Hallyu’s most affluent idol stars have raked in an impressive profit, not only with their album promotions, but also with various CFs, events, dramas, and more. Even more so now, with further promotions throughout the Asian continent.
(Omitted by JYJ3: Cho Young Nam, Jang Geun Suk, Lee Seung Gi, Big Bang’s TOP, Kim Hyun Joong )
Boy group JYJ who will become the first Korean artist to perform in Chile as well as Peru this March all have lavish pent houses to their names.
Kim Junsu lives in a detached townhouse in the Kyunggi-do region called ‘Winsle County’. The townhouse is separate from the main part of the home which his parents reside in.
He lives in close proximity to singer Lee Sora, and fans are calling the building, ‘the townhouse of the stars’. Junsu’s home is approximately worth $1.5 million US dollars.
Park Yoochun who is making his comeback with actress Han Ji Min in the new drama ‘Attic Prince‘ resides in an upscale villa located in the Hannam-dong region. The singer and actor has also raked in an impressive profit, filming dramas, CFs, promoting overseas and more, and this home is definitely well-deserved. He personally participated in designing the interior of the home.
Fellow member Kim Jaejoong also lives in a $2.6 million dollar penthouse located in the Samsung-dong district. His home comes with a terrace, and boasts over 3,200 sq ft.
Tagged: Homes, JYJ
Get it boys
“Fellow member Kim Jaejoong also lives in a $2.6 million dollar penthouse located in the Samsung-dong district.”
LOL really cheap XD
yeah super cheap!!
i wonder how much is junsu’s?
*i mean chunie.. :p
aww they didn’t say how much Yuchun’s house is lol! heheh i want “Maison” style photo-tour of all three pads! pwetty pwease, ~puppy eyes~ hell just each guy with a home movie camera and a youtube upload would be ‘in heaven’ for me LOL!
I believe in another piece somewhere it said Chunnie’s place was about $3M USD equivalent. So, living well, ON YOUR OWN, like an adult, is the best revenge. 😉
Hmmmm…. I couldn’t help but notice there were NO SME pop stars on the list… I wonder why? Maybe because they all get paid squat?
And there won’t be any SME pop stars on that list in the forseeable future either. Not as long as the BIG shareholders want THEIR take first. My guess is… THE 12TH OF NEVER.
@Springbok7 @LILI @BAF
Sorry but I am laughing like crazy on your comment.
“. I couldn’t help but notice there were NO SME pop stars on the list”
¡ROFLMAOOO! Oh yes, it’s impossible to guess why, being them so well payed. The things is, maybe the “crumbs” don’t count as earnings. Maybe they count as “feeding fees” or something like that, but tbh, I don’t think those can reach a feeding quote for one person alone. Maybe as accesory fees………….. >___^^
“And there won’t be any SME pop stars on that list in the forseeable future either. Not as long as the BIG shareholders want THEIR take first. My guess is… THE 12TH OF NEVER.”
Man, you have to be a ~creative~ thinker these days if you’re still an SM apologist, don’t you? I loved the one who said, “see? they lived in luxury all along!” Duuuh…No dear heart, they’ve earned their multi-million dollar penthouses the old-fashioned way. By associating themselves with a management company that pays them honestly for their efforts. And by making their own decisions about projects.
JYJ has made far more money in the last 2 years than in all the years they were with SM put together.
ROFL @ “feeding fees”!!! ^____^
LOL dear, it is the only possible explanation 😉
All my boys are living the high life. Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong, TOP, and Hyunjoong.
F4 and Jan Di
^ this comment was on AKP
am i the only one thinking junsu = jandi? lol.
I wonder how Hyun Joong and TOP managed to bring home so much money. Are their management companies less insanely evil?
Yg is actually good cos they allow creative freedom . I mean , gd owns the patents to his compositions . Also the money is shared equally between the members and agency . Yg is more like a strict school where you are trained diligently , but at the end of the day you get your fair rewards . You don’t see that happening in sm .
TOP probably because he’s a member of a Big Bang and writes most, if not all, his raps in all their songs. Plus his acting ventures. Actors tend to get a lot more money then idols do. Into The Fire and Iris were very well received.
