Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actor (5 – 1)
5. Lee Dong Wook
Lee dong wook made his debut in 1999 and since then appear in various series without even once getting on the radar of fame until 2005 when his romantic comedy series My Girl hit Korea and bring Lee Dong Wook to stardom. He is also one of a kind actor with capability in MC-ing with Strong Heart and Roommate embedded inside his work experience. Once again, Lee Dong Wook taste the peak of fame after his drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God become a sensation.
Payment per Episode : ~ $62.000
4. So Ji Sub & Gong Yoo
So Ji Sub started his career as jeans model and later become known through his role in various television series namely, Cain and Abel, Master’s Sun, I’m Sorry I love You,Oh My Venus and Phantom. He is also frequently show his talent in singing by releasing EP once in a while.
Payment per Episode : ~ $65.000
Gong Yoo real name is Gong Ji Chul and He is from Busan. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince is his first breakout role and later on working on several project such as Dating Agency : Cyrano, Finding Mr. Destiny and several others. Gong Yoo hit the jackpot and conquer the entertainment world last year when his movie Train to Busan is become internationally famous, not stopping there, his fantasy-drama Goblin once again swept all the attention toward him.
3. Lee Min Ho
For some fans over the globe, Lee Min Ho is the leader of Hallyu Wave of Korean Drama. Most people must know his performance on Boys over Flower in 2009. He is also noted for his role on The Heirs, City Hunter, and The Legend of The Blue Sea.
Payment per Episode : ~ $67.000
2. Jo In Sung
Jo In Sung is a grand slam winner of actor. He is best known for his role on numerous television series What Happened in Bali, That Winter, the Wind Blows, and It’s Okay, That’s Love, as well as the films The Classic, A Dirty Carnival, A Frozen Flower and The King.
Payment per Episode : ~ $74.000
1. Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun is both film and drama star. He is famous for his role on television dramas Dream High, My Love from the Star, Moon Embracing the Sun and The Producers. His top movies including The Thieves, Secretly Greatly. He was on the list of Korea Power Celebrity by Forbes on 2013.
Payment per Episode : ~ $80.000
That was it, the list of Highest Paid Actor on Korean Entertainment, KMazing Crew realize that this list is far from perfect and there are many actor that maybe is supposed to be on the list. We did what we could do, hope you enjoy it.
*the number of the salary is estimated from the market value of the Actors as a brand in the world of Korean Entertainment. it is close to impossible to know the exact salary the actor received as it is most of time is a top secret in Entertainment World*
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