K-pop idol-turned-actor Lee Junho (이준호) gained immense popularity during the peak of the Hallyu Wave in the late 2000s. As a member of the popular boy group 2PM, he captivated K-pop fans with his exceptional talent, striking visuals, and charismatic stage presence.
However, his journey did not end there. Junho seamlessly transitioned into the realm of acting and is now dominating the industry as a sought-after actor. In fact, he’s currently enjoying massive success with the new Netflix K-drama “King The Land” alongside Yoona from SNSD. With his long-standing presence in the industry, fans are curious about his net worth.
Several sources estimate Junho’s net worth to be between $1 million (~RM4.5 million) and $5 million (~RM22.6 million) as of the year 2020. However, considering his rising fame and high demand between 2021 and 2023, it is speculated that his financial stability is estimated at about $16.6 million USD (~RM75.2 million), and might go as high as $78 million USD (~RM353 million). That said, the aforementioned amount is merely an estimation based on societal factors, including his reported income. Then again, it cannot be denied that the hunky star is making some big bucks!
Starting with his income as an idol, it was revealed in 2013 that 2PM as a group made over $27.3 million USD (~RM123 million). If the salary had been distributed equally among the six members, each of them would have earned about $1.3 million USD (~RM5.8 million). This is only Junho’s pay as a member of 2PM, not including his earnings from the songs that he penned. Back in 2020, music industry insiders disclosed that an artiste can make between $16,843 and $25,264 USD (~RM76k to RM114k) from one hit song.
Additionally, a significant portion of Junho’s income comes from his successful acting stint. In particular, following the success of his 2021 drama “The Red Sleeve”, the “Hands Up” singer officially joined the coveted list of highest-paid actors in 2022. TMI News reported that Junho is supposedly making over 100 million KRW (~$76,200 USD, RM357,000) every episode on his most recent project, “King the Land”.
Junho’s remarkable journey as a K-pop idol turned actor has been nothing short of remarkable. May Junho’s career continue to shine brightly as he mesmerises audiences with his immense talent and brings joy to fans worldwide.