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Nancy Jewel McDonie is a South Korean singer and actress who has a net worth of $5 Million. She is best known for being a former member and the lead vocalist of the famous girl group called “Momoland”.

In addition, Nancy also served as lead dancer, visual, center, and maknae for the group which was formed by MLD Entertainment. She performed at numerous concerts along with other members of Momoland including Ahin, Hyebin, Yeonwoo, Jane, Nayun, JooE, Kim Taeha, and Daisy. 

What is Nancy Jewel McDonie’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$5 Million
BornApril 13, 2000
CountrySouth Korea
Salary (Annual)$600,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Nancy Jewel McDonie was born on April 13th, 2000, in Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. She is of American descent on her father Richard Jowel McDonie’s side and has Korean roots on her mom Lee Myeong-ju’s side.

Nancy grew up in Ohio, United States, with her older Brenda who is Cellist. Her father served in the US Army for about 20 years before he was promoted to Korea in the 1990s. There he married and had his first daughter Brenda and then second daughter Nancy, born in 2000 in South Korea.

After the birth of Nancy, the family returned to Nancy’s dad Richard’s hometown in Ohio, the United States in 2001. Upon arriving in the US, Nancy had a language problem, so she learned English. However, she is fluent in Korean.

Nancy’s Korean name was Lee Geu-ro but she changed that to Lee Geu-roo, confirmed in May 2019. As a child, her family members also call her with her nickname Spinach. In terms of education, she went on to complete her studies at Hanlim Multi Art School in Seoul, South Korea, graduating in 2018.


Nancy developed an interest in acting and modeling at an early age. While growing up she participated as a trainee in Nega Network.

In 2011, she began her music career by auditioning for the reality TV show “Korea’s Got Talent” as a member of the hip-hop group named “Cutie Pies”. The group wound up reaching the semi-finals that year.

From there, she started appearing in different reality TV shows including The Unlimited Show (2011–2013), Mak Ee Rae Show: Just Do It Expedition (2012), Hangul Train ChipoI Am The Actor and Mak Irae Show.

Nancy Jewel McDonie as seen in an Instagram post
Nancy Jewel McDonie as seen in an Instagram post


The turning point of Nancy’s career came in 2016 when she participated in the reality show “Finding Momoland”. In this Mnet reality show, Nancy earned success by securing the first position. She became the youngest member of the girl group “Momoland” founded by MLD Entertainment.

In November 2016, the group dropped their mini album “Welcome to Momoland” and then performed at M Countdown. Later that year, her music caught the attention of another music group known as “Sunny Girls”.

She quickly joined this group Sunny Girls and began performing with the likes of Gugudan’s Nayoung, WJSN’s Cheng Xiao, Oh My Girl’s YooA, and GFriend’s Eunha. In December of that year, Sunny Girls got a chance to perform at the 2016 SBS Gayo Daejeon. Nancy Jewel McDonie has a net worth of $5 Million.

Further Success

The girl group Momoland came to the spotlight after releasing their third mini-album called “Great!” which includes the lead single “Bboom Bboom”. This song became a massive hit released in January 2018 via Dublekick Company.

Bboom Bboom reached number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart and number 4 on Oricon Singles Chart. Momoland followed that up by releasing their fourth album “Fun to the World” with its lead track “Baam”. Again the song became a commercial success on Gaon Music Chart after being the fifteen best-selling track of July 2018.

Along with Momoland, Nancy dropped several EPs and tracks including Freeze!, Koong! Kwang!Wonderful LoveI’m So Hot, Show Me, and JJan!

Other Ventures

As a member of the Momoland girl group, Nancy won numerous awards and gained popularity all across the world. The group was working under the South Korean record label ” MLD Entertainment” but in January 2023 their contract expired.

Following this Momoland members decided to depart from MLD Entertainment in February of that year. Soon, Nancy caught the attention of Aria Diamond with whom she signed in March 2023.

Despite the music, Nancy has been cast in a number of shows such as Thumb Light, and a web series Some Light. Later, she had a lead role in Tooniverse’s Nangam School season two. Additionally, she was featured in music videos for acts like SNUPER and MC Gree. 

The singer has done work for the show Pops in Seoul as the hostess. She stated that her biggest inspiration is American singer Krystal Jung. As one of the most beautiful faces of 2018, she endorses several brands including modeling for the skincare brand “Some By Mi” in early 2020.

Career Highlights

  • Momoland (Being a member of the girl group)
  • Bboom Bboom (Song with Momoland, 2018)
  • Baam (Song, 2018)
  • Being listed on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” (Ranked number 18)

Nancy Jewel McDonie Net Worth

Nancy Jewel is one of the most beautiful singers in the Korean music scene. She has been making music since 2011. Nancy rose to fame in 2016 when she became the lead performer in the popular girl group “Momoland”.

She accumulated a lot of wealth and fame throughout her successful music career. Her source of fortune comes from various sources including her appearances on television shows, singing on live shows, as well as hosting reality shows. As of 2023, Nancy Jewel McDonie’s net worth is estimated to be $5 Million.

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