Known for his diverse talent, may it be hosting, acting, and singing, Lee Seung Gi is definitely one of Hallyu's gems because of his multiple skills.
Aside from his outstanding skills, there's no denying that fans were mesmerized by his undeniable charm and funny personality.
Interestingly, these made him one of the bankable actors in K-dramaland.
From Singer To Award-Winning Actor
Fresh from high school, Lee Seung Gi was scouted by singer Lee Sun Hee and made a debut in 2004 with the track Because You're My Girl from his first album The Dream of a Moth.
One fun fact about the then 17-year-old rookie singer was his debut song was composed by PSY, the man behind the smash hit song the man behind Gangnam Style.
Interestingly, PSY took a trip down memory lane and posted a throwback photo on his Instagram with a snap of him and the singer-turned-actor, highlighting their early years in the industry.
Who would have thought that these two stars are some of the big names in Kpop and Kdrama?
After his success in music, Lee Seung Gi tried his luck and acting, and because of his exceptional talent, he was able to land his first-ever lead role in 2009 for the series Shining Inheritance.
However, the rom-com fantasy K-drama My Roommate is a Gumiho with Shin Min Ah solidified his career in the entertainment industry, and the rest is history for Lee Seung Gi.
With his years in the industry, the 35-year-old received a slew of achievements, including numerous awards and recognitions and several notable K-dramas.
It includes high-rated series like The King 2 Hearts, A Korean Odyssey, and Vagabond and Mouse.
In addition, he is also appearing in various tv shows such as 2 Days & 1 Night Season 1, Sing Again, Busted seasons 2 and 3, and his recent, the SBS' healing talk show Circle House.
With his remarkable achievements and projects under his belt, there's no doubt why Lee Seung Gi is considered among the hotshots, and sought-after male leads in K-drama.
Interestingly, this also made him the richest and highest-paid actor this 2022.
Lee Seung Gi Net Worth
As noted by Seoul Space, the award-winning actor receives a salary per episode amounting to $59,000, making Lee Seung Gi's net worth sits at $7 million.
Per the outlet, this is only his total earnings from K-dramas and tv shows, which means that his advertisements and other projects are not included.
Due to his good image and influence as an actor, the 35-year-old star is also well-loved by brands and companies.
For two straight years, SinkLeader has chosen the actor as their advertising model for contributing to raising the brand's awareness.
In 2011, Soompi included Lee Seung Gi as the top CF star who at the time endorsed 12 products. His advertisements include banking, cosmetics, appliances, and more.
How Does Lee Seung Gi Earn His Millions?
Aside from his career as an actor, singer, tv host, and endorser, Lee Seung Gi ventured into business.
He launched his own production company called Human Made in June 2021.
In a different article, Soompi noted that it is a one-man agency with which he partnered with his former label, Hook Entertainment.
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