Same thing with Hyun Joong. Member of SS501. Plus he stared in Boys Over Flowers which was huge in SK and other Asian countries. Back when he was promoting BOF, his company was working him like a dog and milking everything he was worth.
Just desserts for income well EARNED. You work hard for the money, you get paid, and get to spend it on what YOU want. NICE. Love everything about this piece. It advertises what can be accomplished on your own merits, and not having some undeserving management company take all YOUR money for THEIR profit. This is how the REAL WORLD functions, not the SK music industry.
well said sister 😉
Can you believe there is someone on AKP saying that they hate how JYJ accused SM for not giving them enough money and asking then how can JYJ have such luxurious houses?
Answer: working their ass off for 2 years after slipping out of LSM’s hands and earning the money they deserve!
You’re right: you can’t cure stupidity….
“and asking then how can JYJ have such luxurious houses?”
As if they should be ashamed of themselves? That’s nuts! Seeing how much money they’ve made in only two years, it floors me to think how much money they were raking in for the company before that. O_O If the courts award JYJ a reasonable amount of back pay, SM’s going to go bankrupt!
when this topic once came out.I liked a boy’s comment,he said”if they can own this by just two years of tour and album.They should have come our sooner”
“O_O If the courts award JYJ a reasonable amount of back pay, SM’s going to go bankrupt!”
YES!, that is the crux of the matter. This company is chugging along on fumes. They DO NOT have the money to pay JYJ. Sure, they’re making money, but the bulk of that money is going into shareholders pockets. Anyone who thinks SME is rolling in the dough is not paying attention. I understand they are dragging their heels with the lawsuit because of hurt feelings. I get it that making the decision to pay up for both the compensation and the fine, is a morale buster. But that’s how the cookie crumbles…someone has to win, someone has to lose. SME, you lost, pay up!
But the courts and the KFTC need to stop coddling SME and get this over with. The longer they go on in this fashion, the worse SK’s image gets internationally. Now maybe they don’t care, but at some point in time, it will have to matter. Because then people begin to wonder how good is your word. To me, this is not a good place to be in, but hey, it’s their choice. However, choices have consequences.
I say, if they don’t have the cash…SELL THE DAMN BUILDING!
Lol, someone on Youtube asked how they can afford their cars in the Get Out MV… well, “you can’t cure stupidity….”
My sister, the population that frequents AKP is simply not capable of dealing with reality. First off, I’m willing to bet not a ONE of them actually WORKS for a living. Or at the very least, the number who actually do work, has to be minimal. You simply cannot have a job, work for a salary/wage and say/ask something that STUPID! But then again, that is why those folks are where they are, and JYJ is where they are.
I gotta agree with BAF. And even if they say they do, they probably don’t. I don’t understand how hard it is to comprehend. It’s one thing to have to struggle in the beginning to reach your dream job, but once you’re there and you’re still getting shit, then I don’t see anyone would stay.
p,s, This is just something I noticed, because I am a frequent user of AKP, that more than 90% of the population of AKP are still in their teens or just hitting puberty. I don’t think I’ve met anyone there yet who makes a living on their own.
Good Lord, if SM gives JYJ enough money to buy luxurious houses, then Changmin and yunho should be on top of that list since they are the ones totally kissing sme’s ass … tsk tsk .. please tell me stupidity is not contagious …
Yes my sister, trying to fix stupid is like trying to disprove a negative…CAN’T BE DONE. If anyone is inclined to converse with said, ‘not so bright bulbs in the box’, you might want to remind them of this VERY large fact. JYJ is LARGE & IN CHARGE. They pay the agency because they now have the rights to EVERYTHING….music, appearances, acting, MVs, PVs, and CFs, etc. Their cut is the LARGEST. Then they pay their bills, the rest is gravy.
If they think it is so bad of JYJ to reap the benefits of all their hardwork, well then they are really in for a rude awakening. Because this is the way it will be from now on. What they should begin to do is hold their collective breaths and wait for their SME idols to begin raking in the dough. I’m a gonna bet, they won’t last long.
can anyone tell me when Junsu moved out of his apartment to this house?
i think its the house he got his parents
same here.. from my knowledge i think he still lives in his apartment!
junsu and Jae are neighbour in their apartment right,does YC have two home or new home
I like this line about Yuchun’s home “this home is definitely well-deserved”. When you look at how hard these boys worked over the last 2 years, it is hard to complain about how much money they have.n Yuchun works so hard he has been in the hospital several times.
