawsuit to SM Entertainment because of unfair contract.
The case is ongoing but the court allows them to actively participate in entertainment industry. On October 2010, they formed JYJ.
The blooming popularity makes the trio, especially Yoochun highly on demand among commercial agency in South Korea.
Throughout 2011, Yoochun individually received handsome contract as the ambassador for tea drinks product TiO, Nintendo Wii for commemoration of the launch for the latest edition of video game Zelda, Black Smith pizza chain and the latest, Ottogi ramen.
Along with JYJ, Yoochun starred in LG Optimus Q2 commercial and become the spokesperson for clothing brand NII, Penzal Q, shopping mall chain, Lotte Duty Free and cosmetic company Nature Republic.
Full name : Park Yoochun
Stage name: Yuchun or Micky Yoochun
Date of Birth: 4th June 1984
Sibling: Eldest, younger brother named Park Yoohwan
Serial TV Drama: Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Miss Ripley
Commercial film : tea drinks Tio, Black Smith Pizza, Nintendo Wii for latest edition Zelda and Ottogi ramen.
Individual achievement ( Acting) : Rookie Actor Award, Popularity Award, Best Couple Award in KBS Drama Awards 2010, The most popular actor award , 47th Baeksang Arts Awards (2011), Asian Popular Actor and Best Male Actor in Seoul International Drama Awards 2011.
Album (with JYJ): The Beginning[October 2011] pre-order 500,000 unis and In Heaven [September 2011] with pre-order amounting 300,000 units.
T/N: The article is translated as the way it is printed in the newspaper. There is some mistakes on Yoochun birth year by the writer. Yoochun birth year is actually 1986.
Source: Berita Harian
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PYC, you deserve everything thats happening for you right now. ❤ ^^
That is a definite fact! 😉
I’m agreeing with both wonderful butterflies in this, lol.
two thumbs up on that!!! ^_~ and he can spend it anyway his big heart desires!!! ^_~ SARANGHAE CHUNNIE!!! ^_~
Daebak!!! 😀 congrats Yoochun!! 😀
JYJ need to come to Malaysia again!!
Malaysia is clearly PYC-biased, do you think he’s even aware of it?! 😉 Maybe you should tweet him or something. Maybe, just maybe, if he’s impressed enough, he might consider Malaysia he’s next stop!! .. you’ll never know.
I love Malaysia for being PYC-biased, hahaha^^ Good luck, Malaysia!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 *am praying for you*
yes, that’s right. yuchun & jyj seem to make way their way in m’sia newspapers. seem the editor & journalist are jyj fans. hope they come here next year [ pray veryx3 hard ]
I really hope he will come to M’sia.. So that i can go and see him in M’sia… I need Park Yoochun alive!!!!
“I need Park Yoochun alive!!!!” ~~~ ??? ??? He’s very much alive, dearie, lol. I’m sure what you meant is you need PYC LIVE!!! ROFL. I love my sistah when she’s crazy like this, hahaha^^^
Did i say alive??? OMG, did i just said alive?? LOL, Sorry, hubby park.. I was too excited!!!
Thanks bubbly for correcting my horrible English which gets worse when i get excited!!!! LOL
Agiooo, my Mr Park is always alive~~~~~
“… did i just said alive??” ~~ major blunder, minus one point! kkeke *evil smile*
I’m so happy for him, and thankful in a way bc it’s people like him who make me think that you should never give up no matter how difficult things are. 감사합니다, 박유천! He deserves everything he’s got now 🙂
His hardword was paid off!!!
I love park yoochun to death~~~
Chunnie, Jae and Junsu are so blessed because they bless others equally with what they receive. I am so proud that they are so full of compassion to help others. I pray that our boys will be blessed more this coming year. No one can put these good men down.
“No one can put these good men down.” ~~ Yep, NO one. Good men with clean intentions, they’ll be blessed one way or another .. 🙂
“Park Yoochun is in the list of five young celebrities that earned handsome amount that reached RM31 million (US $10 million) per annum”
USD 10 million! Just wow!! This is wow. Yoochun is a young millionare!
