Top 10 Highest Paid South Korean Actors

Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actors 2020

South Korea has an enormous industry when it comes to television shows and dramas. Nowadays South Korea is mostly popular for fashion beauty, music, and dramas Korean entertainment world has spread widely did dramas and films are watched by viewers from all over the world. They come up with some of the best TV series also known as K-dramas which are mostly available on Netflix. They also work with Hollywood and other regions.

Their actors and actresses have gained popularity across the world. Their actors are not only loved and respected by the viewers but also these actors and actresses are highly paid. Are you ready to know which of your favorite actor who got the highest-paid?

10. Ji Chang Wook

$42,000 per episode

Ji Chang Wook 

The 32-year-old star rose to fame in 2010 after starring in the drama Primetime called Smile Again and since then that Chang Wook has ascended constantly. And the ladder came out with popular dramas in Warrior Baek Dong Soo and Empress Ki.

Chong’s work has headlined the popular television series Healer, the K2 (2016), and Suspicious Partner. As well as crime action film Fabricated City and will appear in the upcoming drama Backstreet Rookie along with Kim Jung. Ji Chang Wook is making roughly $42,000 per episode and his estimated net worth is 5 million US dollars.


9. Song Joong Ki

$50,300 per episode

Song Joong Ki

Song Joong Ki rose to fame and the historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the variety show Running Man from 2010 to 2011 as one of the original cast members. Since then, he has played a diverse spectrum of roles in the television series The innocent man, Descendants of the Sun, and Arthdal Chronicles. As well as the 2012 books office, hit A Werewolf Boy and the Battleship Island.

The success of his works internationally established him as a top Hollywood star. He got married to the most gorgeous lady fellow actress Song Hye Kyo though they are separated now. The actor charges $50,300 per episode and his net worth 14 US million dollars.


8. Lee Jong Suk

$50,300 per episode

Lee Jong Suk

Lee Jong Suk debuted in 2005 as a runway model becoming the youngest male model ever to participate in Seoul fashion week. Lee Jong’s breakout role was the 2012 TV series School 2013. And he is also well known for his roles as I can hear your voice, Dr. Stranger, Pinocchio, while you were sleeping in the 2019 romantic comedy-drama, Romance as a bonus book, and much more. He charges $50,300 per episode and his net worth 20 US million dollars.


7. Yoo Ah In

$58,700 per episode

Yoo Ah In

Yoo Ah In is known for playing a diverse spectrum of roles in both television and film. Where he often portrays dynamic characters who exhibit significant personal growth. Yoo Ah In as best known for his leading roles in coming of age film Punch in 2011, mellow drama Secret Love Affair action blockbuster Veteran, and the historical television series Six Flying Dragons.

For his works in film and television, Yoo Ah In won the Best Actor Award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards. He charges $58,700 per episode.


6. Lee Seung Gi

$59,000 per episode

Lee Seung Gi

He is not only an actor but also a singer and entertainer. The 32-year-old actor rose to international fame for his roles in popular dramas such as Brilliant Legacy, My girlfriend as a nine-tailed fox, the kingdom Hart’s Jiyu family book you’re all surrounded a Korean Odyssey, and the 2019 TV series vagabond.

After becoming a successful singer and presenter he got the title of Tripple Threat entertainer. He is making roughly $59,000 per episode and his net worth 8 million US dollars.


5. Lee Min Ho

$59,000 per episode

Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho is one of the most globally famous actors in Korea who got fame in the television series Boys Over Flowers with his role as Goo Joon Pyo in 2009.  He got an award for the best new actor in the television category at Seoul international drama and bakes and art awards.

His unforgettable dramas are Personal taste, City Hunter, in which he established himself as an action hero, The Heirs The Legend of the Blue Sea, and the king Eternal Monarch. The success of Lee’s television series internationally established him as a top Hollywood star. He charges nearly $59,000 per episode and his net worth 15 million US dollars.


4. So Ji Sub

$67,000 per episode

So Ji Sub

So Ji Sub became known for his leading role In the 2004 television series What Happened in Bali and had his breakout role as a tragic hero in the critically acclaimed melodrama I’m sorry, I love you. It established him as a top star in Korea as well as all over Asia. Other notable works include Cain and Abel Phantom masters sun and Oh My Venus as well as the 2008 film rough cut. The actor charges $67,000 per episode and net worth 31 US million dollars.


3. Jo In Sung

$68,000 per episode

Jo In Sung

Jo In Sung is best known for his leading roles in the television series what happened in Bali that winter, the wind blows and it’s okay, that’s love as well as the film’s the classic a dirty Carnival, a frozen flower, the king and the great battle. Now he charges nearly $68,000 per episode.


2. Hyun Bin

$84,000 per episode

Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin first gained wide recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy television drama My Lovely Sam Soon. Since then, he has appeared in leading roles and other successful television shows including the romantic fantasy dramas Secret Garden fantasy drama memories of the Alhambra and romantic comedy crash landing on you.

Hyun Bin’s popularity was further widened by starring in a series of box office hits including the 2017 action thriller confidential assignment, the crime thrillers, the swindlers in the negotiation, as well as the 2018 horror movie rampant yangban charges nearly $84,000 for an episode and net worth 12 US million dollars.


1. Kim Soo Hyun

$85,000 per episode

Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo Hyun is the highest-paid Korean actor in 2020, making nearly $85,000 per episode and net worth 110 US million dollars. He is warmly accepted by the audience not only in Korea but beyond the border his remarkable outstanding performances can be seen in series such as Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, the producer it’s okay to not be okay.

Kim Soo Hyun was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul Year in 2014. He was first included in the Forbes Korea power celebrity list in 2013 Placing fourth. The business magazines Asia edition also listed him and it’s 30 under 30 in 2016.  The success of his television dramas throughout Asia established him as a top Hollywood star.

So these are the stars who get the biggest paycheck for the screen appearances they do every time.

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