Lee Min-ho is a South Korean actor, singer, and fashion model. He received considerable popularity in Korea and Asian countries with his role as Gu Jun-Pyo in Boys Over Flowers (2009), which also won him the Best New Actor award at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. His leading roles in television series involve comedy-drama Personal Taste (2010), City Hunter (2011) in which he established himself as an action hero, The Heirs (2013), The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), and The King: the Eternal Monarch (2020).
In addition to his TV career, Lee played the first lead role in the film Gangnam Blues (2015), followed by his first Chinese-produced film Bounty Hunters (2016), grossed US$ 31 million, and the mini-romance-web-series Line Romance (2014) grossed US$ 20 million.
The popularity of Lee’s television series has made him the world’s top actor in Hallyu. It has a long track record internationally, from Asia and western nations, most especially the United States, France, Australia, Canada, Spain, and Italy. He is the first Korean star to get a wax figure in his photo of Madame Tussauds, with figures revealed in Shanghai in 2013, then in Hong Kong in 2014.
Lee Min Ho’s early life and education
Lee is born in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, and Seoul. As a boy, Lee was hoping to become a professional soccer player. He was chosen for the South Korean youth football class as a trainer and former professional player Cha Bum-Kun, but the injury he sustained during his 5th grade in elementary school put an end to his aspiration. In his second year at high school, Lee switched to acting.
He graduated with a degree in film & art from Konkuk University.
About Lee Min Ho’s Personal life
Lee has an elderly niece, Lee Yong-Jung, who is the CEO of his new agency, MYM Entertainment. Lee and South Korean singer Bae Suzy have reported for being in a relationship in March 2015.
He began his compulsory military service as a public service officer at the Gangnam District Office on 12 May 2017. He is unable to serve as an active service soldier due to a car accident that occurred in August 2006 with fellow actor Jung Il-woo, which affected him to lie down for months due to serious leg injuries. In 2011, he had another car crash while filming City Hunter.
Lee Min Ho’s career
Lee kept auditioning and landed small roles in a variety of television dramas such as Nonstop 5 and Recipe of Love. His official debut was in the EBS series Underground Campus (2003). Early in his career, Lee’s stage name was Lee Min, since his agent felt his real name was too common.
However, because his stage name had pronounced and written in the same way as the Korean word “imin,” which means “trade,” he later said that it was difficult to locate himself in the internet search queries.
Social media’s influences
As of November 2016, Lee has 2, 95 million on social media, 22, 5 million on Weibo, and 17 million on Facebook. In 2014 and 2015, Lee became the winner of an online poll arranged by the Chinese media magazine to be crowned “Asian Male God.”
Lee Min Ho’s net worth
The actor is one of the most well-paying actors in South Korea. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Lee Min Ho is a whopping $10 million. It claimed to be paid about $58,700 for any role in the drama. In reality, the 32-year-old is one of the most expensive actors in his birthplace.