SHINee Key (Kim Ki-bum)

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SHINee Key Bio, Wiki and Net Worth


The famous Korean POP band ‘SHINee’ has another talented singer named Kim Ki-bum, 32, who is best known as a Key. Know all facts about him on this wiki!

Born on the 23rd of September 1991, Key real name is Kim Ki-bum (김기범). SHINee Key was born in Daegu, South Korea but moved to Seoul during S.M. National audition. His primary profession is a singer, but he is also a TV presenter, fashion designer, and actor. He debuted in the singing field in 2008, joining the group ‘SHINee.’

Quick Wikis

Name Kim Ki-bum (김기범)
Known as Key
Birthday September 23, 1991
Birthplace Daegu, South Korea
Age 32 years old
Profession Singer, Actor, TV personality, Fashion Designer
Associated with SHINee band
Marital Status Single
Rumored Girlfriend Nicole (KARA)
Ex-Girlfriend Eunji
Married/Wife Arisa Yagi (divorced)
Net Worth $30 million

SHINee Key and Jonghyun Relationship

At Jonghyun’s funeral, on 21st December 2017, Key wrote a letter to Jonghyun. He shared the handwritten note apologizing for not being there for him.

wrote letter to jonghyun
Screenshot of letter Key wrote for Jonghyun

‘To Jonghyun hyung whom I love!’

‘Hyung. This is Ki Bum~ I sent you off today and even saw your face yesterday, but I still can’t believe it. I’m sorry for visiting you so late because of work, and I’m sorry for not being a source of strength to you when you were lonely.’

Key admitted to being one of two stubborn boys in the SHINee group including Jonghyun. They were like close friends who loved talking and going on a vacation.

Key shared Jonghyun devastating death on his Twitter
Key shared Jonghyun’s devastating death on his Twitter

Key said:

‘I’m going to try living a better life, too. When I get older and we meet again, tell me I did well! Jonghyun hyung, you were the best artist, friend, hyung, and colleague to me. ‘You did well, and I love you so much!’

SHINee Key Net Worth and Salary

Key has been singing for nine years and has acted in four movies, four TV series, eight variety shows, and eight times in the theatre. Having long work life, he has earned a good name, and fame and increased his worth.

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As of now, Key’s annual gross income is $3 million. In fact, he ranks top in the SHINee band for his salary and net worth. With a luxurious bungalow worth 2 billion won (1.8 million in dollars), Key’s net worth is $30 million as of 2024. It’s $24 million more than his worth back in 2017, $6 million.

Net Worth, Salary
SHINee Key earns from endorsing brands as he did for Espoir official in this photo

SHINee Key Dating, Girlfriend, or Wife

Key, one of the hard-working singers of SHINee, seems to be in a dating relationship. The insider mentioned Key is in a love relationship with KARA group’s ex-member Nicole. The love speculation started as they have something in common like their birth year (1991), being a member of the ’91 line, and more.

SHINee Key and KARA Nicole
SHINee Key and KARA Nicole

In 2017, the news also came out that both were seen close in public places. As both are social butterflies, adding each other’s pictures on Instagram, they might be dating. Key hasn’t admitted/announced his love life, and SME denied the news.

Before Nicole, he had his name linked with Eunji, an APINK group member. Both worked together on the ‘We Got Married’ TV show, in which their act was natural.

SHINee Key and Eunji
SHINee Key and Eunji

As Key mentioned Eunji to be his ideal person, the rumor came out in the spotlight.

Key is single as of 2024 and is searching for his ideal woman.

SHINee Key’s Unknown Facts

  1. Key’s horoscope is Virgo and Sheep is his Chinese zodiac sign.
  2. He loves the bright color, specifically pink.
  3. He loves to go shopping in his spare time and loves doing photo shoots.
  4. His favorite TV show is Spongebob Squarepants, which helped him grow humor within himself.
  5. Key does not want to go to places in height, as he has Acrophobia.
  6. Among SHINee members, he is the best cook.


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SHINee Key Height, Body Statistics

Key is decently tall, standing at a height of 5 feet 8.5 inches or 1.78 m. He weighs 59 kgs or 130 lbs. His skin color is white, has dark brown hair and eyes.

Height 1.78 m (5 feet 8.5 inches)
Weight 59 kg
Ethnicity Korean
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Skin Color White

Social Media Profiles


Key is active on social media. He has the highest number of followers on Instagram counting 9.8 million followers. The second comes his Twitter account with 57.5 thousand and the third comes Facebook with 59 thousand fan followings.


Is SHINee Key still married?

SHINee Key is married no more, as he parted ways with his former wife, Yagi Arisa.

Does SHINee Key have siblings?

SHINee Key does not have any siblings.

How old is SHINee Key?

SHINee Key is 32 years old, born September 23, 1991.

Is SHINee Key from New York?

No, SHINee Key is from Daegu, South Korea.

How tall is SHINee Key in feet?

SHINee Key stands tall at a height of 5 feet 8.5 inches.

What is SHINee Key net worth?

SHINee Key net worth as of 2024 is $30 million.

Who is SHINee Key girlfriend?

As of 2024, SHINee Key is single and does not have a girlfriend.

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