This year, Lee Byung Hun is estimated to have earned approximately 7.8 billion won in sales.
On the July 27 broadcast of Mnet‘s “TMI NEWS SHOW,” the top ten artists with the highest first-half sales were introduced.
Lee Byung Hun placed fifth. Advertising and drama appearances reportedly generated a total of 7.8 billion won for Lee Byung Hun.
This year, he is featured in a total of six advertisements, including those for health-functional foods, a platform for trading used cars, pizza, beer, and video games. Advertisements cost approximately 800 million won per episode, while estimated earnings are 4.8 billion won.
In addition, the fee income is substantial. This year, he appeared in the 20-episode drama “Our Blues“, for which he was paid 150 million won per episode. Even with simple calculations, the expected income is approximately 3 billion won.
This year, the artist with the most sales was the trot singer Lim Young Woong . Concerts, advertisements, and album sales have reportedly earned Lim Young Woong a total of 37.5 billion won.
The group BTS named the second position. BTS‘s total sales were 246.4 billion won, or 35.2 billion won per member. It was followed by Jun Ji Hyun (13 billion won) and Ma Dong Seok (13 billion won)