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Jang Dong-gun net worth:
$15 Million

Jang Dong-gun information

Jang Dong-gun information

Birth date: April 20, 1972
Birth place: Yongsan District, Seoul, South Korea
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer
Nationality:South Korea
Spouse:Ko So-young (m. 2010)
Children:Jang Jun-hyeok, Jang Yoon-seol
Awards:Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Leading Actor

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Jang Dong-gun Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Jang Dong-gun was born on the 7th March 1972, in Yongsan-gu District, Seoul, South Korea. He is a South-Korean actor, best known to the world for his leading roles in one of the most popular Korean movies, named “Friend”, and in the drama movie entitled “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War”, which is about war in Korea. He is also recognized as a singer. Jang’s career in the entertainment industry has been active since 1992.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Jang Dong-gun as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the overall size of Jang Dong-gun’s net worth is currently over $15 million, earned through his acting career. This amount of money makes him one of the highest paid actors in Korea.

Jang Dong-gun Net Worth $15 Million

Jang Dong-gun grew up in Seoul. He was a student at the College of Drama, Korea National University of Arts, but according to sources from college, he didn’t graduate. Anyway, he was very talented in acting, so his career soon began with an appearance in a talent competition in 1992, when he introduced himself to the entertainment world. Soon he gained the attention of agents and producers, and in 1993 he was cast in a couple of TV series, “Our Heaven” and “Iljmae”, which propelled him further into the acting world. The next year, Jang was featured in the series ‘The Last Match”, which increased his net worth by a large amount, as the series was highly popular in its country of origin.

In 1997, Jang made his film debut in the film “Paejabuhwaljeon” playing Min-gyu, alongside Kim Hee-sun. Soon Jang became one of the most sought Korean actors, appearing in numerous TV and film titles, increasing his popularity and net worth as well. In 1998 he appeared in the film “First Kiss” and the TV series “Ready Go!”. Before the 2000s Jang appeared in “Love Wind Love Song” (1999), and in the highly acclaimed role of the young Detective Kim in the film “Nowhere To Go “.

In 2001, Jang was cast in the critically acclaimed film “Friend”directed by Kyung-Taek Kwak, in the leading role of Lee Han Dong-sun. This film became the highest grossing Korean film, and it certainly increased Jang’s net worth. His next big role was his 2004 appearance in Je-kyu Kang’s drama film “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War”, recounting the story of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War, which again broke Korean box office records. The next year, Jang appeared in another high-profile film, entitled “The Promise”, which featured the Hong Kong star actress Cecilia Cheung.

In 2010, Jang made his Hollywood debut, in the role of Yang in the film “The Warriors Way”, which featured Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush.

His latest accomplishments in the entertainment industry include his appearance in the film “Dangerous Liaisons” (2012), again with Cecilia Cheung; he also appeared in the TV series “A Gentleman’s Dignity” (2012). Furthermore, in 2014, Jang was one of the lead characters in the film “No Tears For The Dead”, which also contributed to his net worth.

Overall, Jang is clearly one of the more acclaimed Korean actors, appearing in over 30 film and TV titles, for which he has earned several prestigious awards, including the Best New Actor for his work on TV series “The Last Match”, and Best Actor for the film “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War”. He also won the Ten Star Award in 2012, for starring in the TV series “A Gentleman’s Dignity”.

When it comes to Jang Dong-gun’s personal life, he married Ko So Young, a model and actress, on the 2nd May in 2010, and they have a son and a daughter. Jang is very religious man; he is a Buddhist. In his free time, Jang enjoy playing baseball, and he is a member of “Playboys”, the team whose members are celebrities.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eveui modeun geot 2000 TV Series Hyong-cheol Yoon
Cheongchun 1999 TV Series Kang Hyun-woo
Goseuteu 1999 TV Series Jang Tae-hyup
Nowhere to Hide 1999 Detective Kim
Yeonpung yeonga 1999 Tae-hie
Sarang 1998 TV Series Jung In-ha
Kiss harggayo 1998
Ready Go! 1998 TV Series
Model 1997 TV Series Lee Jung
Uiga hyeongje 1997 TV Series Kim Su-Hyung
Yeongwoong shinhwa 1997 TV Series Kim Tae-woo
Holiday in Seoul 1997 Taxi Driver
Paejabuhwaljeon 1997 Min-gyu
Icing 1996 TV Series Yoon Chan
Majimak seungbu 1994 TV Series Yoon Chul-jun
Iljimae 1993 TV Series Il-Ji-Mae
Urideul cheonguk 1993 TV Series
U-neun nam-ja 2014 Gon
A Gentleman's Dignity 2012 TV Series Kim Do Jin
Wi-heom-han gyan-gye 2012 Xie Yifan
Mai wei 2011 Jun-shik Kim
The Warrior's Way 2010 Yang
Gutmoning peurejideonteu 2009 Next President Cha Ji-wook
Wu ji 2005 Kunlun
Tae-poong 2005 SIn
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War 2004 Jin-tae Lee
Hae anseon 2002 Kang Sang-byeong
2009: Lost Memories 2002 Sakamoto
Chingoo 2001 Lee Han Dong-su
Anakiseuteu Anarchists 2000 Sergi

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2010 TV Series Himself
Smap×Smap 2006 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Blue Dragon Award Blue Dragon Awards Best Actor Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004)
2001 Best Supporting Actor Asia-Pacific Film Festival Chingoo (2001)
1997 Baek Sang TV Baek Sang Art Awards Most Popular Actor Uiga hyeongje (1997)
1994 Baek Sang TV Baek Sang Art Awards Best New Actor Majimak seungbu (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Baek Sang TV Baek Sang Art Awards Most Popular Actor A Gentleman's Dignity (2012)
2009 Blue Dragon Award Blue Dragon Awards Best Actor Gutmoning peurejideonteu (2009)
2006 Grand Bell Award Grand Bell Awards, South Korea Best Actor Tae-poong (2005)


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#Fact
1 in London [April 2000]
2 Had to learn two different languages for two roles: Japanese for his role in 2009: Lost Memories, and Mandarin for Mo gik (The Promise).


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