Lee Byung-hun Net Worth

Lee Byung-hun Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lee Byung-hun net worth is
$20 Million

Lee Byung-hun Wiki Biography

Lee Byung-hun, born on the 12th July, 1970, is a South Korean actor who became known for award-winning movies such as “Joint Security Area” and “A Bittersweet Life”, and when he also broke into Hollywood, became known globally for his films “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “RED 2”.

So how much is Lee’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $20 million, acquired from his years as an actor and his various businesses which began in the early ‘90s.

Lee Byung-hun Net Worth $20 Million

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee was raised mainly in Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. His sister, Lee Eun-hee, became Miss Korea in 1996. He studied at Hanyang University, majoring in French Literature, and pursued graduate studies at Chung-Ang University majoring in Theatre and Cinematography.

Lee got his break in acting in 1991, when the South Korean television network KBS held an audition for a television series and he was selected to stard in “Asphalt My Hometown”. Some of his early projects that got him recognized also included “The Harmonium in My Memory” and “Asphalt Man”. His early years as an actor started his career and also his net worth.

In 2000, Lee made huge waves in his home country when he starred in the movie “Joint Security”, which became one of the highest grossing films in South Korea, and also gained him a Best Actor award of the Busan Film Critics. His other popular projects in South Korea included “Bungee Jumping on Their Own”, “Beautiful Days”, “The Good, the Bad, the Weird”, and “A Bittersweet Life”; all of which elevated his career and also helped increase his wealth.

In 2009, Lee broke into Hollywood when he became part of the movie “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” alongside Sienna Miller and Channing Tatum, which opened doors in Hollywood and led to more movies. Some of these have included “RED 2”, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, and “Terminator Genisys”. One of his most recent projects included “The Magnificent Seven” along with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

His success in Hollywood also led Lee to become the one of the first Korean actors, along with Ahn Sung-Ki, to have their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 2012. In 2016, he became the first Korean actor to present an Academy Award – an Oscar.

Aside from acting, Lee also has his own management company, BH Entertainment, in which he manages various actors in South Korea. He also opened his own apparel shop called BHNC, which sells wallets, scarves, and hats.

In terms of his personal life, Lee is married to Lee Min-jung who is also an actress in South Korea. The two married in 2013, and together they have one son, Lee Joon-hoo.

Full NameLee Byung-hun
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1970
DiedNovember 19, 1987, Seoul, South Korea
Place Of BirthSeongnam, South Korea
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Singer, Model, Entrepreneur
EducationHanyang University: French Literature, Chung-Ang University: Theatre and Cinematography
NationalitySouth Korean
SpouseLee Min-jung (m. 2013)
ChildrenLee Joon-hoo
ParentsLee In-chul
SiblingsLee Eun-hee
NicknamesByung-hun Lee , Yi Pyŏnghŏn , I Byeong-heon , Lee Byeong Heon , Brian , Byung Heon Lee , I Byeongheon , I Pyŏnghŏn , Lee , Lee Byeong-Heon
AwardsBlue Dragon Film Award for Best Leading Actor (2016), KBS Drama Awards, APAN Star Awards, Grand Bell Award for Best Actors, Asian Film Award for Best Actor, Baeksang Arts Awards
AlbumsLee Byung Hun - To Me (2004), Lee Byung Remix to me 2CD (2005), Iris OST (2010, sound track)
NominationsChunsa Film Art Awards, Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Busan Film Critics Awards, PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Actor in Film, Chunsa Film Art Awards, Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Busan Film Critics Awards, Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular Actor in Film
Movies"I Saw the Devil", "Masquerade", "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra", “Joint Security” (2000), "G.I. Joe 2: Retalitation" (2013), "Masquerade" (2012), “Joint Security Area”, “A Bittersweet Life”, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, “RED 2”
TV Shows"Beautiful Days", "All In", "A Bittersweet Life", "The Good, The Bad, The Weird", "Iris", “Asphalt My Hometown”, “The Harmonium in My Memory”, “Asphalt Man”
Ailiseu (2009)$90,000 per episode
1Having - and keeping to - a regular exercise routine is crucial. And forget about those extreme diets - they aren't healthy.
2I had no idea what it took to be an actor. Then all of a sudden I found myself cast in a TV drama. The director was very harsh with me. One time, he told me this would be my first and last acting job. I seriously thought that acting was not the right career for me.
3For 'The Rise of Cobra,' I was dieting more and using protein powder to help supplement my meals. For 'Retaliation,' however, I opted for more natural protein. I had a chicken breast and broccoli meal about five times every day. I also drank plenty of water and made sure I got enough rest.
4The more I act, the harder it gets, since I feel like I still have so much to learn. Whenever I embark on a new project, it always feels like the first time. If it were easy to me and I felt like I knew everything, my acting might have been different. I think the feeling of 'newness' keeps me on my toes and concentrated.
5I lead a very active lifestyle. When I am not working, I enjoy snowboarding in winter. I golf and swim in the summer months. However, trying to find the time to exercise when I am traveling is quite a challenge. I find myself working out at hotel gyms quite regularly - just so that I can keep up with my training.
6In Korea, I do different kinds of genres. So, like that, I would like to do a lot of good acting films.
7Just like other ordinary people, I want to have a happy family.
8G.I. Joe is not shown in Korea at all, basically, so a lot of people didn't know about G.I. Joe and I also didn't have the information about G.I. Joe.
9Hollywood has a longer pre-production period and they juggle shooting schedules more carefully for each cast. In Korea, we shoot day and night without much break.
10Actors always want to play the villain role at least once in their life.
11Whenever I open a movie, I go secretly to the theater and stand in the back and enjoy the moment. I laugh when people laugh, and when people cry, I laugh.
1BA at Hanyang University (French Literature major). MA at Graduate School of Chung-Ang University (major in Theater and Cinematography).
2Served as the body model for the character of Wayne Holden in the hit video game Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (2006).
3He has a younger sister who was a model and she was Miss Korea in '96.
4Also goes by his western name, Brian.
5In addition to his native Korean, Lee speaks English, French and Mandarin Chinese fluently.


