PSY is a well-known South Korean singer who is also a record producer, songwriter, and rapper. He is best known for releasing the internationally hit single called “Gangnam Style”. His video on YouTube exceeded more than 2.96 billion views. PSY is known as the Viral Star of 2012. He is often recognised as the “King of YouTube”. He has performed on many global television shows along with international artists.
Let’s find out how much is PSY’s net worth in 2018 And how did he manage to accumulate all the wealth and fame.
PSY Early Life
Park Jae-sang, better known by the name of “PSY” was born on December 31, 1977, in Gangnam District, South Korea to his parents Kim Young-hee and Park Won-Ho.
He went to Banpo Elementary School and had also attended the Sehwa High School. He did not like school and used to be known as “class clown”. After completing his schooling, he went to the United States to attend Boston University. However, he dropped out and opted to go to Berklee College of Music.
In 2006, Psy got married to his girlfriend, Yoo Hye-Yeon. The couple has twin daughters. He has made several records, and his video “Gangnam Style” became the first video on YouTube to hit the one billion mark.
In 2001, he was arrested for possessing marijuana. He has also performed in the anti-American concert.
PSY Career, Awards & Achievement
In February 2001, PSY released his debut studio album called ‘PSY from the Psycho World’. A year later, he released his second album entitled ‘Ssa2’. In the same year, he went on to release 3 Mai’.
His first No. 1 album called ‘Ssajib’ became available in July 2006. This was followed by ‘PsyFive’ in 2010. In 2012, PSY released ‘PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1’. The album ‘Chiljib PSY-Da’ got released in December 2015. His latest studio album entitled ‘4X2=8’ was released in May 2017.
Additionally, in July 2005, he released his remix album called ‘Remake & Mix 18 Beon’ in July 2005. He has also released one live album and 25 music videos.
As a lead artist, he has released 23 singles including “Home Run”, “We Are The One”, “Entertainer”, “In My Eyes”, “Right Now”, “Oppa Is Just My Style”, “Hangover”, “I Luv It”, “Nepal Baji”, “Gentleman”, and “Daddy”. His hit single “Gangnam Style” was released in 2012.
PSY has also appeared in many TV shows like ‘Heroes of Remix’, ‘Superstar K4’, ‘Dream High 2’, ‘Fantastic Duo 2’, ‘Radio Star’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, and ‘Beautiful Days’. In 2016, he was seen in the film ‘From Vegas to Macau III’.
In 2012, PSY won the American Music Awards for New Media Award. He is the winner of three Gaon Chart Music Awards and has won two Golden Disc Awards. In 2013, he won the Hall of Game Awards. He is also the winner of two Korean Music Awards, six Melon Music Awards, and seven Mnet Asian Music Awards. In 2013, he won the Nickelodeon Korea Kids Choice Awards and was the winner of the 2014 World Music Awards.
Net Worth of PSY
PSY has an estimated net worth of more than $60 million. He owes this fortune to the success of the single “Gangnam Style”. The video of this song became viral on YouTube and went on to amass over 2.96 billion views. Part of his wealth also comes by appearing on television and films. He has successfully released many albums. In 2012, he earned over $40 million through concerts and TV commercials. His personal income for the year was $28 million.
PSY is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. He gained worldwide popularity through Gangnam Style. It is one of his greatest career achievements. In 2012, it entered in The Yale Book of Quotations. PSY has met several global personalities including Ban Ki-moon. He is known for his stage performances and humorous videos.