“He received RM951, 000 for each drama episode, while RM380,000 more received from the overseas sales that make Yoochun as a celebrity with earnings that reached RM63 millions.”
Omo! No wonder he seems not rushing himself to get into drama. I mean, he’s income was AT LEAST USD 10 mil just from SKKS and still doesn’t include miss ripley+CF+album etc
“The blooming popularity makes the trio, especially Yoochun highly on demand among commercial agency in South Korea.”
This so true! The trio remained very popular! They are still very highly popular! 😀
Yoochun-ah, I’m so proud of you. You and your brothers has proved that JYJ are idol not just because of the looks, but because the talents and passion you guys have!
You guys deserves to be where you are right now, on top of the world.
I love you boys! Fighting!
I don´t believe Yoochun got something like $10 mio for SKK, it is impossible. Even the most famous korean actors get less then $100k per episode.
I don’t know. Maybe yes or maybe no.
I’m just happy he doesn’t have to feel financial insecure anymore . He’s been through so many hardship, and now he can enjoy the fruits ^____^
I ´m happy for the same reason. He´s financially indepent now and can chose his future projects according to his taste, not because he just needs money to keep his family above the water. He has a freedom now, in more then one way.
Maybe they paid him extra for every time the drama is aired in another country (Japan, thailand, china, etc..).
Yep. He does not even need to work soon since he probably still gets royalties from SKKS and Miss Ripley which are airing in other countries as of the moment.
Is it too much if i wish this guy to be my husband?? *hide myseld* 😛
Allow me to reply on @gigi’s behalf, YES! you ARE too much! ROFL. p.s.: one down, who’s next?
LOL… i swear even half of Yoochun will do.. It wont be too much, will it?? 😛
I know bubbly, U have been aming on me… Cuz I am chunie’s dearest wifie… (hope other chunsas do not read my posts) 😛 crazy me~~
Congratulations to Park YooChun,
I’m a happy fan on your financial secure, comfort and freedom^^
Financial secure, comfort and freedom were something that JYJ achieved after left their former company.
I’m glad JYJ can expanding thei talents to every direction they want. No force, no tears and no fears 🙂
Hey there @gigi dear
So, can we say that the difficult decision to leave their former company earlier on .. has turned out to be the BEST decision that they’ve ever made for themselves?!
Hi @bubbly , SURE! That’s the best decision they’ve ever made! Because from what I think, every idol cannot stay as idol forever. They have to expand their skills so when they get replaced by the newcomer singers, they won’t fade. Their popularity will still growing as well their talents!
Just like JYJ doing right now. They have tried sooo many fields! Advertisment, actors, musical, producers, director and singer. When the time comes, they will stay strong and going stronger and will emerging as multitalented stars 🙂
@bubbly I imagine that leaving SM was very difficult because our boys know that SM’s nasty methods can totally crush their careers. It’s a good thing that their immediate family really stood behind them on this decision. Knowing that their families are behind them even with the big chance that they won’t be able to sing again is really a big support for them. It was a make or break decision for them and I thank God that their hard work is finally paying off and they are being compensated appropriately for it. As gigikusakit said, they won’t be idols forever. Every now and then, new boy bands are introduced (there are so many, you’ll get to drown in them.), and by now we can safely say that JYJ have already established themselves as solid hallyu stars. Singers, dancers, composers and actors. They are free to create and experiment on their craft. They are not mere puppets anymore. I am also glad that they have an agency who works with them, unlike before when they work for their agency. 🙂 You gotta respect our boys for their courage to go against SM. While others lost their balls and just got scared in the process, Jae, Chunnie and Su risked everything to stand up for what they believed in. Now, it looks like things are slowly falling into place. Am sure the monetary compensation is all good with our boys but I believe that what our boys really enjoy is the freedom and the recognition collectively as JYJ as well as being recognized individually as Jaejoong, Junsu and Yuchun.
