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Taeyong is a South Korean rapper, singer, and dancer who has a net worth of $4 Million. He is best known for being a member of the famous Korean boyband, NCT, and its sub-units, NCT U as well as NCT 127. 

In 2013, Taeyong initially became part of the NCT boyband and since then he lent his voice to numerous hit singles. The rapper gained recognition with the band and with his solo career which he began in 2019. He reportedly has written forty tracks in 4 different languages over the years.

What is Taeyong’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$4 Million
BornJuly 1, 1995
CountrySouth Korea
Salary (Annual)$500,000 +
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Lee Tae-yong was born on July 1st, 1995, in Seoul, South Korea. There is very less information known about his family because the singer is quite private. He grew up with his older sister. While growing up he developed an interest in sports including swimming and basketball.

Tae enrolled at Seo Seoul Life Science High School before graduating from the School of Performing Arts. Upon his graduation, Tae wanted to become a fireman however his interest in music turned him into a rapper.


The turning point of Taeyong’s career came when he was walking on the street and one of the SM Entertainment recruiters noticed him and asked Tae to join the company. Taeyong performed the South Korean national anthem in his audition and signed with SM Entertainment.

Later that year, he became part of the company’s TV series “To the Beautiful You”. He earned success after being introduced as a member of SM Rookies (a pre-debut team of trainees) in December 2013. In the following year, he started getting offers from famous magazines to appear in their commercials.

In July 2014 SMTown published a video of Taeyong performing part of his single “Open the Door” on their YouTube channel. He made his TV show debut as an SM Rookies member in “EXO 90:2014”. That same year he was featured on Shinhwa’s song “Yo” and Fly To The Sky’s “Missing You”. In the summer of 2014, he starred in Red Velvet’s hit single “Be Natural”.

(Photo by Taeyong's Instagram)
(Photo by Taeyong’s Instagram)


In early 2016 it was announced that Taeyong would be an official member of the boy band NCT and its first subgroup, NCT U. In the same month of April he dropped his debut single “The 7th Sense” with NCT U as a songwriter.

His outstanding work led him to become a member of the band’s subgroup, NCT 127. He worked on his first single with NCT 127 titled “Fire Truck”, releasing in July 2016. Shortly thereafter, the group’s debut EP “NCT #127” came out for which he co-wrote three tracks.

Despite having no dance experience, Taeyong established himself as the band’s lead dancer and rapper. In 2017 NCT 127 dropped another extended play “Limitless” and this time he co-wrote four tracks. Additionally, he worked as a composer for the album’s song Baby Don’t Like It. 

Their third EP, “Cherry Bomb” was released in June 2017. Along with other tracks, Taeyong co-wrote a breakout single “Cherry Bomb”, becoming one of the best K-pop tracks of the year by Billboard. Taeyong teamed up with NCT and released his first studio album NCT 2018 Empathy in March 2018. Taeyong has a net worth of $4 Million.

Further Success

In 2019 Taeyong co-wrote the song “Lips” which was included on NCT 127’s debut Japanese studio album, Awaken. He followed this up by dropping his first solo track “Long Flight” along with the music video in July of that year. Taeyong amassed a lot of success with this song as it peaked at #6 on the Billboard Digital Singles Sales chart.

In August 2019 the famous group SuperM announced that Taeyong would be their newest member. This K-pop supergroup released their first EP “SuperM” in October before releasing their debut album “Super One” a year later.

Aside from that, Tae was also working with NCT 127 such as co-writing three songs for the 2020 album Neo Zone which was a commercial success. That project sold over 1 million units in South Korea together with its followed-up album, Neo Zone: The Final Round. In June 2023 Tae dropped his first mini album called “SHALALA”.

Other Ventures

Taeyong decided to release his own music and created his SoundCloud account in March 2021. His demo single Dark Clouds came out that same time. From that point on he continued to release more demo songs including GTA1GTA2BlueMonroe, and more.

Despite the music, he worked on some television shows such as Food Diary (2018), Street Woman Fighter (2021), and Any Body Can Dance (2022). Moreover, he is also a model and has done endorsement work for some famous brands Design United, Supercomma B, Ivy Club, Lotte Duty-Free, and SK Telecom. 

Career Highlights

  • Being a member of the NCT ( a popular Korean band)
  • The 7th Sense (Song)
  • Baby Don’t Stop (Song)
  • Fire Truck (Song)

Taeyong Net Worth 

Taeyong is a well-known Korean rapper who came to the spotlight after being a member of the boyband NCT. Since then he worked as a writer for several hit songs for the group.

In addition to NCT, he also collaborated with a number of other groups and artists. He mainly earns from music sales, live concerts, and brand endorsements. As of 2023, Taeyong’s net worth is estimated to be $4 Million.

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