Sung Kang is an American actor with a net worth of $8 Million. He came to the spotlight after playing the role of Han Lue in the “Fast & Furious franchise”. His appearance in the film helped him to gain a lot of popularity across the globe.
Sung has been working in the entertainment industry since 2000, making his acting debut in an episode of the TV series “Felicity” in 1999. However, he had his first significant role in the 2002 crime drama film “Better Luck Tomorrow”.
What is Sung Kang’s Net Worth?
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Sung Kang was born on April 8th, 1972, in Gainesville, Georgia. His parents were South Korean immigrants and later moved to the United States. There is not much information available about his parents but we do know that Sung’s mother is from Korea.
His parents divorced when he was still young, so his mother became an African American person. Sung Kang relocated to Barstow, California after his high school graduation. There he went to the University of California, Riverside.
Growing up, Sung had no interest in acting, Instead, he wanted to become a mime artist. He used to research cars and often visits his neighbor’s garage. Sung eventually developed an interest in acting when he was studying at the University. But his parents didn’t support him to pursue that career because they wanted him to study law.
Sung Kang began his career in 1999, appearing in an episode titled The Love Bug of the drama series “Felicity”. That same year, he made his film debut in the comedy flick “Mystery Men”. From there, Kang continued to guest appeared in television shows.
In 2002 he had his first big role in Justin Lin’s crime drama film “Better Luck Tomorrow”. Sung got the role of Han Lue which earned him more acting gigs. Later that year, he was part of the film “Antwone Fisher”.
In 2004 he played Doran in the martial arts action film “Forbidden Warrior”. Next year, he became cast in the American comedy movie “The Motel” where he had the character of Sam.
Sung Kang had a big break when he was named to appear in the hit “Fast & Furious franchise”. He reprised his role as Han Lue in “The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift”. Before auditioning for the role, Sung started searching about the drifting culture in Japan.
Sung Kang’s outstanding performance as Han Lue in The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift forced director Justin Lin to bring him back for the following movies. Sung continued to reprise his character of Han Leu for the Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, as well as the short movie, Los Bandoleros.
In 2007, Kang played the role of Goi, an FBI agent in Jet Li’s hit movie “War”. He also appeared in two movies “Finishing the Game” and “Live Free or Die Hard”. Sung rose to fame once again in 2013 after being featured in the action thriller film “Bullet to the Head”. He had a lead role alongside Sylvester Stallone.
Sung’s appearance in Fast & Furious caught the attention of Chris Morgan who created the Fox TV series, Gang Related and cast him as an FBI Agent Tae Kim. The role was created by Chris just for Sung Kang and he played well. Sung Kang has a net worth of $8 Million.
In January 2020, Sung launched his YouTube channel under the name “Sung’s Garage“. A month later he uploaded his first video, “Welcome To Sung’s Garage”. From that point on, Sung continued to upload content which mostly includes his cars and podcasts with other content creators.
Kang promoted the social media campaign called #JusticeForHan. As a result, he grabbed the attention of a larger audience and reprised his role in “F9” which was released in 2021. Additionally, he appeared in the superhit film “Fast X” in 2023.
Despite acting, Sung was featured in South Korean boy band G.o.d.’s music video for the song “Lies” which came out in 2000. Then he appeared in Far East Movement‘s “Round Round” music in 2006. He followed this up by appearing in Far East Movement’s other music video “Satisfaction”.
Upon his success in acting, Sung tried his hand at business, launching his watch with Perrelet in 2016. Before this, he had a Saketini restaurant in Brentwood, LA, California, which shut down in the early months of 2013.
- Porsche 914-8 1974 “98”
- Buick Grand National 1987 “Buddy”
- Datsun 320 1963 “Oppa”
- Datsun 240z 1971 “Doc”
- Datsun 240Z 1976 “G Money”
- Datsun 240Z 1973 “Fugu Z”
- The Fast & the Furious film franchise (2006-2009-2011-2013-2023)
- Bullet to the Head (Film, 2013)
- Better Luck Tomorrow (Film, 2002)
- Power (Drama series 2017–2020)
Sung Kang Net Worth
Sung Kang is one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. He is worldwide known for playing the role of “Han Lue” in Fast & Furious. Sung not only gained popularity across the globe, he also accumulated millions of dollars from his appearance in the Fast & Furious film franchise.
Sung Kang has more than 63 acting credits under his belt including his film and TV roles. Moreover, he also provided his vocals for the character of Han Lue in the video game “Fast & Furious: Showdown” in 2013. As of 2023, Sung Kang’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million.
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