It just makes me proud that all these blessings are coming our boys’ way even without them appearing on tv, and with them being denied recognition by musical award bodies and charts.
I just hope that our boys would slow down and relax a little. I’ve seen how this new found freedom has pushed our boys into working doubly hard. I doubt that they’ve had any real vacation for quite some time. Can someone tell them that they don’t need to prove themselves anymore because they have already established themselves as a force to reckon with in the industry. Can we just kidnap them and just drop them in a resort where they cannot think of work for at least a week. 😛
omg i’ve missed you @teya..*squishyhugs*^^
W.O.W!!! Am agreeing with almost every word you stated here.
“JYJ have already established themselves as solid hallyu stars. Singers, dancers, composers and actors. They are free to create and experiment on their craft. They are not mere puppets anymore. I am also glad that they have an agency who works with them, unlike before when they work for their agency.” ~~ bingo!!!
And one more: “Can we just kidnap them and just drop them in a resort where they cannot think of work for at least a week.” ~~ please count me in, I’m more than ready to help here, lol. These lovely boyz really need a break, although, I must say that we’ll all miss them tons when they are away. But still, yea, a well-deserved break for JYJ please!
This definately is not an easy decision to make cuz no one knows that they might(might not) totally disappear from Kpop industry.. Just because their talent is unstopable and fans are really strong and determinded, they are now where they are… I would like to thank Park Yoochun and all the fans who made this happened!!! Thank you~~~
@flutterbybutterfly am just here sweetie, always supporting our boys and keeping updated on their where-abouts though not being able to post as much 🙂
@bubbly they went to hawaii for a supposed vacation, no tan when they got back .. so, it must be for work .. i mean, no one goes to hawaii and does not get a tan, right? .. our boys need at least a week’s vacation! am sure c-jes is also telling them that but it looks like our boys are enjoying work too much but it’s taking it’s toll on their bodies.
wow this article is amazing !!! really loved reading it ! <33333
park yoochun u totally deserve everything and all the happiness along with ur members jaejoong and junsu !
all of you are DAE to the BAK !!!! love you ❤
A very thorough and in-depth article indeed, especially to new fans who are new to all this.
This news was already discussed before but I just want to say…. NOW DIE WITH ENVY YOU ANTIS…DIE!!!!
But seeing YC is living a prosperous life that we can only dream of and since it’s the season of merriment and forgiveness, I forgive you!
“…since it’s the season of merriment and forgiveness, I forgive you!”
u so kind,bro… 😀
“NOW DIE WITH ENVY YOU ANTIS…DIE!!!!”
hahahaha… that’s just the effect of being happy mixed with too many glasses of wine!!! but I’m sincere in saying that I forgive them for all those bashing they did since I know they’re all dying with envy right now.
@JYJfanboy Hehehe, Sweetie, let’s not wish for them to die. Not a quick death anyway :). I want them to be totally green with envy that our boys are freely living prosperous lives without being manipulated by suckers like their former agency. I want the antis to be pissed every time our boys achieve something that they cannot. Am sure the mere thought that JYJ is gaining recognition even without media promotions is enough to stress them out. If it’s possible, I want them to die a slow agonizing death with every achievement notched by our boys. 😛
oh I wish the same too. read my reply to @bubbly below… hehehe.
*****Just a note to everyone though: We don’t really wish any harm to anyone, even to antis. We’re just joking around on their expense (for me at least). Well if an anti fall on a stairs and broke her arm or something, don’t blame us!!! Okay?
@JYJfanboy .. Hahaha, I know. And am quite sure that every time good news about our boys make us smile, these antis feel the opposite. Guess that’s not our problem eh? Just happy that our boys are hanging in there and that they are truly being blessed. JYJ is making history everyday. The Davids who went to win against Goliath. 🙂
Cheers!!! Let’s just enjoy their death~~~ Oops.. i am so “bad”… 😛
Hey there @JYJfanboy
Good to see our fanboy here, haha^^
“NOW DIE WITH ENVY YOU ANTIS…DIE!!!!” ~~ I never knew that I’ll like the word DIE before this, but yea, I wish all antis DEAD, LOL.
