South Korean film industry is now known all over the world for its content. The Korean film industry has grown leaps and bound in the past two decades. There are Korean films that are remade in the United States.
Most of the Korean actors have a huge fan following both online and offline. One of the main reasons for their popularity is because the South Korean movies, as well as dramas, have spread across the world and have been receiving abundant love from viewers and fans. The Busan International Film Festival is now one of the largest in the Asian continent and most important as well.
Today we will cover a list of the richest South Korean actors in terms of net worth in our article. Keep scrolling!
List of the Top 10 Richest Korean Actors in 2021
Here we get into the list of the top 10 richest Korean actors as of 2021. Have a look!
1. Kim So-Hyun
Net Worth: $117 million.
Kim So Hyun is the richest Korean actor as of 2021 with an estimated net worth of $117 million. He starred in blockbuster movies like “My Love From The Stars”, “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” among others in his professional career. He has made his name in the entertainment industry and has filmed in more than 30 ads in China.
Kim was featured at fourth place in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2013. His acting in television dramas has established him as a top Hallyu star. He earned approximately 100 billion KRW by promoting products and services in Korean and Chinese commercials.
Net Worth: $41 million
So-Ji-Sub is a South Korean actor and rapper who began his career as a jeans model. He rose to prominence for his performance as lead actor in commercially hit movies like “I am sorry I Love You”, “Cain and Abel”, and “Oh My Venus”.
In his 17 years long career he has starred in many movies and advertising deals. His net worth is estimated to be $41 million.
Net Worth: $32 Million
Lee-Jong-Suk is the third richest South Korean actor with an estimated net worth of $32 million. He began his modeling career when he was just 17 years old and in a short span of time, he became famous in the world of fashion shows. Lee became the youngest male model to debut at Seoul fashion week in the Seoul Collection program.
He gained recognition for his role in the 2014 romantic comedy “Hot Young Bloods”. He has acted in a series of dramas like “Doctor Stranger” that gained 400 million views in China and “Pinnochio”. Having spent more than 10 years in entertain industry today he is one of the highest-paid actors.
Net Worth: $26 Million
Lee Min Ho is a South Korean actor, singer, and model who is the fourth-richest actor with an estimated net worth of 26 million dollars. He shot to fame not only in Korea but also in Asia for portraying the character of Gu Jun-Pyo in the 2009 film “Boys Over Flowers”.
He bagged the Best New Actor award for Boys Over Flowers at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. He is one of the highest-paid actors who charges $58,700 for each appearance.
5. Song Joong Ki
Net Worth: $24 Million
Song Joong Ki is the fifth richest South Korean actor who has a huge fan following on social media. He made his acting debut with the film A Frozen Flower in 2008. However, the 2010 fusion historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal happened to be the turning point in Song’s acting career. He delivered a series of box office hits consistently.
He is the brand ambassador of the online marketplace company “11Street” of SK Planet. His estimated net worth as of 2021 is 24 million dollars.
6. Hyun Bin
Net Worth: $21 Million
Hyun Bin became popular for his performance in the romantic comedy television drama “My Name is Kim Sam-soon” (2005). He then featured in a number of hit TV shows like the romantic fantasy drama Secret Garden, fantasy drama Memories of the Alhambra, and romantic comedy Crash Landing on You.
In 2013, he was honored with the President’s award by the Financial Services Committee for saving around 35 billion won (USD 33M) in less than 17 years. He also participated in an awareness campaign against animal cruelty.
7. Park Seo-Joon
Net Worth: $21 Million
Park Seo-Joon ranks seventh in our list of richest Korean actors with an estimated net worth of 21 million dollars. The actor became popular for his role in the youth romance drama TV series “Fight For My Way” which was a huge hit.
Park bagged the Best New Actor award at the Grand Bell Awards as well as the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.
8. Lee Seung Gi
Net Worth: $16 Million
Lee Seung Gi is a multitalented Korean celebrity who is an actor, qualified entertainer, host, and singer. He is the eighth richest Korean actor with an estimated net worth of 16 million dollars. “Because You’re My Woman”, “Will You Marry Me”, and “Return” are some of the hit songs that compel listeners to tap their feet.
He is known to be very honest and with a positive attitude that earned him “Nation’s Umchina” and “Nation’s Little Brother” nicknames.
9. Gong Yoo
Net Worth: $14 million
Gong Yoo ranks ninth in the list of richest South Korean actors. He gained prominence for acting in television dramas “Coffee Prince” in the year 2007 and the “films Silenced” in 2011. He is considered to be one of the most successful South Korean actors with an estimated net worth of $14 million.
10. Park Bo-gum
Net Worth: $11 million
Park Bo-gum is the tenth richest South Korean actor known for his superb performance in film and television. He played the role of a psychopathic lawyer in Hello Monster movie in 2015 and as a Joseon Crown Prince in Love in the Moonlight film in 2016. He also endorses various products and services of brands both inside and outside South Korea.
Korean Business Research Institute has coined the term “Park Bo-gum Effect”, which implies consistent high brand reputation ranking and it is effective across various demographics.
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