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Here Are 2021’s Richest South Korean Actors

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A lot of people believe that being a movie star would bring tons of money to their bank accounts. The wealthiest Korean actors, on the other hand, come from Korean dramas. When Kdrama fans watch Kdramas, it’s common for us to become addicted and quit watching before finishing the entire series. Korean drama actors have been overloaded with work as Kdramas have grown in popularity on television and streaming sites such as Netflix.

So, here are 2021’s richest Korean actors.

  1. Kim Soo-Hyun
    Net Worth- $117 million
    Per-episode earnings: $84,000.
    “My Love from The Stars” and “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” are two of his most well-known masterpieces. Apart from establishing himself as a leading actor in Korean dramas, Kim has also shot over 30 advertisements in China and costs $84,000 for each episode.

  2. So-Ji-Sub
    Net Worth- $41 million
    Per-episode earnings: $67,100.
    This South Korean actor/model began his career as a jeans model but quickly came to fame for his major roles. “I am sorry I Love You,” “Cain and Abel,” and “Oh My Venus” are just a few of his noteworthy works.

  3. Lee-Jong-Suk
    Net Worth- $32 million
    Per-episode earnings: $50,300.
    Lee-Jong-Suk began modeling at the age of 17 and quickly gained prominence in fashion shows. His claim to fame, though, was the romantic comedy “Hot Young Bloods” in 2014. Since then, he has starred in a number of widely praised plays, including “Doctor Stranger” and “Pinocchio.”

  4. Lee-Min-Ho
    Net Worth- $26 million
    Per-episode earnings: $62,000.
    Lee-Min-Ho’s claim to fame was the 2009 film “Boys Over Flowers”. This was followed by many of the additional successful dramas and films, all of which helped to boost his star power. He is currently one of the most well-known Korean celebrities in the world.

  5. Song Joong Ki
    Net Worth- $24 million
    Per-episode earnings: $50,300.
    Song Joong Ki is a well-known South Korean actor with a huge fan base. He made his film debut in the 2010 coming-of-age drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” Song Joon Ki made his return in “Descendants of the Sun,” an enormously popular series with huge viewership, after a run of box office blockbusters.

  6. Hyun Bin
    Net Worth- $21 million
    Per-episode earnings: $83,900
    Hyun Bin made his acting debut in the drama “I Am Kim Sam Soon.” Since then, he’s starred in a number of successful shows, including “Secret Garden” and “Crash Landing on You.”

  7. Park Seo-Joon
    Net Worth- $21 million
    Per-Episode Earnings: $25,000
    With his part in “Fight for My Way,” the actor shot to prominence, and he hasn’t looked back since. Park Seo-Joon is one of South Korea’s wealthiest performers, having starred in big films and dramas.

  8. Lee Seung Gi
    Net Worth- $16 million
    Per episode earning: $59,000
    Lee Seung Gi, often known as the “Ballad King,” is a talented individual, host, and vocalist. He allegedly supports numerous products and services in addition to acting, which has contributed to his global fame.

  9. Song Joong KI
    Net Worth- $15 million
    Per episode earning: $50300
    Song Joong KI is a South Korean actor who rose to prominence thanks to the popular drama series Sungkyukwan Scandal. He has even stayed as a host on numerous shows and has starred in a few films. In the year 2012, Soong made his first appearance on television as a leading character in the melodrama The Innocent Man.

  10. Ji Chang-Wook
    Net Worth- $5 million
    Per episode earning: $42000
    Ji Chang-Wook is a well-known South Korean actor who rose to prominence after playing Dong-hae in the South Korean drama series Smile Again in 2010. He’s also renowned for his roles in Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Empress Ki, Backstreet Rookie, and Healer, among others. He has also received a number of trophies for excellent performances in films and television shows over his acting career.

Anna Papadopoulos
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