What Is Steven Yeun’s Net Worth?

Steven Yeun's net worth

What is the net worth of Steven Yeun? The actor made an early name for himself as one of the stars of the AMC zombie television series The Walking Dead, and has moved on to great acclaim including Saturn Awards, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and has the distinction of being the first East Asian and Asian-American actor to win an Academy nomination in that category. He has acting credits with an impressive number of American television and film productions including Robot Chicken, The Soup, and The Twilight Zone.

Steven Yeun Personal Life

Creator: Richard Shotwell

Creator: Richard Shotwell

Yeun was born on 21 December 1983. What comes after that biographical data gets a little complicated. Why? Sources are confused about Steven Yeun’s background. A great example? Wikipedia says he was “born in Seoul, South Korea, to Je and Jun Yeun.” Another section of Wikipedia claims, Yeun “is an American-born South Korean actor.”

Which is correct? In a conversation with Interview magazine, the actor tells his interviewer Oliver Singer,, “My parents are first-generation, and I’m like… in-between because I moved over here when I was four or five.”

Yeun grew up in Troy, Michigan. His passion for acting started at Kalamazoo College; he participated in theater productions and improv. There was just one “problem”. The actor wasn’t studying theatre or acting. Instead, he received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2005.

But during his time at Kalamazoo College, he met Jordan Klepper and would follow him later to a major step forward in Yuen’s acting career.

After graduation, he talked his parents into letting him try acting full time rather than pursuing a career in psychology. Yeun moved to Chicago, Illinois, and followed Jordan Klepper there. That relocation made a huge difference in his acting journey, as we’ll explore in the Career section below.

Yeun married photographer Joana Pak in 2016. The couple has two children. His passions include his investment in his younger brother’s Korean-Mediterannean restaurant called The Bun Shop located in Los Angeles, and Yune is said to be a fan of both the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Red Wings. Most sources attribute this to his having spent his youth and college days in Michigan. Yeun is said to have endorsed political candidate Andrew Yang.

Steven Yeun Career

Steven made an important stride with his relocation to Chicago. He moved into the popular Lincoln Square neighborhood there and joined Second City, the legendary midwestern improv group that has launched many careers on the silver screen and television including John Belushi and too many others to name.

Like so many Second City alums, Steven relocated to bigger and better opportunities. While it has been common for some Second City stars to move to New York City and appear in productions like Saturday Night Live, Yeun chose Los Angeles instead. That’s where he landed a guest role on The Big Bang Theory, and not long after, the breakout role he was (in the minds of some) born to play as Glenn on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Photo credit, Georges Biard

Photo credit Georges Biard

That led to other equally high-profile roles on TV shows like Law & Order: LA, as well as The Warehouse, and many others. His credits include, but are definitely not limited to the following:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Invincible
  • Wizards
  • Minari
  • Tuca & Bertie
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Doomsday Clock
  • Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
  • Robot Chicken
  • The Soup
  • Crysis

Steven Yeun Assets

At the time of this writing, there is not much information available about the actor’s assets. His income from acting is his primary source of funds, but that includes voice work, film, television, video games, and much more. In 2020, the actor purchased a mid-century home with more than 3,500 square feet, a high-security wall, and a $3.3 million price tag. The home is located in Pasadena and is said to be surrounded by a wall of foliage. Many celebs purchase second and third homes to be near their work, but at the time of this writing, there’s no word on whether Yeun follows that path and desires to become a multi-property owner.

In 2016, Yeun made ScreenRant.com’s list of the richest Walking Dead actors. He shows up at number four, beating out Chandler Riggs and Melissa McBride for a slot closest to the number one richest star of the AMC series, Norman Reedus, who was worth $8 million at the time. The “least rich” of these 12 stars was Danai Gurira with a then-net worth of $500,000

Net Worth

Some sources cite Yeun’s net worth at about $1.5 million but those sources seem to need a bit of updating. Based on our research, at press time Steven Yeun has a net worth estimated at $4 million. That may not include the $3.3 million home purchased in February of 2020, but it’s definitely an indication that Yeun is here to stay as a performing artist, investor, and supporter of political causes.

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