Psy Net Worth : $25 Million
PSY is famous for his international hit song “Gangnam Style” and probably the most popular K-pop singer on the planet. Yes, you guessed it right. Park Jae sang also known as PSY, is a South Korean musician who took the music world by storm in 2012.
He is what you would call a jack of all trades when it comes to show business. He is a rapper, record producer, dancer, songwriter, television personality and to cap it all, a comedic genius. He was born into an affluent family in 1977.
His mother owns a chain of restaurants, and his father is the chairman of DI Corporation. PSY together with other family members own 30% of the company. PSY is certainly an incredible musician but makes a different impression in the academic realm. PSY flunked through elementary school and was dubbed the class clown.
In 1996, PSY left for the USA to pursue a degree in business administration at Boston University. He lost interest in his studies and instead, spent his tuition fees on entertainment equipment and musical instruments.
He later decided to follow up with his passion by pursuing a degree at the Berklee College of Music. He attended lessons in music synthesis and contemporary writing, but he later dropped out. He returned to Korea to pursue his career in music.
PSY released his debut album PSY from Psycho world, which was a commercial flop after it was fined by the South Korean government for having inappropriate content.
His subsequent album received the same fate thanks to PSY’s unconventional demeanor. PSY’s second and third albums were successful which saw him receive accolades and awards. He released his fifth album PsyFive, which was banned from under 19 audiences for its “obscene lyrics” Despite receiving several bans Psy still managed to top the Korean music charts.
PSY rose to international fame after he released the video of the song “Gangnam Style” in 2012. The song became a viral hit thanks to its catchy tune and ridiculously funny video. With over 1.9 Billion views, it became the most viewed YouTube video of all times.
He is credited with breaking cultural and language barriers with the hit song. The Korean song has topped the charts in over 28 countries. How else would you explain the phenomenon? High-profile individuals and Hollywood A-listers joined the Gangnam craze.
David Cameron has confessed to dancing to “Gangnam Style” a time or two, and you wouldn’t guess who else has admitted to having a strong liking for the song - Barrack Obama! No, not the Barrack Obama in YouTube parody videos. The President of USA admitted he does PSY’s infamous dance in the White House.
How big can one single get? The fame of his song has earned him his first certificate ever, literally. He received a certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most liked YouTube video. PSY released his 19th single in 2013 dubbed “Gentleman.”
It has been viewed over 1.5 billion times on YouTube and has already broken the record for the most viewed video for its first 24 hours. Psy has also dabbled as an actor and has featured in the Korean film Wet dreams.
The self-invented musician will be soaring to greater heights and is a man to watch out for in the show business. The success of “Gangnam Style” has catapulted his net worth to an impressive $25 million.