After dropping university, Bae Yong-Joon made his debut with the Korean drama, Salut D'Amour in 1994. After a year of his debut movie, he was acknowledged as Best New Actor for his performance in Our Sunny Days of Youth. Joon has also featured in several other films such as The Young Man, PpilKu, Untold Scandal, April Show, etc.
Besides his acting career, Bae Yong-Joon is also a businessman. In 2005, Bae entered into the restaurant business by establishing restaurants and cafes. He owns a food restaurant, Gorilla in the Kitchen, and a traditional Korean restaurant, Gosier.
Bae Young-Joon has earned wide recognition and millions of heart through his diligent performances in movies and TV series. He is the recipient of KBS Drama Awards for Best New Actor, 33rd Baeksang Arts Awards for Most Popular Actor, 24th Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best and Popular star, MBC Drama Awards thrice.
Moving towards his personal life, Bae Young-Joon dated Lee Sa-Kang, a commercial/music video director, and Chaebol heiress Koo So-hee before getting married. In May 2015, he got married to his long-term girlfriend, Park Soo-jin after getting engagement in May.
The couple got married at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel among friends and relatives but forbade press media. Bae and Lee are now parents of their first child, born in 2016 and are expecting their second child.
South Korean actor and businessman, Bae Young-Joon earns a huge amount of money from his profession as an actor. Besides, he also adds to his income from his restaurant business. As of 2017, his Net worth is around $135 million.