Celebrated Name: IU
Real Name/Full Name: Lee Ji-Eun
Gender: Female
Age: 31 years old
Birth Date: May 16, 1993
Birth Place: Songjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Height: 1.61 meters
Weight: 50kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Husband/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): Yes (Jang Ki Ha)
Is IU a Lesbian? No
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $20 million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Lee Ji-Eun, known by her stage name as IU, is an actress and songwriter from South Korea. She took part in auditioning for various organizations during her high school years. She anticipated becoming a talented singer.

Her fame came to light when her song became the top hitting song on Korean Gaon Digital Chart.

Maybe you know about IU very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in [current date format=’Y’]? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of IU’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Lee Ji-Eun sired on May 16, 1993, in Songjeong-Seoul, South Korea.

Lee Ji-Eun’s interest in making a career in the entertainment sector rose, and she commenced attending acting classes.

After completing elementary education, the financial situation at IU’s home began to worsen. Her family decided to move to Uijeongbu in Gyeonggi Province to enable their business needs to meet.

During one of the school’s competition events, IU was among those who participated in singing. The whole school applauded for her performance as it was exquisite. The little performance was the turning point of IU in entirely chasing her singing career.

IU took part in 20 auditions; however, she did not make it at the end. Many firms coned to her.

IU used to do her singing practices at Bangbae, Seoul.

In 2008, IU made her first appearance, despite being placed amidst other girls.

Lee Ji-Eun (IU) used to stay at the studio because of her living situation.

At the studio, she could be able to access food as well as place to rest.

Lee Ji-Eun derived her stage name IU from ‘I’ and ‘U,’ signifying the oneness between the stage artists ‘I ‘and the audience, ‘U.’

Lee Ji-Eun (IU) did not attend most of her classes and resulted in poor performance in her exams, except Korean literature, which she performed admirably. In 2012, Lee Ji-Eun graduated from Dongduk High school. She later decided to quit the continuation of college education and significant in her singing career.

Personal Life

Lee Ji-Eun is in a romantic relationship with her beloved sweetheart, Jang Ki Ha. The two have dated for long, from 2013 to date.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on May 16, 1993, IU is 31 years old as of today’s date [current date]. Her height is 1.61m tall, and her weight is 50 kg.


Lee Ji-Eun trained for ten years to perfect her skills in singing. She released ‘Lost Child,’ her first single song. On September 18, 2008, IU performed the song live on “M!” countdown program. During the performance, the audience threw insults at her, making her discouraged. However, discouragements are what build us, and the song received financial success.

Lee Ji-Eun (IU) released her studio album, Growing Up on April 23, 2009, and ‘Boo’ was the single lead song in the collection. “Boo” received a meaningful response from the public, and the song received more votes and termed as ‘number one contender on the popular music program, Inkigayo.

Lee Ji-Eun took part in her very first soundtracks via two MBC television film, Strike Love and Queen Seondeok. As time went by, IU ‘s fame rose, and she made regular appearances on shows such as you Hee-Leos Sketchbook, Star Golden Bell, etc.

She has made acoustic covers of songs like Bing Bang’s Sky, Super Junior’s ‘Sorry Sorry,’ and Girl’s Generation’s ‘Gee.’

At the end of 2009, IU secured a job at a television station when she finally became one. She was a host of music charts on Gom TV while appearing as a guest on radio stations like Volume Up, Kiss the radio, etc.

Kim Etana and Lee Ji-Eun released a song known as ‘Nagging.’ The song received much success that it remained the leading position on Gaon Digital Chart.  The song used to play frequently on ‘We got married’s season two film. The song received Mutizen Award and was the first on the list of Music Bank.

IU maintained her public visibility by taking part in Heroes film. During the shooting of Heroes film, Lee Ji-Eun and other actors and actresses had only two-to-three hour’s schedule of resting.

Just after taking part in Heroes film, Lee Ji-Eun featured in Dream High, a teen drama film. In the movie, Lee Ji-Eun (IU) released ‘Someday’ soundtrack, which became the leading hitting songs on Gaon Digital Chart. The song made over 2 million digital copies by the end of 2011. The soundtrack song is the bestselling singles produced by IU.

IU released Palette, her fourth studio album. The song received success, where it was the first on the list of hit songs, sales, and downloads. The song contained a message about Lee Ji-Eun’s life. Palette received a lot of awards such as Best Pop Album, Best Album of the year and record of the year.

IU featured in My Mister, where she acted as Lee Ji-an. The film got commercial success as well as impressing critics from the audience. It had ratings of 7.3, and it became the highest-rated film in Korea. Lee Ji-Eun’s performance applauded too.

She will take part in Dream film, directed by Lee Byeong-Heon.

Awards & Achievements

IU is a successful lady in her career, and she has received awards like 11 Melon Music Awards, 5 Korean Music Awards, Daesang Awards, and 5 Seoul Music Awards, among many more.

Net Worth & Salary of IU in [current date format=’Y’]

IU Net Worth
IU Net Worth

As of July 2024, IU has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. Lee Ji-Eun’s career as an actress and a singer has enabled her to accumulate an estimated net worth of $20 million.

She also worked as a TV host and a radio presenter, and this also adds up to the net worth she has.

Despite rocks on IU’s paths, she never stumbles. She is a seed that many try to plant but flourishes again. Her hardworking abilities in her career have taken her far. She has received countless awards from her original and impressive work in her career.



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