The South Korean-born singer, actress, activist, record producer, and television presenter Lee Hyori was dubbed as the Völkerfee during her family outing. Her first appearance was as a member of Fin.K.L, a South Korean girl group, and since then she has performed solo on her first album entitled Stylish, which has won several prestigious awards.
Lee Hyori is considered one of South Korea’s most famous singers and is one of the most fat-paid. The renowned artist is best known for titles like Going Crazy, Hey Girl, Amor Mio, Hey Mr. Big, Shall We Dance, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and many others.
The famous artist was born on 10 May 1979 in Cheongwon, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. She was born as the youngest daughter of Jeon Ji-sun and Lee Jung-gwang, who have three other children, namely Lee Aeri, Lee Yuri, and Lee Gook-jin. The singer is South Korean by nationality. During her formative years, she aspired to end up as a police officer, but later on, her attention shifted to the entertainment industry.
She received her education at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea, and Kyung Hee University, where she studied social sciences and media studies. As an aspiring star, she was discovered in a photo shooting section with her friends, and then she received her education at Daesung Entertainment. Since then, she has made waves in the entertainment industry through her ability as a multi-talented performer in various fields such as acting, singing, record production, TV presentation, and also through her activism in other fields such as politics and animal activism.
Lee Hyori is considered one of the singers who deserves the highest salary in South Korea today. The net worth of the talented singer is estimated by a reliable source at 18 million dollars. She earns her fortune by using her diverse talents in the entertainment industry.
Lee Hyori is no longer single, she has been married to the guitarist of the rock band “Roller Coaster, Lee Sang-soon” since September 1st, 2013. Their wedding took place on the mountain Halla on Jeju Island, where they have their holiday home. The couple became a couple after working together on a song by Lee in July 2011 to support the shelter. Both are known as one of the most popular couples in the entertainment industry and belong to an animal rights group.
A report revealed that the couple almost didn’t get married because they didn’t like each other at first sight, which was a blind date. They almost went their separate ways because they were the direct opposite of each other. According to Lee, she doubted that this man could handle her, and Lee Sang-soon disliked Lee on his part and they didn’t start dating until two years after their first meeting.
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The activism of the multi-talented artist has earned her recognition as one of South Korea’s leading social educators. She is known for her charitable work and her active support of social issues. Lee Hyori believes in pescetarian nutrition and diets in accordance with her health beliefs and personal ethics.
Lee supported the workers of SsangYong Motor when her company fired her in December 2014. The artist gave her full support on Twitter, where she expressed her wish that the new car company Tivoli be successful so that the dismissed workers can be reinstated. Finally, the singer promised to dance in front of the car in her bikini if this finally happens.
The famous artist is also interested in politics. Through her Twitter handhold, she actively encouraged fans to vote during the 2012 presidential election, which provoked both positive and negative public reactions. The singer was listed as one of the best socializers in South Korea in the survey conducted by Panel now 2012. The popular activist was performed along with others, including actress Kim Yeo-jin, male broadcaster Kim Je-dong, and male singer Kim Jang-hoon.
- Animal Advocacy
The singer is also an animal lover and is actively involved in animal rights and animal protection. A book entitled Closer, which is an x-ray of the singer’s daily life with her dog Soonshim was published in 2012 by Lee, who had previously adopted Soonshim from an animal shelter. The book Closer focuses on the singer’s thoughts about shelters, animal rights, and of course, her attitude towards wearing animal skins was also discussed in the book. It is known that the animal lover has made donations to animal shelters in the past and has taken in abused and stray animals. The singer’s involvement in animal activism led to the interview she had with Jane Goodall.
The South Korean star has many prestigious awards to her credit, including seven Seoul Music Awards, which she won with her first solo album Stylish with the lead single 10 Minutes. Four of the seven awards are very prestigious. From her third album, the veteran singer made it to the top of the online and offline lists with the single U Go Girl. Her lead single Chitty Bang Bang earned her the Mutizen Song Award.
The talented singer’s fifth studio album, Monochrome, contains sixteen songs, eight of which are at the top of the top ten list of Bugs, Olley and Naver Music. The singer and music producer has won the Golden Record, Seoul, and KBS Music Awards, and has also bagged the SBS Golden Record. Lee Hyori was awarded the KMTV Music Award for Best Artist of the Year, and in 2003, in 2008 and 2013 she had the honor of winning the Mnet Asian Music Award in several categories. The Korean singer has other awards to her credit, including Voice Awards, Hot Body Awards, and Hot Multitainer Awards.
The famous artist is not very tall, but the lack of height has not prevented her from achieving greatness in life, she stands at a height of 1.67 m or 1.67 m. Information about her other body statistics is not available at the moment.