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How Did Rain & Kim Tae Hee Become The Richest Celebrity Couple In South Korea?

Rain & Kim Tae Hee Richest Couple

Rain and Kim Tae Hee have been together for five years now. They are known in South Korea’s Entertainment industry as one of the most powerful couples. Currently, Rain and Kim Tae Hee are the richest celebrity couple in South Korea. Looking at the two’s history, fans often wonder how Rain and Kim Tae Hee became the richest couple in the country. The two have very different upbringings. While Kim Tae Hee was born in a rich family, Rain hailed from an average middle-class family.

The only thing common between the two was their popularity and their huge name in the entertainment industry. Both Kim Tae Hee and Rain have been moderate about their love life in public, and the fans love it. The power couple as they’ve been very unproblematic throughout their relationship. Wondering about how the two went from the rising stars in South Korea to be the richest couple in South Korea’s Entertainment Industry? Here’s a look at the whole timeline!!

Rain & Kim Tae Hee Richest Couple

Rain & Kim Tae Hee are one of the richest couples in South Korea’s Entertainment Industry.

Rain’s Rise To Success: From A Failed K-pop Idol To One Of The Succesful Entertainers…

Jung Ji Hoon is one of the most popular solo idols in the early 2000s. In 1998, he made his idol debut with the boyband ‘FANCLUB’. But with no commercial success, the band had to disband in two years. Wanting to become an artist, Ji Hoon had a hard time getting started considering he didn’t have the double eyelids. But with Park Jin Young looking at Ji Hoon’s passion, he recruited him as a trainee in the company. Starting his career as a k-pop trainee with JYP Entertainment in 2000 as a backup dancer, Ji Hoon soon made his solo debut.

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Becoming Rain…

Claiming his name as Rain, Ji Hoon became one of the most successful solo artists. And by 2005, Rain was touring over eight countries for concerts. In 2008, Rain also started his own clothing line named ‘Six to Five,’ which became a huge success. Rain’s popularity soon moved to Japan and China, and the singer released a few Japanese albums. Later on, he also went on to perform at the Beijing Olympic closing ceremony in 2008. By 2013, Rain became a global sensation and signed with Cube Entertainment. After a few more tours, Rain decided to bid goodbye to the company and started his own venture.

Rain & Kim Tae Hee Richest Couple

Rain did six months of training in martial arts with stunt choreographers for the movie ‘Ninja Assassin.

In 2015, Rain announced that he’d be starting his own entertainment agency and also made his comeback with the new team. Known as the Rain Company, the agency is home to artists like Ciipher and Oh Yeju. Throughout his music career, Rain also made his acting debut and established himself as an amazing actor. In 2020, he also got the title of GQ Korea’s Man of the Year. The actor is all set to make his acting comeback with the 2022 k-drama Ghost Doctor alongside Kim Bum.

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Kim Tae Hee’s Rise To Success: From A SNU Fashion Major To A Successful Actor

Starting her career as a model in commercials, Kim Tae Hee made her acting debut with the film ‘Last Present’ in 2001. Thanks to her mesmerizing beauty, the actress was scouted by an agent at a subway station. But the actress only got popular after playing the role of evil stepsister in the 2003 SBS k-drama “Stairway To Heaven“. Being active in the industry for over a decade, Tae Hee became a part of several hit k-dramas like  ‘Love Story in Harvard,’ ‘Forbidden Love,’ ‘Yong-pal,’ ‘The Restless,’ and ‘Iris’.

Rain & Kim Tae Hee Richest Couple

Kim Tae Hee made Music Video appearances in Letter by g.o.d, Only by The Jun, and Don’t Go Away by Park Yong Ha.

Focusing on her relationship for a while, Kim Tae Hee made her acting comeback with Netflix’s ‘Hey Bye Mama’ in 2020. Throughout her career, the actress has won 18 awards from KBS Drama Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards. While the actress’ acting and brain have played an important role in her successful investments, the actress has a powerful backup. Coming from a rich family, Kim Tae Hee is the daughter of the chairman of Hankook Union Transportation Company. The company has a turnover of over 15 billion Korean won (US$12.9 million).

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How Did Rain and Kim Tae Hee Get Married?

When Rain revealed that he fell in love with Kim Tae Hee when she was putting her socks on, fans found it hard to believe. Tae Hee and Rain met in 2011 on the set of an advertisement that they were supposed to shoot together. Acting as a couple for the camera, it was a matter of months that Rain and Tae Hee fell in love. In 2012 as Rain went away for his military enlistment, the two also announced their relationship. And with Rain’s discharge from the military, he and Tae Hee were spotted on a lot of private dates and outings.

Kim Tae Hee and Rain filmed their first commercial as a married couple in February 2020 for the natural latex bed “La Cloud”.

Known as one of the hottest couples, Kim Tae Hee and Rain soon announced that they’d be tying the knot soon. Even though the couple was very open about their relationship, they got married secretly in a private ceremony with their close ones. Currently, the couple has a lovely family together. Soon after her wedding in 2017, Tae Hee announced that she was expecting their first child. She gave birth to a beautiful girl in October 2017. Later in 2019, the actress announced that she was expecting again and gave birth to her second daughter. The actor couple has kept their daughters away from the limelight.

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How Did Rain & Kim Tae Hee Become The Richest Couple In South Korea’s Entertainment Industry?

Together, Rain and Kim Tae Hee have assets and investments of over $98 million. Since their marriage in 2017, the love birds have not only profited in their love life but also in their finances. Rain and Kim Tae Hee’s combined net worth has grown over 30% in five years. The couple has invested in a lot of properties that have benefitted them over the years. The actors own buildings and houses in both South Korea and the States. While properties are just the cherry on the top, the actors’ major sources of income are acting and endorsement deals.

Rain is a workaholic and Kim Tae Hee used to be a tomboy but worked on herself.

A Look At The Properties Owned By Kim Tae Hee and Rain

Active in the industry for over two decades, both Rain and Tae Hee have been faces of several brands for years. Kim Tae Hee alone owns a US$5.1 million villa in Seoul’s Hannam district, three buildings in Gangnam, which are worth around US$16 million, and an estimated US$17.1 million invested in other real estate holdings. On the other side, Rain owns a US$5.3 million worth villa and a US$21.4 million worth shopping center in Cheongdam. He also owns a $6 million worth house in the Itaewon district in Seoul that’s closer to several schools. (The property sparked the rumor that the couple was moving near the schools for their kids.)

In 2020, the power couple went on to buy another house in California, which was worth $2 million. The Gangnam building generates over $72.3K in monthly rent. Together, they own $51 million worth of properties in Seoul.

Another Source of Income…

Throughout his successful years, Rain has been the face of several brands. Till now, he’s advertised for Anchor Beer, Levi Strauss, Lotte Hotels and Resorts, CUCKOO, and Gucci, just to name a few. Kim Tae Hee has also been a part of several brand endorsement deals like the cosmetic brand Cellitron, Botalab, and OHUI. Recently the couple got together after a decade to shoot a commercial together for a mattress brand and a massage chair brand. In 2021, Rain also joined Mnet’s Survival Show ‘Hangout With Yoo’ and mentored the new k-pop group SSAK3 alongside Lee Hyori and Yoo Jae Suk.

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