The 4 Most Generous Korean Celebrities: IU, Jungkook, Yoo Yeon Suk and More

BTS Jung Kook house
BTS Jung Kook house
Credit: Mnet

The August 24th broadcast of Mnet’s TMI NEWS SHOW revealed the list of top 10 celebrities who are generous with a heart of gold.

IU came in at No.1 as she’s been donating money to a good cause since she made her debut in 2008. The amount of money she has so far donated is approximately $3.2 million. Reports say she is passionate about helping her alma mater and various charities in need of support. She sends incredible donations to those in need, and the amount is said to have been increasing very year. She spent almost $704,330 on charity in 2020 and $1.3 million in 2021. Her good action does not end there, as she reportedly suggested her endorsees make charitable donations.

BTS’ Jung Kook came in second as he gave his brother a luxurious apartment located in Yongsan-gu. Jung Kook first purchased it in 2019 for $2.2 million and the property is now priced at about $3 million. Reports say that it comes with a monthly maintenance fee of $598. Moreover, the singer gave out gifts to 4,980 fans when the group made a comeback with their new album. Each gift is reportedly worth about $107, and considering that they prepared the gifts for 4,980 fans, they spent $538,680 in total to surprise their fans with meaningful gifts.

Kim Hye Soo and Yoo Yeon Suk landed 8th and 9th, respectively, as they are known to be the most generous stars to their acquaintance. Kim Hye Soo has sent over 44 coffee trucks to her co-star since 2017, and the list of the celebrities she treated includes those she barely knows. Yoo Yeon Suk ranked 9th as he handed out presents for actors and staff members from the musical Gentleman’s Guide and the drama Hospital Playlist.

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