Who is Key Shinee?
Born Kim Ki-Bum under the sign of Libra on the 23rd of September 1991, in Daegu, South Korea, Key is a 26-year-old Asian singer, rapper, dancer, radio host, actor and promotional model, perhaps best known for being the vocalist, lead dancer and lead rapper of one of the most popular K-Pop boy groups – “SHINee.” He has had a number of other jobs across various branches of the entertainment industry in his often lucrative career since 2008.
Early Life and Education
Key – apparently an only child – was raised by his grandmother in his birthplace, as his mother was very sick after giving birth, and his father was busy with work, though the names and professions of both of his parents are unspecified. It is unknown when he took an interest in what he does today, as well as any of his childhood hobbies. Unfortunately, his grandmother passed away on the 23rd of September 2014, which we know from his own announcement on Instagram on October 10th of the same year – as he himself explained it, he announced his grandmother’s death personally because he didn’t want the company he works for to announce it through the media. As per his education, he attended Yeong Shin Middle School in his hometown, which at the age of 14 he represented in various water-skiing competitions. Other items of interest are that he always hated carrots, and that he was bullied in high school. After his matriculation, he joined Myongji University, from where he graduated with a degree in film and musical. He is now attending Woosuk University, working on his postgraduate degree in culture and education contents development.
As for his romantic involvements, not much is known about Key’s love life, due to his as well as his company’s secrecy, It is rumored that he may be in a relationship with the KARA group’s ex-member Nicole, started by fans only because they can be seen in certain pictures together, but neither of the celebrities have confirmed it, and it’s been refuted by Key’s company.
A Known Philanthropist
What is Key’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Key is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Key’s accumulated wealth is over $6 million, his modest fortune made as an actor and rapper, the most from his membership of the “SHINee” K-Pop boy group. As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
2013 Taipei Fanmeeting #KimKibum Miss him?？ #KIBUM ’s new movie #MyKitchenLover is about to be shown in China on June 15th！We will upload the theme song he sang and movie trailer very soon? pic.twitter.com/LoXJ3eB4nU
— Gachando1106 (@Gachando1) May 29, 2018
Concerning the physical attributes of the young rapper, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) and his current weight is 127lbs (58kg). His hair is currently dyed orange and his eyes are light brown, while his body shape is generally described as slim.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Key seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as his presence is quite ubiquitous on most social media networks. His Facebook page has almost 600,000 followers, his Twitter account has over 70,000, and his Instagram account more than 5.6 million fans.