Yoo Jae Suk is a comedian, television personality and host from South Korea. He is currently working with the FNC Entertainment, and he has hosted a variety of shows on South Korean televisions. Today let’s learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Yoo Jae Suk in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Yoo Jae Suk was born on the 14th of August 1972 in South Korea. He was born and brought up in a family of three siblings, and he was the eldest. He attended Seoul Institute of Arts, but he did not finish his learning due to the busy schedule he had as a standup comedian.
Jae got married to Na Kyung-Eun in 2008. She is an announcer at MBC, and the two once appeared together in the ‘Infinite Challenge’ show. The couple has been lucky enough, and they sired one son Yoo Ji-who was born in 2010.
He is very actively involved in charity, and he has generously donated towards various causes. They include the Pohang earthquake victims, House of sharing a foundation, among others.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
The comedian had a passion for comedy when he was still at school, and he used to mimic other people at an early age. He, however, made his debut in comedy in 1991 at KBS Comedian festival that was for college students only. He had a great performance, and he became more famous.
In 2000, he decided to venture into TV anchoring where he did programs like ‘Running Man’ and also the ‘Infinite Challenge’. His big break came after the show ‘Live and Enjoy Together’. He was the host of ‘X-Man’ show that became very popular. It led to him getting more offers, and his star was brightly shining. That was the time that he got his nickname ‘Nation’s MC.
In 2012, he appeared in the ‘Gangnam Style’ music video alongside PSY. This became very successful, and it made them even more famous. The comedian is the Co-host of the show ‘Come to Play’ and also ‘Happy Together Season 3’ which is among the longest running shows in Korea, and it is very highly rated. The comedian has done many collaborations with various people.
Through his career, the comedian has won several accolades including MBC Entertainment Awards, Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, Nickelodeon Korea Kid’s Choice Awards among many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
The comedian has a net worth of approximately $11 million. He has made his fortune in his career as a comedian. He is the highest paid television personality in Korea, and he is a most sought person by major companies for endorsements. All this has amounted to millions of dollars.
Yoo Jae Suk is today a very famous comedian, not only in Korea but also in the whole world at large. He dropped out of school, and his parents were much worried about his future but he has shown much commitment and effort, and he has become a millionaire over the years.