Lee Jong-suk enlisted in the army as a public service worker in 2019. Now, as his military service nears completion , he already has a comeback movie project in the works. According to his agency A-Man Project, he was offered a special appearance in The Witch: Part 2 . Lee is one of Korea’s highest-paid actors , reportedly earning US$50,000 per episode, an amount that’s on par with actors such as Ji Chang-wook and Korea’s very own Leonardo DiCaprio, Song Joong-ki . Before enlisting, the 31-year-old starred in TVN’s Romance is a Bonus Book , reportedly earning US$800,000 in total. His net worth reportedly sits north of US$50 million. As fans wait for his comeback, let’s take a look at the heftiest purchases Lee has made with his millions – and the charity donations where he gave back. IU, the K-pop millionaire who gives much of her fortune away He bought an abandoned building, restored it and sold it Korean celebrities are known to own properties in posh neighbourhoods in Seoul, and Lee is no exception. In September 2016, he caused a stir when he paid US$3.4 million for an abandoned building in Sinsa-dong. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 89mansion (@cafe.89mansion) He then restored the abandoned property, revamping it into a cafe-restaurant called 89Mansion. But sales fell due to Covid-19 and he decided to sell the building for US$5.1 million. The dining establishment closed last September 14, on his birthday. According to Today , he earned US$1.7 million more than the original price. But before the pandemic hit, Lee was able to harness his star power to make his business thrive. When 89Mansion first opened, many of Lee’s fans visited to show their support. Surrounding establishments even benefited from the influx of people who wanted to see the actor and patronise his business. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 이종석 (@jongsuk0206) Which K-drama actor is on course to become the next Lee Min-ho? He bought a villa while rendering military service View this post on Instagram A post shared by HannamdongOne (@hannamdongone) Lee also bought an expensive villa worth US$4.3 million at Nine One Hannam. The complex puts a premium on security and privacy, and is home to celebrities Ju Ji-hoon and BigBang’s G-Dragon . Spotv News reported that Lee made a deposit of US$3.7 million for it. According to the real estate industry, recently G-Dragon moved to Nine One Hannam, located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul.G-Dragon is said to have selected a penthouse, a nine-room facility with luxurious facilities. The penthouse price is about 9 billion won! https://t.co/MYQ9MPmFgr pic.twitter.com/GEE5JXfKaL — BIGBANG comeback when? (@Elis5bang) April 26, 2020 He donated to help fight Covid-19 This year saw Korean celebrities harnessing their soft power for the common good, pouring big donations into assisting medical frontliners fighting Covid-19 . Even during his military stint, Lee managed to give 100 million won (US$92,000) worth of anti-contamination suits to the Korean Medical Association. Lee Jong Suk has donated 100 million won to help support those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/n8KglVREzX pic.twitter.com/kWx68MzAYl — mes #TeamPinky (@OH_mes2) February 28, 2020 9 new Korean movies to watch out for in 2021 He gives back to children – a lot #LeeJongSuk will donate all proceeds to "Save The Children" for a child-violence prevention activity. #이종석 pic.twitter.com/gyPoI0gbW1 — Lee Jong Suk JSHINE (@JSHINE_FC_LJS) July 25, 2016 Lee is known for his ardent advocacy against violence towards children. He donated US$165,000 to Unicef Korea in 2016 and US$93,000 to international aid organisation Good Neighbors to help children in crisis in 2018. Throughout the years, fans have praised him for supporting such a cause, calling him “The Giving Angel” and “Donation Fairy” for his generosity. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter . For more great stories on Korean entertainment, artist profiles and the latest news, visit K-post, SCMP's K-pop hub .