When I read about the things they have, I always think like an accountant. Just in case they have some monetary damage in the lawsuit outcome, the court is not likely to take away their home, their cars, their family’s cars, their boat, etc. What they will take is their cash. I keep thinking that they are investing their income in ways that will secure it from being taken from them. So not only are they the nicest, most talented, most handsome people anywhere, they are also smart.
Lisa, I don’t know how SK legal codes work, but here in the States, assets can be taken. The Feds do it all the time to drug dealers. International law permits accounts to be frozen. What makes a game changer is placing those assests in the name of a spouse, a child, or relative who is not party to the legal action. But the main point is…JYJ is not going to lose. The issue now is how much SME has to cough up for compensation. That’s why they are stalling, and even came up with that BOGUS can we all get along diatribe that Attorney Yim blew off.
“JYJ is not going to lose.”
¡Certainly not! They aren’t going to lose. And yes, SME is trying to avoid paying fines using cheap tricks. They’re just a bunch of opportunists and losers.
actually junsu have two homes, the one he got for his parents and his own luxurious apartment that cost also 3 million dollars, him and jae are neighbors.
the media just tend to show the one from his parents coz junsu showed it in his twitter…i don’t think js posted pics of his own house i think
They worked so hard under SM for nothing,every cent went to LSM’s poket.Now they are living their life fully just like any famous artists suppose to live.Work hard, earn well.
Yoowhan had this on his twitter, with the description, “both of my brothers house”. What does he mean by that?
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is is same decoration or it just look like house from miss ripley
Don’t trust me on this, but was yoochuns father in miss ripley, yoohwans older brother in his drama? I feel like someone mentioned it here 😛 but if it’s true, then the pic portrays his real brother and drama brothers house lol
and i read a few comments on AKP: “SM does give JYJ money! if not they would be living in this neighborhood?” « how could someone still fallin love with SM?! and some elf get mad bcause their oppa not include on the list!
bdw, BFF all in: KHJ, KJJ, PYC, TOP.. daebaaakkk!!
I saw that elf. She said SuJu wasn’t on the list because they bought their parents shops instead like good filial sons. (<_< ) Dummy.
Umm, and JYJ didn't? They bought their parents things and still had fortunes to spare. I'm glad SuJu are great sons too, but don't try to make others look bad just because your bias didn't bring home as much money. You might want to look to their ent execs if you have a problem with that!
The bad part about all this, no matter what the truth, the fanbases from SME are never going to be able to look reality in the face. What did they think Yoochun’s mom’s gelato shop was all about. He wanted to give his mom something she could call her own. Junsu’s mom has her Crebeau franchise. Considering ALL the years JJ, YC, and JS were under SME, they should have had bank accounts like this YEARS ago.
How come none of them EVER question how HUGE LSM’s portfolio is? Ask him to share some of his wealth with the ‘leftovers’ from the trainee program. See what kind of response they get.
well i think all elf know that super junior member not in the list is because the greedy SME.. i like suju,and i feel terribly sad because they work so hard but they can’t get as much as they deserve to..
see how good jyj life now,make me hope suju sue SME too,it would be great rite?so they earn what deserve for them..
salute for jyj who bravely stand up for their right.. i ❤ jyj!!!
Btw, I notice how no one from a certain company is included on this list :evil grin:
LOL hahaha LOL
Well deserved my boys. All the past years full of sufferings and anguish are over. Now you three can enjoy your dreamt luxurious houses in peace. You’ve worked hard for every penny you invested in your properties. Congratulations dears 🙂
same thought here. Finally they can spend what they earn from their hard work without being cut for unnecessary expences.
some people say that their idols have much more money but they don’t have all these luxuries because they want to stay humble. meh. if they really want to live humbly, they probably won’t become idols at the first place and instead making music earnestly without really caring about the sales.
jyj guys, and kim hyun joong too, are obviously working harder than they were before with all their activities now. the difference is, they got what they deserve to have.
