Kim Tae Hee is one of most-loved actresses in Korea and her reputation as an star who has it all — beauty, brains, an established career and a loving, handsome husband and children — is firmly cemented in the minds of Korean audiences. Most recently, she was praised by netizens when it was revealed that she had slashed the rent for the tenants in her building by half because of the COVID-19 business slump.
But whatever goodwill she has built for herself over the years crumbled in an instant after Korean broadcaster MBC aired an episode of PD Note, an investigative journalism programme. The show revealed that the 40-year-old actress is part of a group of stars, which includes Lee Byung Hun, Kwon Sang Woo and Han Hyo Joo, who have evaded millions of dollars in real estate taxes by exploiting a loophole in the law.
In case you don't know, Korean stars frequently purchase expensive buildings as they are viewed as one of the best types of real estate investments in South Korea.