Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actors 2020
- Published on: 5/24/2020
- Here's a look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actors in 2020. Please note that the figures are only estimates based on the data we've collected, there is no way to know how much exactly they are earning per episode.
In this short video, we've breakdown the top 10 highest paid Korean actors in 2020.
10. Ji Chang Wook
Chang-wook has headlined the popular television series Healer, The K2 and Suspicious Partner, as well as crime-action film Fabricated City and the 2020 drama Backstreet Rookie along with Kim Yoo-jung.
9. Song Joong Ki
He rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the variety show Running Manin 2010 to 2011 as one of the original cast members. Since then, he 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 box office hits A Werewolf Boy, and The Battleship Island.
8. Lee Jong Suk
He debuted in 2005 as a runway model, becoming the youngest male model ever to participate in Seoul Fashion Week. Lee's breakout role was in School 2013, and he is also well known for his roles in I Can Hear Your Voice, Doctor Stranger, Pinocchio, While You Were Sleeping and the 2019 romantic comedy drama, Romance Is a Bonus Book and much more.
7. Yoo Ah In
He 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 is best known for his leading roles in coming-of-age film Punch, melodrama Secret Love Affair, action blockbuster Veteran, and the historical television series Six Flying Dragons.
6. Lee Seung Gi
He has garnered further recognition as an actor and rose to international popularity around Asia with leading roles in popular dramas such as Brilliant Legacy, My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, The King 2 Hearts, Gu Family Book, You're All Surrounded, A Korean Odyssey, and the 2019 TV series Vagabond.
5. Lee Min Ho
He gained widespread fame in Korea and some parts of Asia with his role as Gu Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers in 2009. His notable lead roles in television series include comedy-drama Personal Taste, City Hunter, in which he established himself as an action hero, The Heirs, Legend of the Blue Sea and The King: Eternal Monarch.
4. So Ji Sub
He became known for his leading roles 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.
3. Jo In Sung
He 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 films The Classic, A Dirty Carnival, A Frozen Flower, The King, and The Great Battle.
2. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin first gained wide recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon. Since then, he has appeared in leading roles in other successful television shows including; the romantic fantasy drama Secret Garden, fantasy drama Memories of the Alhambra, and romantic comedy Crash Landing on You.
1. Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun is the highest paid Korean actor in 2020, making nearly $85,000 per episode. Best known for his roles in the television dramas Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, and The Producers, as well as the films The Thieves , Secretly, Greatly and Real.
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