Nice to see here to bubbly…
It’s Christmas morning here and every one is relaxing so I’m here checking what I missed before joining the family.
I don’t wish want them to drop dead though… I want them to have a slow and painful death by seeing and witnessing JYJ rise, be rich and globally famous. But like what I said, ’tis the season for forgiveness, so……
“I want them to have a slow and painful death by seeing and witnessing JYJ rise, be rich and globally famous.” ~~ for some reasons, I’m smiling to this. It’s slowly turning into reality, that’s why, I guess .. 😀
“This luxury is not achieved overnight. In the beginning of his life, he faced hardship, but he didn’t give up nor let the fate ruled out his luck.”
THIS .. is why he’s my inspiration!
This… is why he is my husband!!! Kyaaa~~~~~ I score one point!!!! 😀
Sorry my lovely sister!!!
if i does not remember wrong, i heard some news that said YC earned more $10m, around $20m, 5th richest in 20s yrs old.
I think i heard it somewhere too.. Try finding at JYJ3.. They(admins) usually have this type of news posted.. 😀
I thought the last time it was reported by the Korea news media, the figure was $20million USD? But that was in 2010. I’m wondering how much he made this year since he did more this year than last year.
this newspaper should be rechecked before public it, why YC’s so many different birth’s years 84,85, so funny
Yea, right. Major blunder, suddenly our YC is 2 years older than he’s supposed to be. Can we blame it on the translation/typo? LOL. I thought the exact DOB should be June 4th, 1986.
yep.. at first i wanted to rant and complain.. but on a brighter side.. they’ve been writing awesome thing about our yoochun dont they?? so, lets forgive the writer…
I guess the reporter is also a noona chunsa who is wanting Park Yoochun to be a bit older so that she can call him “Oppa!”.. (T_T) thats what i have been wanting all the time… *sob sob*
@nandar … Oh, that sounds logic. So, that’s the reason why, uhm mmm … so people, don’t blame Malaysian press, blame it on the journalist noona fan, lol^^ …
i have been wanting to call him Oppa but sad that it cant be happened… (T_T)
I get a bit jealous if some chunsas call him YoochunOppa… *sob sob*
That’s what I call a headline..
Most impressive even in Hollywood standards.
The fees, the fame, the influence. Does that mean you’ve arrived sir?
Cincha Yoochun, jeongmal? 🙂
So glad, so, so glad.
How i wish i could put this newspaper at SM’s notice board!!! *poor me*
WOW! The 10 Million Dollar Man…. That’s his estimated ANNUAL income for 2011.
Just imagine what it would be if he could really promote 100%.
Nice. I am so happy for them. Whatever was “stolen” from them in the past and in this present moment is now being returned. And watch as the Universe uses the media outlets from OTHER COUNTRIES to report their success. It’s almost comical! While SK media bends to SME other countries publish stories about JYJ and garner revenue in the form of mega sales. Now how stupid must those who have sided with SME feel, look at all the lost revenue their “unholy alliance” with SME is costing them. The facts are right there.. JYJ sells product.. big time! Yes IN YOUR FACE to all of those who have continued to try to keep JYJ pressed down.
@A Friend of JYJ
A+ .. well-said! See, I’m admiring your post yet again! LOL.
cant describe any better.. U got it baby!!!
LIKE x 1000000000000000000000
There’s a mistake here…Yoochun born in 1986~ the new quote wrong two time XD
“Date of Birth: 4th June 1984”
Hey did you guys notice this is wrong, it should be 1986, not 1984….
Btw, let’s have a peaceful X’mas fangirls….. i love you all !!
Congratulation Jae and Yoochun for being covered by Msian news. As someone said, JYJ must have fans among those editors.
However, his worries were fading away when he was given a chance to start anew in his career:
I am glad that this articles will promote Yoochun more in the Msian eyes. Though i was hoping that they didnt make it look like its so smooth a path for him. If i dont lurk around JYJ3 i wouldnt know how much courage he has with all the BS that he has to get through. They at least it should highlight all the difficulties that Yoochun still face while trying to promote his drama.
