Jung Hye-young and Sean Donation
The couple is also reported to do annual charity every anniversary, where the couple reportedly saves 10,000 won (approximately $8.96) every day. They then donate the total amount of 3,650,000 won (approximately $3,300) from a single year on their next subsequent anniversary, and have done so ever since their first wedding anniversary.
According to Koreaboo, Sean of past hip-hop duo Jinusean and his wife Jung Hye Young revealed the cost of their monthly donations to be about $27,000!
The couple had starred in a recent episode of SBS’s Healing Camp on December 22nd, where comedian and MC Kim Kyung Gyu revealed as a topic of conversation, “This couple has said that their monthly fixed donations range around $27,116.40, while their yearly income is around $3,163,300.” This beginning statement thus garnered much attention, prompting Sean to explain the cause of their huge income.
Sean explained, “I’m living busier than when I used to promote in season. I give lectures, and we had just completed a couple of CF’s. I’m also undertaking a small business venture,” adding, “[My] wife Jung Hyeyoung too doesn’t seem like she does a lot of work, but she does complete her own work yearly.”
He concluded with, “It was a donation that began with giving $10 per day. It had started from us wondering how it would be if we shared our great happiness. If there’s a general measuring cup of happiness, then ours is overflowing. Thus began our project to share the [overflowing] happiness.”
Through updates on Instagram, Sean had frequently and continuously updates his fans on services done for the community around him, and the comments are full of gratitude and praise.
The couple is also known for another donation to people who are struggling to recover from the disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. They have reportedly given the W100 million they made from appearing in an advertising together to a convalescent home for patients of Lou Gehrig’s disease (US$1=W1,135). The couple visited the Clinical Research Institute at Seoul National University Hospital in November last year to deliver the money and ask for construction of a care home for patients with the disease.
“I’m proud that my husband agreed without a second’s hesitation to the idea of donating this money,” said Jung. “He said nothing about the money that we earned from the advert for three months after we shot it. When we’d appeared in another ad together early last year, he immediately suggested to me that we donate that money, but this time he didn’t. I have to admit I was relieved thinking we’d be able to save the money for the family this time. But after meeting a friend of mine, I changed my mind. My friend told me that she never cut down on regular donations even during difficult periods, because there must be people who are struggling harder. I told Sean the story and about donating the W100 million from the advert we shot together. He said okay instantly.”
According to Chosun, Sean and Jung have been notably active in charity and voluntary work for needy people, including annual donations to celebrate their children’s birthdays and their wedding anniversary. “It’s impossible for one person to help the needy. We decided to make our donations public to encourage others to participate so that more people can benefit,” the couple said.
What a noble couple! A true representation of couple goals, isn’t it?
Jung Hye-young’s Filmography
Jung’s filmography is full of her roles in TV series. Here is the full list of her appearances on TV series.
- Dinosaur Teacher (SBS, 1993)
- Our Vines (SBS, 1995)
- Kka Chi (SBS, 1995)
- You Are So Nice (SBS, 1995)
- Jazz (SBS, 1995)
- Starting to Happy (SBS, 1997)
- My Lady (KBS, 1997)
- Legend of Heroes (MBC, 1997)
- Mr. Right (KBS2, 1998)
- For Love (MBC, 1998)
- The Jewelry Box in My Heart (MBC, 2001)
- Lovers (MBC, 2002)
- To Be With You (KBS1, 2002)
- Swan Lake (MBC, 2003)
- Sister-in-law (MBC, 2003)
- Phoenix (MBC, 2004)
- Lawyers (MBC, 2005)
- 90 Days, Time to Love (MBC, 2006)
- Goong S (MBC, 2007) (cameo)
- Spotlight (MBC, 2008) (cameo, ep 1)
- East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
- The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
- Playful Kiss (MBC, 2010)
- Gu Family Book (MBC, 2013)
- Parting Left (MBC, 2018)