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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 06:52:56 PM »
A few years ago I was at Caesars Palace in Vegas and there was like 100 hot Korean girls fawning over some guy walking through the Casino.  I guess it was Rain and he had a concert there the following night.  Never heard of the guy <shrug>

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 09:08:35 AM »

The first Rain drama that I watched was "Full House" (2004) with Song Hye-kyo as the female lead.  It was incredibly popular for the time and had >40% ratings in Korean market and also popular abroad.  However he would never replicate the same level of success in later TV dramas, versus Song Hye-Kyo's later success in "Descendants of the Sun".

I liked Full House but for K drama of that era, I think Coffee Prince (2007) with Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-Hye was better.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_House_(South_Korean_TV_series)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_Prince_(2007_TV_series)

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 10:59:09 AM »
Only 2M house?  Guess Korean celebrities don't get paid as much as Americans?

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 12:26:04 PM »
Only 2M house?  Guess Korean celebrities don't get paid as much as Americans?

It's probably his 10th home. :)
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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 01:46:18 PM »
Only 2M house?  Guess Korean celebrities don't get paid as much as Americans?

It's not comparable due to market size difference.  For HBO's Game of Thrones, the top paid actors/actresses were paid $500,000 per episode in season 7, and $700,000 per episode in season 8.  Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) was paid $212,000 per episode.

In South Korea the top paid TV drama actors/actresses earn $20,000 to $140,000 per episode for the evening dramas that typically runs for 16 episodes.  Lee Byung Hun was paid 150 million won ($140K USD) per episode in Mister Sunshine, which ran for extended 24 episodes.  His total pay was ~$3.2 million USD for 24 episode drama.  Kit Harrington got paid just as much for 7 episodes in season 7 of GoT.

If we look at production budget, Game of Thrones season 8 cost over $15 million per episode, versus Korea's "Arthdal Chronicals" (now on Netflix) cost $3 million per episode.

As for Rain, he has his wife has been in the entertainment industry for 2 decades.  Rain's estimated net worth is $18 million USD, but he has his wife own combined $43 million worth of real estate in SK.  He has been investing in RE for years.  In 2008 he bought $10 million USD commercial property in Gangnam.


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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 02:50:56 PM »
Only 2M house?  Guess Korean celebrities don't get paid as much as Americans?

Just FYI, Kim Tae Hee and Rain owns $6+ million house in Seoul, Korea.  This home is probably like a vacation home for kids to goto school and for their U.S. career.

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 03:00:11 PM »
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2019/06/688_270580.html

Coming soon...  Rain and his wife shopping at Zion.  ^_^;;

For those unfamiliar, Rain starred in 2009 "Ninja Assassin":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_Assassin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_(entertainer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Tae-hee

I wonder which neighborhood.  Probably OH or Altair.

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2019, 11:51:08 AM »
They bought in Cadence Park per....sources.

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2019, 01:08:08 PM »
They bought in Cadence Park per....sources.

If that’s the case. Not Max ROI
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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2019, 01:01:46 PM »
Anti-fan's and sour grapes on the internet are claiming that they're planning to give birth (2nd baby) in the US.  She is due in Sept.

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2019, 01:28:21 PM »
Anti-fan's and sour grapes on the internet are claiming that they're planning to give birth (2nd baby) in the US.  She is due in Sept.

And the rumor mill thinks it's a boy so that he could avoid military service.

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2019, 02:18:36 PM »
What?!? No gated community to keep out the paparazzi.

They bought in Cadence Park per....sources.

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Re: Actress Kim Tae-hee buys $2 million house in Irvine
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2019, 04:46:54 PM »
Anti-fan's and sour grapes on the internet are claiming that they're planning to give birth (2nd baby) in the US.  She is due in Sept.

And the rumor mill thinks it's a boy so that he could avoid military service.


If that was the intention, I don't think they would wait this late when the baby is due in 3 months.

Anyways, I expect to see photos of Rain and his family on local Korean restaurant walls in near future.

In the mean time...  /me huggles tickets for Twice concert in July   :D

 

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