A few weeks ago i was talking to my niece and her friends. And i was so surprise to hear that the infos that they got about JYJ are all twisted, especially about Jae being gay. They firmly believe it to be so, and i wonder what kind of news that these teenagers read. I dont think there’s that kind of news in Malay newspapers,and i dont think they read English papers too. Internet? Kpop?
It’s not the news. Its more like they read too much fanfics and probably visits yunjae fansites only. Choices…
What a remarkable turnaround for Chunnie!
I wouldn’t imagine this happening to him (& JaeSu) had they still remain in SM.
Probably, most of their earnings will be ‘eaten up’ by some greedy ‘monsters’!!!
So those xxxholes who call JYJ names should just shut their mouths and put it into their pockets! No one can NOT have a issue with the fact that their hard-earned and well-deserved money are being taken away from them!
I’m so proud of Chunnie (& JaeSu)!!!
Thumbs up to your comment!
“So those xxxholes who call JYJ names should just shut their mouths and put it into their pockets!” ~~ you’ve said it well!!!
I wonder how those who once spoke so grand of their gratitude to SM feel about this news? XD
I am glad that the boys are not hiding their new found wealth. I am most happy that they are sharing their talents and fortune with the needed^^
Let the whole world hear about our three rich boys ^^
LOL… Love ur comment..
And the papers/press should also describe how much he donated as well.. Yes , he earned that much, and he also donates a lot too~~~~~ ❤
so proud of you chunnie!! you really deserved what your getting right now.hoping that you will continue to shine and grow…we’re always here behind u.iloveyou yuchun!!
Let’s Support our beloved cutie pie!!!
Let’s do it, Let’s do , Let’s do it it…. I got a feeling!!!!!
THIS! I am soooo happy 4 u chunnie… 🙂
and for those who keep saying JYJ r greedy bastards. lets take a moment to think… back then, when they are still 5,still allowed to appear on TV, and sell everything with their name on it… they can’t have this kind of money…
they did have cf, million dollar concerts, award winning ground breakin albums, and aren’t able to buy car if not for SM who gave them at the end of the year?
dude… with TVXQ level of poularity – which is MASSIVE – they should have been able to bathe in money…
do you see the difference now?
Anyway… they make better music outside of SM and become better artists… so there… 😉
I know what u mean… I was so surprised when i see the concerts of TVXQ 5… Wow, just how many ppl are there???
I am so happy that they leave SM… Honey, Never think of going back to hell again.. (well i am sure u wont)
Seeing this new make me so so happy….. And everyone here are happy for you… Well I have a link that would make jyj3 SIS more happy, but this is old clip with other two, just focus on Chunnie and JunSu, they are so so cute with baby acting (this is Korea version )
Oh… Didn’t success
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did he really earn that much of money?? … I’m a huge fan of JyJ,,super duper excited when i read about this..but i’m worried if Msian newspaper report false information,since i cant find other legitimate sources as proof to this articles. anyway..i wonder how much JJ earn
It’s 2012 now, I’ve read this post many time because I feel proud of our JYJ boys and I’m not wrong to choose them as my best ideal idols. And I’m happy that people recognized their talents sincerely. JYJ are being more mature when they leave the Slave Masters Entertainment (SME). They have right decision. They are multi-talent boys- they can sing, acting, play piano, rap etc. They are so blessed and thanks God for fairly creating these amazing boys and their parents as well. I think one day their popularities will not only in Korea but also sweep over the world. I hope HOMIN will understand why their hyungs chose the way to leave SM and back to JYJ.
I have a dream that what if they would establish their own entertainment company as the name JYJ entertainment like other? And JYJ will become CEOs? I wish that will become true and everyone will support it. It’s great that there are still loyal and faithful fans stand by our JYJ to support enthusiastically. JYJ will never make fans disappointed. ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH !!!