It is many people's dream to make a lot of money young and be able to live the rest of their lives comfortably. For most idols, that becomes a reality, as they tend to debut during their teens or early 20s. While most teens need to rely on the allowances given to them by their parents, these idols have pulled in the dough through promotional activities, advertisements, dramas, and movies.
Here are eight idols who debuted young and are able to live their lives young and rich.
BoA made her debut as a soloist and was known as being a 13-year-old solo singer. She made waves in the Korean music industry and ended up promoting in South Korea, Japan, and the United States. In 2006, BoA bought a building that cost 1 billion Korean won when she was only 20-years-old. Now, the building is known to cost around 3 billion Korean won.
2. KARA's Kang Jiyoung
Jiyoung made her debut in 2008 with the girl group KARA when she was only 14-years-old. KARA made 73 billion won as a group in 2011 alone following their debut and promotional activities in Japan. Jiyoung is no longer a member of KARA, leaving the group in 2014 after seven years with the group. Now, she is active an actress and soloist in Japan under the name JY.
IU debuted in 2008 when she was only 15-years-old with the song "Lost Child". Ever since then, IU makes huge profits with every song she releases. By 2017, IU had recorded 44 advertisements, and it was revealed that she has a talent fee of around 1 billion won for every advertisement since 2010. IU also writes and composed most of her music, which means she received royalties. We can only imagine how much money she makes!
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4. Girl's Day's Hyeri
Hyeri debuted with the girl group Girl's Day in 2010 when she was only 16 years old. Though it took some time for the group to hit the spotlight, once they did, they only went up. In 2014, Hyeri herself revealed on a broadcast that she earned 1 billion won in revenue from advertising alone.
In 2010, Suzy debuted with Miss A when she was only 16-years-old. Since then, Suzy has been a sought-out celebrity om the advertising world, especially after she appeared on her dramas "Dream High" and "Architecture 101". In the span of fourteen months, Suzy appeared in 22 advertisements and a movie. In 2013, it as reported that she earned 10 billion won in advertisements alone.
6. Girls' Generation's Seohyun
In 2007, Seohyun debuted as a member of Girls' Generation, which ended up becoming the nation's representative girl group. At the time of her debut, she was only 16-years-old and was the group's youngest member. In 2011, Girls' Generation earned 34.7 billion won with just two albums in Japan. Their Japanese tour earned them 35.7 billion won in sales, making them one of the most successful girl group tours in history.
7. Girls' Geneartion's Yoona
Yoona was only 17-years-old when she debuted with Girls' Generation. With her innocent and pure beauty, Yoona immediately started receiving love calls from numerous advertisement companies, In 2012, Yoona made 4 billion won in profits in the first half of the year alone by appearing in more than 20 advertisements. With her money, Yoona has spent over 100 million won in donations for various charitable causes.
8. Goo Hara
Goo Hara debuted as a member of KARA when she was 17-years-old in 2008. The idol herself has spoken candidly about how much money she has made throughout her career. By 2012, when she was only 21-years-old, KARA bought a 1.1 billion won house in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul. She sold the building in 2015 and bought a building for 3.2 billion won.
Hard work truly reaps its benefits!