Single Rider2017post-productionKang Jae-Hoon
Master2016/IPresident Jin
The Magnificent Seven2016Billy Rocks
The Age of Shadows2016Jung Chae-San
Misconduct2016The Accountant (as Byung Hun Lee)
Nae-bu-ja-deul2015An Sang-gu
Memories of the Sword2015Deok-gi
Terminator Genisys2015Cop T-1000
Rush Hour 4: Face/Off 22015TV MovieDet. Lee
RED 22013Han Cho Bai
G.I. Joe: Retaliation2013Storm Shadow
Gwanghae: Wangyidoen namja2012Ha-seon / King Gwang-hae
Gaikôkan Kuroda Kôsaku2011TV SeriesJohn
I Saw the Devil2010Kim Soo-hyeon
Airiseu: Deo mubi2010Hyeon-jun Kim
Ailiseu2009TV SeriesKim Hyun-Jun Kim Hyun-jun
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra2009Storm Shadow
I Come with the Rain2009Su Dongpo
Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom2008Park Chang-yi / The Bad
Geuhae yeoreum2006Yun Suk-young
A Bittersweet Life2005Sun-woo
Saam gaang yi2004Director (segment "Cut")
Nuguna bimileun itda2004Choi Su-hyeon
All In2003TV SeriesKim In-ha
My Beautiful Girl, Mari2002Namoo
Areumdawoon naldeul2001TV SeriesLee Min-Chul
Beonjijeompeureul hada2001Seo In-woo
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area2000Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok
Hae-pi Too-ge-deo1999TV SeriesSeo Tae-poong
Nae maeumui punggeum1999Kang Soo-ha
Weding Deureseu1998TV SeriesHyung-suk
Beautiful My Lady1997TV SeriesHwang Jun Ho
Ji sang man ga1997Park Jong-man
Geudeulmanui sesang1996Love
Run Away1995Lee, Dong-ho
Nuga naleul michige haneunga1995Lee, Jong-du
Tomorrow Love1992TV SeriesShin Beom-su
Asphalt My Hometown1991TV Series


Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Rotten Tomatoes2016TV SeriesHimself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Reset the Future: Constructing 'Terminator Genisys'2015Video documentaryHimself
Terminator Genisys: Family Dynamics2015Video documentary shortHimself
Terminator Genisys: Infiltration and Termination2015Video documentary shortHimself
TalkAsia2010TV SeriesHimself
Ailiseu2009TV SeriesHimself
Hip Korea: Seoul Savvy - Byung Hun Lee2009TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2016Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActorNae-bu-ja-deul (2015)
2016Baek Sang FilmBaek Sang Art AwardsBest ActorNae-bu-ja-deul (2015)
2016Buil Film AwardBuil Film AwardsBest ActorNae-bu-ja-deul (2015)
2016Korean Association of Film Critics AwardKorean Association of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorNae-bu-ja-deul (2015)
2013Asia Pacific Screen AwardAsia Pacific Screen AwardsBest Performance by an ActorGwanghae: Wangyidoen namja (2012)
2012Grand Bell AwardGrand Bell Awards, South KoreaBest ActorGwanghae: Wangyidoen namja (2012)
2011Baek Sang FilmBaek Sang Art AwardsDaesang Grand AwardAng-ma-reul bo-at-da (2010)
2010Baek Sang TVBaek Sang Art AwardsBest ActorAiliseu (2009)
2009Popularity AwardBlue Dragon Awards
2006Baek Sang FilmBaek Sang Art AwardsBest ActorDalkomhan insaeng (2005)
1996Grand Bell AwardGrand Bell Awards, South KoreaBest New ActorRun Away (1995)

Nominated Awards

2013Baek Sang FilmBaek Sang Art AwardsBest ActorGwanghae: Wangyidoen namja (2012)
2013Baek Sang FilmBaek Sang Art AwardsMost Popular ActorGwanghae: Wangyidoen namja (2012)
2012Best ActorAsia-Pacific Film FestivalGwanghae: Wangyidoen namja (2012)
2012Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsBest ActorGwanghae: Wangyidoen namja (2012)
2011Baek Sang FilmBaek Sang Art AwardsBest ActorAng-ma-reul bo-at-da (2010)
2010Baek Sang TVBaek Sang Art AwardsMost Popular ActorAiliseu (2009)
2010Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsBest ActorAng-ma-reul bo-at-da (2010)
2010Grand Bell AwardGrand Bell Awards, South KoreaBest ActorAng-ma-reul bo-at-da (2010)
2009Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorJoheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)
2008Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsBest ActorJoheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)
2005Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsBest ActorDalkomhan insaeng (2005)
2005Grand Bell AwardGrand Bell Awards, South KoreaBest ActorDalkomhan insaeng (2005)
2002Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsBest ActorJungdok (2002)
2001Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsBest ActorBeonjijeompeureul hada (2001)
2000Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsBest ActorGongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
2000Grand Bell AwardGrand Bell Awards, South KoreaBest ActorNae maeumui punggeum (1999)

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