Top 10 highest paid South Korean actor in 2024-2025

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Highest-Paid Actors in South Korea (2024-2025)

Hello everyone! In this article, we'll be discussing the top 10 highest-earning Korean actors of all time. As we're all aware, the South Korean television industry, particularly Korean TV shows, dramas, and web series (including Netflix Originals), has gained immense popularity worldwide. While the South Korean film industry may not be as renowned as its television counterpart, it still plays a significant role in entertainment.

All actors and actresses typically receive payment for each episode they appear in dramas and television series. The criteria for determining the highest-paid Korean actors listed below is the maximum amount earned by these actors per episode. So, let's take a look at the current list of the highest-paid actors in South Korea. Kim Soo Hyun may have once again secured a spot as one of the highest-paid actors in South Korea.

List of Top 10 Highest-Paid Actors in South Korea

  1. Kim Soo Hyun ($86,000/episode) 
  2. Hyun Bin ($83,900/episode) 
  3. Jo In Sung ($70,100/episode)
  4. So Ji Sub ($68,500/episode)
  5. Lee Min Ho ($62,000/episode)
  6. Lee Seung GI ($61,200/episode)
  7. Yoo Ah In ($60,000/episode)
  8. Lee Jong Suk ($54,000/episode)
  9. Song Joong KI ($53,700/episode)
  10. Ji Chang Wook ($46,300/episode)

This is the complete list of the top 10 highest-paid South Korean actors who have worked in the Television & Film Entertainment Industry for a very long time. Kim Soo Hyun has become first the highest-paid actor and he charges an average salary of $86K per episode. He has played a lead role in some most popular K-Dramas such as My Love from the StarDream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, etc & he has been listed Forbes Korea Power Celebrity various times as 4th in 2013, 2nd in 2015, and 5th in 2016.

"Hope so, this list will help you to find the highest-paid actors in South Korea but if the viewers can find any problem or any misinformation in this article, kindly suggest to us, even you can also share your list as feedback."

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