Yunho Biography: Age, Siblings, Net Worth, Songs, Girlfriend, Parents, Height

March 8, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Yunho is a versatile and talented South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor.

He is best known as the leader and one of the two members of the popular K-pop duo TVXQ, which has achieved immense success and recognition in Asia and beyond.

He is also a solo artist who has released two mini-Korean and two Japanese albums.


  • Full name: Jung Yun-ho
  • Nickname: U-Know Yunho or simply U-Know
  • Date of birth: February 6, 1986
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Gwangju, South Korea
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actor
  • Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: One younger sister
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life and Education

Yunho was born and raised in Gwangju, South Korea, on February 6, 1986. He has one younger sister. Several members of Yunho’s family worked in the legal industry, and Yunho’s childhood dream was to be a prosecutor.

However, he also had a passion for music and dance and formed a dance team called A+ with his friends in middle school. They competed in various dance competitions around the country.

He auditioned for SM Entertainment in 1999 and became the company’s first official trainee. His family, who suffered greatly from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, were initially against his decision to become a singer.

To support himself while he trained in Seoul, Yunho took up various part-time jobs, such as doing snow removal and working as a waiter. He spent most of his high school vacations in Seoul training and only returned to Gwangju for school.

Sometime later, Yunho suffered a hormonal imbalance in his throat and underwent surgery, which affected his vocal cords.

He lost his voice and considered giving up his training. However, he persevered and recovered his voice. He was put in four temporary groups during his trainee years, all later disbanded.

He finally debuted as a member of TVXQ in 2003, along with Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun, Kim Junsu, and Shim Chang-min. He graduated from Myongji University and Chungwoon University, majoring in postmodern music and film and musical studies.

Personal Life

Yunho is not married and has no children. He has kept his personal life private and has not revealed any details about his romantic relationships.

He is close friends with his fellow TVXQ member Changmin and other celebrities such as BoA, Super Junior’s Heechul and Eunhyuk, and SHINee’s Minho.


Yunho debuted as the leader and main dancer of TVXQ in 2003. The group rose to fame with its debut single, “Hug,” and became one of the most successful and influential K-pop groups of all time.

They have released numerous albums and singles in Korean and Japanese and have won many awards and accolades, such as the Golden Disk Awards, the Mnet Asian Music Awards, and the Japan Record Awards.

They have also set several records, such as being the first foreign artist to hold a five-dome tour in Japan and being the first non-Japanese Asian artist to headline the Nissan Stadium.

In 2009, three members of TVXQ, Jae-joong, Yoo-chun, and Junsu, filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, claiming that their contract was unfair and excessively long.

They left the company and formed a new group called JYJ. Yunho and Changmin decided to stay with SM Entertainment and continued to promote TVXQ as a duo.

Yunho made his solo debut in 2015 with the Japanese single “Burning Down.” He released his first Korean solo mini-album, True Colors, in 2019 and his second mini-album, Noir, in 2021.

He also released two Japanese solo albums, U Know Y in 2019 and YUNHO from TVXQ! in 2020. His solo songs showcase his diverse musical styles and genres, ranging from pop, R&B, hip hop, EDM, rock, and ballads.

Yunho has also pursued an acting career, appearing in several television dramas and movies. He made his acting debut in 2005 with the drama Rainbow Romance.

He then starred in dramas such as Heading to the Ground, Poseidon, The Night Watchman’s Journal, Meloholic, and Mimi. He also appeared in movies such as Dating on Earth, SMTOWN The Stage, and Swing Kids.

He has received positive reviews and awards for his acting, such as the Most Popular Actor award at the Seoul International Drama Awards in 2013.


Yunho has won many awards and honours as a TVXQ member and a solo artist. Some of the notable awards he has received are:

  • Golden Disk Awards: Disk Bonsang (2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2019), Disk Daesang (2008), Popularity Award (2008, 2012, 2014), CeCi Asia Icon Award (2014), Best Male Group (2019).
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Music Video (2006, 2008, 2009), Best Male Group (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018), Album of the Year (2008, 2011, 2014), Artist of the Year (2008, 2014), Worldwide Fans’ Choice (2019, 2020, 2021).
  • Japan Record Awards: Best New Artist (2005), Gold Prize (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), Excellent Work Award (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), Special Award (2012), Best Music Video Award (2014).
  • Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award (2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021), Daesang Award (2008, 2012, 2014), Popularity Award (2008, 2012, 2014), Hallyu Special Award (2012, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021).
  • Seoul International Drama Awards: Most Popular Actor – South Korea (2013).
  • MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama (2014).
  • Presidential Commendation: National Day of Finance – Savings Day (2020).
  • Brand Customer Loyalty Awards: Best Male Solo Artist (2021).

Net Worth

According to various online sources, Yunho’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.

He earned wealth from being a successful singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor.


Yunho has faced some controversy in his career, such as:

  • In 2006, he was poisoned by an anti-fan who gave him a drink laced with super glue. He recovered after being hospitalized for a few days.
  • In 2009, he was involved in a legal dispute with three former members of TVXQ, who left SM Entertainment and formed JYJ. The lawsuit lasted for several years until it was settled in 2012.
  • In 2021, he was fined for violating social distancing regulations by staying at a restaurant past the curfew in February. He apologized and withdrew from some TV shows and commercials.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @yunho2154
  • Twitter: @TVXQ


  • Rainbow Romance
  • Banjun Theater
  • Vacation
  • Dating on Earth
  • Heading to the Ground
  • Poseidon
  • I Live in Cheongdam-dong


  • Burning Down (2015) – Japanese single
  • U Know Y (2019) – Japanese album
  • True Colors (2019) – Korean mini-album
  • YUNHO from TVXQ! (2020) – Japanese album
  • Noir (2021) – Korean mini-album
  • Eeny Meeny (2021) – Korean single (with Seulgi of Red Velvet)
  • Thank U (2021) – Japanese single

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