IU’s Net Worth: How Rich Is She?

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Everything About IU’s Net Worth, Salary, and Her Highest Earnings

In early 2022, IU was marked as one of the richest K-Pop idols from copyright royalties in South Korea. Well, no wonder, ever since IU’s debut as a singer, she has produced and released various masterpieces, and she is also acknowledged by the public.

Aside from that, IU has also successfully expanded her career as an actress, not to mention how many dramas she has starred in that have received the highest ratings. It somehow makes people wonder how much is IU’s net worth and how much she earns from her several projects as a singer and actress.

In this article, Channel Korea will provide you with a detailed rundown of everything about IU’s net worth, so keep on reading.

IU’s Net Worth in 2022 Is Between $35 Million and $45 Million

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IU is one of the most famous female celebrities from South Korea who has managed to expand her fame internationally. She made her debut as a singer, songwriter, and musician, and eventually debuted as an actress several years after.

Aside from making music and acting, IU, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, has also taken part in other entertainment activities such as being a music show host, a model, paid partnership, endorsements, and being appointed as a brand ambassador.

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Well, it is also the reason why she got all of her fame and how she managed to become one of the wealthiest celebrities. From several sources, IU’s 2022 net worth is approximately US$35 to US$45 million, and the amount will be increasing as time goes by as IU never ceases to amaze everyone with her masterpieces, whether it’s a music project, an acting project, or anything else.

IU’s Income as a Singer and Musician

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IU officially debuted as a singer, songwriter, and musician in 2008 with the single “Lost Child”. Although she was managed by Good Entertainment during her debut era, currently she is managed by EDAM Entertainment.

Ever since her debut as a singer, IU has released, written, and produced her music. It makes sense how she can be one of the wealthiest K-Pop idols from copyright royalties in South Korea.

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She came up in 8th place with 72 songs under her name, and she even won the Writer of the Year Award as well. Not only does she write music for herself, but she also writes for other artists and dramas or movies which has brought her a decent amount of royalties.

IU’s Income as an Actress

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In 2011, IU made her official debut as an actress by starring in the drama Dream High where she met other celebrities such as Bae Suzy, 2PM’s Taecyeon, Kim Soo Hyun, and many more.

After the huge fame of Dream High, IU managed to star in other famous dramas as well such as The Producers, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, My Mister, Hotel del Luna, and more. With those drama projects, IU has earned more money since we all know the actresses or actors who have starred in these dramas have a huge salary.

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Moreover, she just made her return through Broker in June 2022 which somehow increased her income as an actress. Not to mention that Broker successfully hit the highest rating and the huge amount of viewers who watched the movie in the cinema.

IU’s Endorsements and Brand Ambassador List

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We all know that IU has a natural and pure beauty that captivates everyone. It also makes various brands want IU to be the face of their brands as well as the brand’s face representative.

IU herself has participated in various endorsements, paid partnerships, or ambassador partnerships with various brands such as Samsung, Nongshim, Jeju Samdasoo, Homeplus, and many more.

Besides, IU also has one of the biggest achievements in her ambassador partnerships so far: IU has been appointed as one of the global ambassadors for Gucci since March 2022 alongside EXO’s Kai, Shin Min Ah, and Lee Jung Jae.

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Gucci is a luxury fashion brand from Italy which is very well-known for its elegance and luxury design. For your information, the brand commonly gives a huge amount as a payment to the brand’s ambassador, and it is approximately US$38,646. Well, it is supposed to increase IU’s income, doesn’t it?

That’s everything about IU’s net worth and all the details about how she earns her money. All of her hard work has eventually paid off, especially since she is one of the richest musicians with all of her achievements. Let’s always root for IU and her career in the future.

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