SHINee Onew

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SHINee Onew Bio, Wiki, Net Worth


The vocalist of the SHINee band, Lee Jin-ki is also known as Onew. Know more about him through this wiki!

SHINee Onew was born Lee Jinki on the 14th of December 1989. He is best known as an actor as well as a vocalist of the Korean band SHINee. His hometown is Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do and he is a native Korean. Also, he is best known as the late Jonghyun’s band member.

He started his career in singing when S.M. Academy discovered him. He was immediately offered a band and signed a contract in 2006. Apart from his singing career, he is also known for his acting in different Korean dramas like Descendants of the Sun, and Welcome to Royal Villa sitcom.

Quick Wikis

Real Name Lee Jin-ki
Nickname Onew
Birthday December 14, 1989
Birthplace Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Age 34 years old
Marital Status Single
Relationship 2
Net Worth $50 million

Jonghyun and Onew’s Relationship

In December 2009, the fact of SHINee band members came out. Onew confessed his involvement with Jonghyun. He said how he was far from Jonghyun. He even imitates Jonghyun’s voice in SBS’ Chocolate show.

Onew and Jonghyun
Onew and Jonghyun

Jonghyun later revealed that Onew’s imitation helped in the growing closeness between the two, which was increasing distant before.

SHINee Onew Net Worth and Salary

Onew has already worked in two movies, six TV dramas,  four variety shows, and two musical theatres. From his hard work, he has earned massive fame and income. When it comes to his salary, it is estimated to be around $2 million a year.

Onew net worth, salary

Talking about his worth, it is in the millions. The estimated net worth of Onew in 2015 was $600 thousand, but in 2017, his net worth was $2 million. As of 2024, Onew net worth is estimated at $50 million, which is a massive increase from what it was seven years ago.

SHINee Onew Dating, Girlfriend, or Wife

Onew is not dating anyone and is single now. But he had linkups with two girls before. In an interview he said:

‘I want to walk with my girlfriend holding hands on a busy street.’

‘Now I’m too busy to do such a thing, so I’ve longed for that dating situation.’

The first lady with whom his name was linked is Jung-Ah from AFTER SCHOOL. The rumor started spreading when Onew stated Jung-Ah to be his ideal woman.

Onew and Jung-Ah
Onew and Jung-Ah

Soon, they were found having dinner together at a restaurant. Later, both cleared up the rumor stating their relationship to be like brother and sister.

Luna from F(X) comes second. As both were seen together in public places and used to sit close in music programs, the rumor started. The news skyrocketed when they co-starred in the S.M. Entertainment concert and held hands while singing.

Onew and Luna
Onew and Luna

As Onew was silent about the rumors and gossip, their relationship got credibility and was cited as an actual relationship.

The rumor of dating Park Hwan Hee also came out. She is the actress with whom he worked in ‘Descendants of the Sun.’ The story came out when they were spotted in cafes and concerts.

Onew and Park Hwan Hee
Onew and Park Hwan Hee

The representatives haven’t said a word about this relationship. So, his dating life is still confusing.

A web source and his PR mentioned that Onew is single as of 2022.

Career as Singer and Actor

Onew began his career in singing when he auditioned at S.M. Academy. Lee Soo-man, the founder of S.M. Entertainment, noticed him and offered him a contract for a band. In 2008, when the SHINee band debuted, he was featured as lead singer. After entry into the group, he also worked for two singles in 2008, for Lee Hyun-Ji and Vanilla Love series. His first composed song is ‘Your Name’ from the album Lucifer.

Onew in SHINee band
Onew in SHINee band

Apart from a singing career, he also hosted KBS2’s Night Star and MBC’s Show! Music Core. He worked on different TV networks like Incheon K-Pop Concert and Dream Concert. Onew also worked in various TV drama series in cameo roles like in Athena: Goddess of War, Royal Villa, and more.

In 2015, he started his acting career in internet series named Dating was the Easiest. Later in 2016, he was chosen as cast for the popular drama ‘Descendants of the Sun,’ which earned 2 billion views from iQiyi.

Sexual Harassment Case

In August 2017, Onew was accused of sexual harassment of a woman in the club. He was charged with touching a woman’s body more than three times while intoxicated. He was immediately taken into custody and started asking questions. In reply, he mentioned having no idea as he was in a hangover. The local witness said he was clinging to the woman’s legs to stand properly.

Onew in a Club when it all happened
Onew in a Club when it all happened

As there was no CCTV footage available, the case was weak. But, the police accounted for witness justification. Later the lady dropped the case stating ‘something like that could happen to anyone while intoxicated.’

Because of the sexual harassment case, Onew had to leave ‘Age of Youth 2.’

Onew’s Trivia/Facts

  1. Onew’s horoscope is Sagittarius, and his Chinese zodiac sign is Snake.
  2. He loves bright colors, specifically yellow and red.
  3. Wearing glasses while rehearsing is his habit.
  4. He loves his body part and loves to show his eyebrows to all. That’s the reason why he merely uses sunglasses.
  5. He was very close to the late Kim Jonghyun.


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SHINee Onew Height, Body Statistics

Onew has a decent height of 1.77 m or 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 61 kg. His blood group is O, his skin color is white, and has brown hair and eyes.

Height 1.77 m
Weight 61 kg
Blood Group O
Skin Color Fair
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown

Social Media Profiles

Facebook fan page

Onew is active on social media. He has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has the highest number of followers on Instagram counting 2.8 million. The second comes Twitter account with 447 thousand fans followed by Facebook with 389 thousand followers.

Onew FAQs

Why is Onew the leader of SHINee?

Onew is a caring person and does not force his opinion on band members as a leader. That is why Onew is the leader of SHINee.

Does Onew speak English?

SHINee Onew knows and speaks the English language along with Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin.

How old is SHINee Onew?

SHINee Onew is 34 years old, born December 14, 1989.

What is SHINee Onew net worth?

SHINee Onew net worth as of 2024 is $50 million.

Who is SHINee Onew girlfriend?

SHINee Onew is not dating anyone or has a girlfriend.

Is SHINee Onew married?

SHINee Onew is not married as of 2024.

How tall is Onew from SHINee?

Onew from SHINee is 5 feet 10 inches tall.

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