Kim Jonghyun Net Worth: Kim Jonghyun simply known as Jonghyun was a South Korean singer, songwriter and radio host. He is best known as the singer of popular Korean band Shinee. As of 2017, Kim Jonghyun had an estimated net worth of $600,000.
Jonghyun became the member of Shinee in 2008. Other members of the groups are Onew, Key, Minho and Taemin. They were formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2008. The boy band first debuted with the release of first EP titled “Replay” with their lead single “Replay”. After couple of months, they released their first Korean album “The Shinee World” which was a huge success winning the Newcomer Album of the Year at 23rd Golden Disk Awards.
Jonghyun along with the band was getting huge praise from their fans and in 2010, Jonghyun along with TRAX’ Jay, Kyuhyun and Jino released their debut mini album “Miss You”. In 2015, he went solo and released his first mini album “Base”. The album was a huge success and got multiple collaborations with artists outside of South Korea like Younha, Wheesung and Zion. T. the album entered at first place on Billboard’s World Album and Gaon Album Chart.
Jonghyun was also heavily involved in the boy band “Shinee”. In 2012, the group released album “Sherlock” which became 5th most sold album of the year with over 180,000 copies sold. The band was also included in Forbes list of Korea Power Celebrity in 2014 and in 2016.
Jonghyun’s popularity began to rise all over South Korea. He got praise for his writing, organizing and composing an album, and also having a talent in songwriting, producing and dancing. Insight Korea mentioned him as one of seven group members who seemed to have been “born to music”.
On December 18, 2017, Jonghyun was found unconscious at his apartment in Southern Seoul. It is believed that he committed suicide. Investigators believe that he died from inhaling toxic fumes. Inside the room they found burned charcoal briquettes, he was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead later that evening.