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Hwang Dong Hyuk Net Worth: How Rich is the Squid Game Director?



Hwang Dong Hyuk Net Worth

Hwang Dong Hyuk is a 51 years old South Korean movie director and screenwriter. He is best known as a creator, writer, and director of the 2021 Netflix original series, Squid Game. The series was released worldwide on Netflix on September 17, 2021. As of 2022, Hwang Dong Hyuk net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.

Full NameHwang Dong Hyuk
Birth DateMay 26, 1971
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
ProfessionDirector, Screenwriter
Relationship StatusN/A
Net Worth$6 million

Early life 

Hwang Dong-Hyuk was born on the 26th of May, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea. He has not shared enough information about his past life and parents. For his study, he joined the Seoul National University from where he majored in Communications. After few years, he moved to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California to study M. F. A. in Film Production.

Hwang Dong Hyuk Net Worth & Career

Hwang Dong Hyuk

Hwang was writing and directing short films during the time he was studying at Seoul National University. He has in fact written and directed numerous short movies like A Puff of Smoke and Our Sad Life. Hyuk later continued his movie-making passion and completed two short movies in 2000 titled “Heaven & Hell” and “Desperation”.

Hyuk prepared a thesis movie for graduation at the University of Southern California. The movie was titled “Miracle Mile”, which was about an illegal tax driver who helps a young Korean woman to search for her brother. The movie was screened at more than 40 international film festivals, where it won various awards like the Student Emmy Award, and the DGA Student Film Award.

Hwang directed his first movie in 2007 titled “My Father”, which is based on the real story of adoptee Aaron Bates who appears on national TV to search for his birth parents. In 2011, he directed his second movie titled “The Crucible (Silenced)”. The movie became very successful in Korean cinema which attracted over 4.7 million viewers.

Hwang then directed a drama movie in 2013 starring South Korean actress, Na Moon-hee as a 70 years old woman who finds herself in the body of a 20-year-old girl. The movie was a huge box office hit that was opened in theaters on January 22, 2014. His next directorial venture came in 2017 where he directed the historical drama movie titled “The Fortress”. In 2020, he directed the heist caper story movie “Collectors”.

Hyuk recently came up with his new directorial South Korean TV series “Squid Game”, which started streaming on Netflix on September 17, 2021. The Netflix series is receiving a lot of praise for its unique story. The series revolves around the story of 456 players who play a set of children’s games to win a ₩445.6 billion prize, which is around $40 million USD. However, they have to lose their life if they lose the game.

Personal Life

Hwang Dong-Hyuk has not provided any information regarding his personal life. His present relationship status is also not revealed yet. Hyuk was struggling through a financial crisis a few years back as he revealed that he was rejected for 10 years. Due to the financial crisis, he even had to sell his laptop worth $675.

Hyuk started writing the script of Squid Game in 2009, but at that time, his story was not accepted by any studios. He struggled to find a production to support the script of the series until 2019 when Netflix showed interest in the script. The series has now become one of Netflix’s most-watched programs receiving mostly positive reviews.

Hwang Dong Hyuk Net Worth

As of 2022, Hwang Dong Hyuk’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $6 million. His net worth would be much bigger in few years as his current directorial venture “Squid Game” is being appreciated all over the place, and has become the become Korea’s first-ever shot to hit Netflix’s top trending spot in U. S.

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