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Peniel (프니엘) – Profile, BtoB, Prior Life, Career, Net Worth & Facts




Shin Dong Geun, who is mostly known by his stage name Peniel, is a Korean-American rapper. He is one of the members of the Korean boy band BtoB, in which he debuted in 2012.

Prior Life

Korean-American rapper Peniel was born on March 10, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. However, he originally belongs to Korea and is also based in South Korea currently.

Shin went to Barbara B. Rose Elementary School, and after that, he attended Barrington Middle School Prairie Campus, which were both located in Chicago. However, the rapper later came to his country and attended Chungdam High School, which was located in Seoul.

Dong Geun began his career as the lead rapper of BtoB in the year 2012, but before that, he had already trained under JYP Entertainment and also had a part in a music video named Tasty San in the year 2010.

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Peniel Shin

Peniel Shin has not revealed the name of his father and mother, but it is known that he has an older sister named Jennifer Lee, who is six years older than Shin.

His sister is married to Joe J. Lee who the CEO of Kairos Music Group. The last member of Shin’s family is his female dog named Pennie, whose breed is Bedlington Terrier.

Quick Facts

Full NameShin Dong Geun
Native Name신동근
Stage NamePeniel (프니엘)
BirthdayMarch 10, 1993
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
NationalitySouth Korean
SiblingJennifer Lee (Older Sister)
OccupationRapper, singer
AgencyCUBE Entertainment
Associated ActBtoB, BtoB 4U, United Cube
PositionSinger, Rapper
Height5ft. 9 inch
Weight63 Kg
Blood TypeA
Relationship StatusN/A
Net WorthApproximately US $5 million

Body Stats of Peniel

Peniel Shin has a very attractive body which is the result of his regular workouts and sports. In addition, he loves to play basketball in his leisure time which has also helped him stay fit and athletic.

The famous rapper stands tall with a height of 5 feet 9 inches, and he has a weight of 63 kg. Besides, he has a pair of black eyes. Unfortunately, Shin is suffering from a disease called Alopecia areata, which has caused him to lose his hair.

Shin revealed that he had this disease in a reality show back in 2019, where he removed his hat and showed his head with sparse head.

Peniel working out
Peniel Image Source Instagram

Pre-Debut of Peniel

Shin has always been interested in music or, more particularly, in singing. He started his career at a very young age and had always loved to rap and sing.

He has not shared much about his pre-debut stage, but it is sure that he had done a lot of struggles before becoming such a well-known musical artist. Currently, he is one of the most successful rappers in South Korea.

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Career & Achievements

Well, Peniel became one of the lead members of BtoB in the year 2012, which gave him a massive success too.


Shin has released four singles, one mixtape, and another song after becoming a member of the BtoB. His super hit singles are That Girl, B.O.D, Fly23, and Valentine. Moreover, he also has a mixtape named HOMESICK MIXTAPE VOL.1, in which there are five tracks listed.


Peniel has also extended his career into filmography as he has appeared in a TV Series named The Heirs and two other shows called Pops in Seoul and Law of the Jungles in Sumatra.

Moreover, he has also worked as a music video director in a musical video named Stand By Me in the year 2016 and as a photographer in 2017.

Besides that, Shin also hosted a radio show named Skool of K-Pop from February 25, 2019, to April 26, 2020.

Peniel Image Source Instagram

Love Life of Peniel

Peniel has not mentioned anything about his love life until now. Therefore, there is no idea whether the famous Korean-American rapper is currently dating anyone or not.

However, as there are no clues available about the relationship status of Peniel, we can make a guess that he is currently obsessed with his career and has no time for love affairs.

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Insights on Peniel’s Net Worth & Earnings

Peniel has a total net worth of $5 million. However, net worth is increasing every day as he makes a lot of money through his career, as well as several other ads and endorsements.

Moreover, as he is also active in filmography, TV series and shows have also become the sources of his income.

Facts about Peniel (프니엘)

  • Peniel’s name was given by the priest of the church where his family used to attend.
  • On June 27, 2017, he made his solo debut with a song named ‘That Girl’.
  • Even though Peniel is South Korean, he is more comfortable speaking in English than Korean.
  • He had also been an active DJ in 2019 and he had also released 4 digital singles named Valentine, B.O.D, FLY23, and FLIP.
  • Peniel is the only member of BtoB who does not go to the Korean Military as he also holds US Citizenship.

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