Lol at the comments in akp ! One guy is saying all sm artists have bought their parents homes and are good sons . Seriously they make me laugh
Did you read the comment that said SM idols live in “luxurious apartments” paid by SM so they don’t need to buy any properties right now and maybe they’re saving up to by mansions later? LMAO. That gave me a good laugh.
Oops, I meant “luxurious dorms”. Sorry, I’m not use to the term “luxurious dorms”.
“Luxurious dorms.” lol I think that’s a bit of an oxymoron, quite frankly.
“Oops, I meant “luxurious dorms”. Sorry, I’m not use to the term “luxurious dorms”.”
ROFLAMO… me either.
“Did you read the comment that said SM idols live in “luxurious apartments” paid by SM so they don’t need to buy any properties right now and maybe they’re saving up to by mansions later? LMAO. That gave me a good laugh.”
LOLOL That IS a good one. Where do they come up with these?? There is nothing “luxurious” about any aspect of being an SM idol singer. They know only too well that they are worked like pack mules and crowded into tiny apartments to live. (We all saw the DBSK videos on YouTube when they showed their “new” communal apartment. (God only knows how bad their living conditions were before that.) They had ONE bedroom for all five. There was literally nothing else in the room but the five mattresses–that was all the space there was. Most importantly, SM idol singers own NOTHING. Everything they have really belongs to the company and can be re-possessed at any time, which JYJ found out the hard way. And remember, DBSK was the biggest, most successful act SM had or ever will have. Everyone else still there now is living in DBSK’s shadow, living in reduced circumstances in other words, to the shabby conditions that DBSK the supergroup were living in before the split when they were at the height of their popularity. It is a PREPOSTEROUS misconception to assert anything other than this.
Maybe it’s considered a luxury now since there is only two people living there? ROFL
Yup, some dummy on akp said so indignantly, sm idols hv lots of money, but they dun wanna buy houses cos they love staying tog in their dorms. ROFL!!!
JYJ deserved all that they have and more~
Those ‘others’, I can only call them ‘soul grapes’ 😛
A quote for those living in denial:
“I live in a world of fantasy, so keep your reality away from me. I see what I want, I want what I see & that is all okay with me.”
I totally feel pity for SM stars who usually top on Oricon star bla bla but none of them get into the list. tsk tsk..
Let’s blame your beloved SM family ne?
Maybe they don’t mind at all, anyway they gather all the trophies of all award shows, top all the charts be in Korea or in Japan, filled up all concert venues anywhere, raising LSM stocks, those are all that matters to them as good sons and daughters. Above all stay humble, down to earth, never flaunt your wealth, be forever loyal and obedient to your father figure and to the company and they will live happily even without their own houses and cars and so on. I don’t have to feel pity for them because this is what they want with their lives, it’s their choice.
“Maybe they don’t mind at all, anyway they gather all the trophies of all award shows, top all the charts be in Korea or in Japan, filled up all concert venues anywhere, raising LSM stocks, those are all that matters to them as good sons and daughters. Above all stay humble, down to earth, never flaunt your wealth, be forever loyal and obedient to your father figure and to the company and they will live happily even without their own houses and cars and so on.”
Saying you do not wish to “flaunt your wealth” when you have no wealth is a bit specious, no?
hmm why did this utterly facetious thought cross my mind?
I promise not to flaunt my wealth! I will wear sackcloth instead of my luxurious jeans and teeshirt so that no one thinks i’m getting uppity.
whadda buncha baloney!
” you forgot when they have to leave the SM dorms cause they got older and can’t live there forever or come from the military and find themselves sitting on the shelves cause SM is to busy with there new groups , then contact ends left with no money after , go to another company and then have to start from scratch again, all after being on the top charts, gather all the trophies on award shows, filled up concerts, rising LSM stocks, instead after contract ends they should be taken it easy, not have to work more like a dog to make up for what you should already have at the age of like 35 just cause that is the money you deserve when you work that hard to be on top begin with.
