When the stars aligned for megastars Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin, so did their massive bank accounts, and they have the house to show it.
In the May 18 episode of Mnet’s self-proclaimed TMI News Show, the episode tackled the daunting task of counting the pockets of Korea’s richest celebrities. On the list of celebrities with the highest worth in real estate, actor Hyun Bin came in a modest eleventh.
According to the show’s host, Boom, Hyunbin possesses many things.
With a sculpture-Esque physique, deep voice, and dewy eyes Hyun Bin is known as Korea’s representative leading man. Since Middle-School, he had the moniker of an ulzzang and a fan club.
Boom did not stop there. The host pointed out that by marrying Son Ye Jin, he has also “upgraded” his real estate portfolio proving, “You can’t have it all because he does.”
The episode then dived into the couple’s real estate assets. According to the show, Hyun Bin bought a luxurious villa in 2009 for the price of ₩2.70 billion KRW (about $2.14 million USD) and sold it in 2020 for ₩4.00 billion KRW (about $3.16 million USD) for a profit of ₩1.30 billion KRW (about $1.03 million USD).
The actor also bought a multi-use duplex for ₩4.80 billion KRW (about $3.80 million USD) and is currently using it as the office space for his agency. The price of the duplex today is said to be a whopping ₩10.0 billion KRW (about $7.91 million USD).
Son Ye Jin is no slouch either. According to the show, the actress had bought a ₩16.0 billion KRW (about $12.7 million USD) building in the glitzy area of Gangnam’s Shinsa-dong as well as purchased a ₩9.30 billion KRW (about $7.36 million USD) building in 2015 that she sold for ₩13.5 billion KRW (about $10.7 million USD) three years later.
The show then revealed the couple’s “starter” home and what a start it is for the couple.
Boom revealed, “In 2021, the couple bought a penthouse together in the same neighborhood that fellow actress Han So Hee lives in.”
The super-exclusive building is made up of four floors and houses only seven residences and was inspired by the late world-famous Dutch artist Mondrian‘s painting “Composition.” The building offers free wine on the first floor and offers residents an interior renovation every two years. The top floor is said to house a garden terrace that can be reached only through an elusive secret staircase.
The show revealed that residences in the building start at ₩4.80 billion KRW (about $3.80 million USD).
Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin revealed they were dating on January 1, 2021. The couple married at the exclusive Aston House, a part of The Grand Walkerhill Hotel, on March 31, 2022.