Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Song Joong Ki are among the Korean male actors with the highest net worth.
Thanks to the movie and commercials, Korean actors have extremely high incomes. In 2021, CEO World magazine has announced the list of 5 actors with the highest net worth in Korea.
As a result, “teacher“ Kim Soo Hyun, who has a net worth of up to 117 million dollars, is at the top of the list (about 2674 billion dong).
This is hardly surprising given that he is currently the highest-paid actor in the Korean entertainment industry for films and ads.
Even yet, Kim Soo Hyun‘s net worth is about three times that of the runner-up, So Ji Sub.
Lee Jong Suk, Lee Min Ho, and Song Joong Ki are the other names in the top five.
Kim Soo Hyun – 117 million dollars
At the time of filming My Love From The Star, Kim Soo Hyun‘s advertising salary was 600 million won (VND 12 billion).
So far, this number has increased to 800 million won (VND 16 billion). In Korea alone, “the teacher” has pocketed more than 10 million dollars (VND 228 billion) through the signing of 15 advertising contracts. With 30 advertisements in the Chinese market, the actor earned even more money, up to 81 million dollars.
Kim Soo Hyun also received a huge salary for acting, up to 84,000 dollars per episode.
In 2013 and 2015, Kim Soo Hyun entered the top 5 of Forbes Korea’s list of powerful celebrities, at 4th and 2nd place, respectively.
So Ji Sub – 41 million dollars
According to CEO World , the estimated net worth of So Ji Sub after more than 20 years in the profession is about $41 million (VND 937 billion).
The salary for each episode of the cult actor is up to 67.1 thousand dollars.
So Ji Sub, although ranked 2nd on this list, still has nearly 3 times lower net worth than Kim Soo Hyun.
Lee Jong Suk – $32 million dollars
Since 2016, the salary for each episode of Lee Jong Suk has reached 50 million won.
Thanks to his handsome and bright face, the male god While You Were Sleeping also makes a lot of money through advertising contracts.
Since 2020, he has regularly appeared in the ranking of the richest Korean actors with a net worth of $ 32 million.
Lee Min Ho – 26 million dollars
Lee Min Ho is one of the top male actors on the Korean screen, with a net worth of up to $26 million.
Industry insiders revealed that if they wanted to invite Lee Min Ho to perform on stage or promote products, the brand would have to pay him $800,000 .
The movie and commercials of the male god Meteor Garden also reached the highest ranking in Korea.
Song Joong Ki – 24 million dollars
Song Joong Ki appeared in the list of Korea’s most powerful celebrities voted by Forbes from 2013 and 2018, ranked at 7th and 8th place respectively.
Hit movies like Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Descendants of the Sun have helped him become one of the top Hallyu stars, with a net worth of up to $24 million .
On average, per episode, the ex-husband of Song Hye Kyo will pocket a salary of 50.3 thousand dollars.