I do pity allot of them cause most of them are not thinking like that they do want the money to be able to do what they want. It would not be realistic if we say that it’s what they want. It’s just they enter the industry so young and do not know of the truth just the glamour of it but not the hard work or pain.
sorry last part was a typo, ,,, are thinking like they want the money,,
“then contact ends left with no money after , go to another company and then have to start from scratch again, all after being on the top charts, gather all the trophies on award shows, filled up concerts, rising LSM stocks, instead after contract ends they should be taken it easy, not have to work more like a dog to make up for what you should already have at the age of like 35”
This exact scenario is happening to Brian Joo RIGHT NOW. Hwanhee left for the army earlier this year but in any case they were no longer a team. But Fly To The Sky got to “that age” and were dumped by SM. Now mind you–Brian is GREAT. Really and truly a great singer with great song sense and strong producing abilities. Here’s his latest video, btw.) He is struggling hard to re-gain a foothold on a career and as good as all of his post-FTTS product has been (and it has been) he’s having a really tough time of it.
funny enough, that interview about suju buying their parents house etc is from 2010 during ‘bonamana’ promotion, YEARS after they debut, and probably because of their ‘sorry, sorry’ success. and now, after making money from all those ‘mr. simple’ sales, to the point they even won gda daesang (you know, that ‘prestigious’ award, heh), what did they buy? another house for their parents??? again?? :p idk about girl groups like snsd etc but surely all those costume and make up gimmicks in their promotion cost really much. not to mention that most of the money went to the shareholder.
so yeah, basically, they’re good ‘sons’ (workers) to their ‘parents’ (sm).
this is a reply to @bookthiefj
Even DBSK was shown a deficit balance, I dun expect other groups will have profit, according to SM’s special accounting system. LOL
” idk about girl groups like snsd etc but surely all those costume and make up gimmicks in their promotion cost really much. not to mention that most of the money went to the shareholder. so yeah, basically, they’re good ‘sons’ (workers) to their ‘parents’ (sm).”
As bad as all the lavish expenditures flowing out the door to various vendors are, the real problem is SM’s “creative accounting” system, where at the end of the year it’s, “Ooohhh, so sorry, you didn’t make anything much.” My theory is that SM is also getting kickbacks from each and every vendor, btw. These kids are getting robbed every which-way, every day and it’s just kind of sickening. And the “good sons” stay harnessed in their traces and continue to pull the load.
“OT5 only” people want JYJ to return to that Hellhole so they can resume spazzing at concerts. That’s why we will never see eye-to-eye.
yesterday i just talk about this matter with my best friends
it’s ONLY WITH 2 YEARS since they are came back and let see what they have done with their money :
1. bought a studio
2. have a branded cars and they are have it not only one but 2 or 3 cars
3.have a restaurant
4. have an ice cream shop
5.bought a villa
6.active in many charity events
7 built a village
8 built a school
9 a pent houses
hmm…..what else ?
10. Gifted CJES boss a $300,000 car.
11. traveled the world
12. army of cats
13. butt chairs
13.butt chairs, LOL LOL LOL,,,, i’m dying your comment, but it’s true.
They are HAPPIER!!!
Being super star in Asia for years, none of the member could afford a house in 2008(how many oricon no.1 have they achieved that year?) I remember yuchun need to borrow(they called it prepaid, yuchun needed to pay interest to SM, this was a loan shark behavior) from SM in order to purchase a flat so that he could live with his bro and mother who came back from the states. This was recorded in the court case document, i read it somewhere
A better and more significant article will be: Which idols despite working 24/7/365, do not still have their own homes, live in dorms, don’t have any money? That will be worth looking at and analyzing, ne?
LIVING WELL is INDEED the BEST REVENGE ^__________________^
@murasaki. Totally agreed with you. Our guys have a happier and healthy live now.
typo error… ” … happier and healthy life now”
How can people still spit out the same redundant phrases or excuses every time JYJ donates or buys expensive homes or cars? It’s like they didn’t realize before 2009 they were literally broke in their bank accounts but after they left SME, they had world tours, CFs, dramas, albums out, etc which that is more than 2 years of activities, AND still be paid more than SME artists? SME artists does the same thing if not more but nope, they refuse to see JYJ were doing the same thing but this time they weren’t robbed their money? They’ve made more money in 2 years as JYJ then TVXQ in 6 years. Doesn’t that sort of ring an ALARMING bell how SME’s artists are being robbed of their hard work?