Real Name/Full Name Lee Ji-eun
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: IU
Birth Place: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 May 1993
Age/How Old: 30 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –  160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms –  45 Kg
In Pounds – 99 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Lee Jin-Kook
Mother –  N/A
Siblings: Lee Jong-Hoon
School: Dongduk Girls’ High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Asian
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: Ex- Wooyoung, Eunhyuk, Jang Kiha, Jang Kiha
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Singer-songwriter and actress
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Lee Ji-Eun, or popularly “IU,” has earned a massive amount of popularity by being a Korean singer. She started at the mere age of 15, and her success was continual. She has been in the music industry since 2008. Her most popular songs include Celebrity and Eight. She has also shown her talent as an actress and has featured in various television shows and even movies. She is known to have given some of the best chartbuster songs to the music industry.

Well, how well do you know about IU? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about IU’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about IU to date.

Biography and Early Life

IU was born was 16th May 1993. She is a native of Songjeong-dong, Seoul, in South Korea. She is the eldest daughter of Lee Jin-Kook. She was raised along with her younger sibling, Lee Jong-hoon. She had to face many difficulties when they had a financial crisis, and she had to spend almost all of her childhood with her grandmother.

Right from early childhood, she had loved to be a part of the entertainment world and thus started to go to acting classes. By the time she was a teenager ager, she had the desire to sing and thus gave many performances and auditions.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is IU in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, IU’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 16 May 1993. Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 99 lbs in Pound and 45 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Dark Brown.


IU went to the Dongduk Girls’ High School. She completed her graduation, but she did not read further to pursue her passion for music. She then started to go to many training classes like Good Entertainment, and it was a huge achievement for her when she was able to give a solo performance just after a few months of training.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

IU has been in a relationship with Kiha Chang, but the couple broke up due to some differences. Back in 2013, she fell in love with Jang Kiha, and this couple was very popular and was adored by their fans. However, they had to break up in 2017 because of some personal reasons. IU is single for now.

Is IU Lesbian?

No, IU is definitely not lesbian as we know of now. She has been in a relationship with two men in her life. This no way proves that she is a lesbian and confirms that her sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

After several months of hard work, IU was able to release her first single, Lost Child. She even performed it at a music program. Then she released the album, Lost and Found, which the Ministry of Culture immensely loved. Although the album was a flop, IU was not discouraged by that and was aware that it would make her even more progressive and competitive.

In 2009, she worked on her second album, Growing Up, which included her song Boo, vintage music. At the young age of 15, she was able to be at the top of the records and was highly praised. With this, she got a whole new range of opportunities, and fans began to give various names to their favorite star.

She even got the opportunity to sing for Korean dramas and was also invited to many reality shows. She achieved many positions for her multiple songs and got an opportunity to be a part of many shows like Hotel Del Luna, My Mister, Persona, Bel Ami, and many more. She even got a part in movies like Shades of the Heart and Dream.


IU, for her extraordinary contribution, has earned a great number of awards and recognition. Back in 2016, she received the SBS Drama Award for Best Couple twice. In 2018, she won the Seoul Music Awards Record of the Year. She was honored with the Golden Disc Award Song Division in 2021. She won the MNET Asian Music Award three times.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of IU in 2024

IU Net Worth
IU Net Worth

The net worth of IU is estimated as of 2024 and found to be $20 million. She earned this significant sum of income by being a successful singer and actress and by releasing some music albums worldwide. She also performs in live concerts, which helps her generate more revenue.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Fans did not believe the fact that she suffered from extreme poverty.
  • She changed her name IU and has given the idea of the relationship that lies between the music and the audience. IU stands for You and Me.
  • She is a Kim Tae-woo fan and thus revealed in an interview that she took the JYP Entertainment audition just because of him.
  • Her younger brother is a huge fan of IU.
  • While recording her single “Good Day,” she experienced some supernatural activity around her. She felt that some ghost said “I Love You” into her ears.

IU, with her amazing music skills, has earned great success in her life. She has surely managed to reach some great heights in her career. She is a passionate woman who focused on her music from childhood, and she had proved that she was not wrong when she decided to give up education. She surely is an inspiration for all those who want to pursue a career in music.


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