10 Highest Paid K-drama Actress in 2023
Top 10 Richest & Highest Paid Korean Actresses in 2022. What are some of the highest-paid Korean actresses?
How much do they earn per episode?
This 37-year-old wealthiest actress in South Korea has appeared in several music videos for the k-pop band G.O.d. She made her acting debut in 2001 with SBS’S drama Beautiful Days. However this highest-paid Korean actress of 2022 got her breakthrough with the 2010 romantic comedy ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, along with Lee Seung Gi. Her other notable works are Oh My Venus, Arang and The Magistrate, etc. Shin-Min-Ah’s latest series Our Blues premiered on Netflix, on April 9, 2022.
32-year-old Park is one of the wealthiest Korean actresses who charge more than US$27k for an episode. She has portrayed roles in films such as A Warewolf Boy, On Your Wedding Day, Doom At Your Services, and so on. Undoubtedly she deserves to be on the list of highest-paid Korean actresses in 2023.
8. Kim Tae Hee
Kim Tae-Hee is not only a top actress in Korea but also one of the most beautiful women in South Korea. She is best known for her roles in Korean drama and gained the limelight for her appearance in the 2003 SBS drama Stairway to Heaven. Kim first appeared in television and print advertisements. Her notable Korean dramas include Iris, My Princess, Love Story in Havard, and Hi Bye Mama!
She is one of the highest-paid Korean actresses in 2022 charging nearly US$37k per episode. Fans were shocked to know about her secret marriage with k-pop idol Rain in 2017. The 42-year-old Kim is referred to as one of The Triloka along with Song Hye-Kyo and Jun Ji Hyun together they are Tae-Hye-Ji.
7. Choi Ji Woo
With the charges of US$46K, Choi became the highest-paid Korean actress at that time. Indeed, she ranks 7th on our list of the top 10 richest Korean actresses in 2023.
She has received several awards including Baeksang Art Awards for her performance. Her net worth is $15 million.
6. Park Shin Hye
As of 2022, Forbes ranked her number 33rd in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity. She charges $27k per episode and hence, she is one of the richest Korean actresses in 2023.
5. Ha Ji-Won
The next actress on the list of richest Korean actresses in 2022 is Hai Ji won. She is the fifth highest-paid Korean actress who charges US45k per episode. She failed more than 100 auditions before finally taking up her debut film New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Understand Us in 1996.
4. Go Hyun Jung
Veteran actress Go Hyun Jung is among one of the highest-paid Korean actresses who charging US$ 36,500 per episode. She is Miss Korea 1989 runner-up who made her debut in the 1990 K-drama Love on a jujube Tree. She made her noteworthy appearance in the 1996 SBS drama Sandglass which was the highest-rated Korean drama in History. The 51-year-old actress announced her retirement after marrying the Korean Billionaire Chung Yong-jin. However, she made a comeback after her divorcing her husband with the 2005 melodrama Spring Day. She became highest paid actress on tv after the success of her series Queen Seondeok and Daemul.
3. Lee Young- Ae
Veteran actress Lee Young Ae is making about $91,000 an episode and is one of Korea’s wealthiest celebrities with a net worth of $40 million. She debuted in the 1990s as a popular commercial film model. Then became a critically acclaimed star with her role in the k-drama How’s Your Husband? and won the Best New Actress at SBS Drama Awards. Netizens loved her role in the crime thriller film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance followed by other releases such as Dae Jang Geum and more. This richest Korean actress took a break of four years. She made a blockbuster comeback as a charming and witty Insurance Investigator Koo Kyung Yi in Inspector Koo on Netflix. Indeed, she deserves to be number 3 on the list of beautiful and richest Korean actresses in 2023.
2. Song Hye-Kyo
Do you know the Instagram post of Song Hye Kyo costs 500 million won? Yes, you read it right. Her endorsement fee is as 900 million won and was ranked at number 6 on Forbes’s Korean Powerful Celebrity list. She is the brand ambassador of luxury brands like Chaumet, Fendi & Sulwhasoo. Her popular roles are in All In, Descendants of Sun, Brilliant Life, We are Breaking Up, etc. She gained worldwide recognition with the rom-com series Full House. She is one of The Triloka. Born in 1981, her television drama internationally established her as a top Hallyu star. She is the 2nd highest-paid and richest Korean actress in 2023.
1. Jun Ji-Hyu
The first one to top the list of richest Korean actresses in 2023 and most deserving is Jun Ji Hyun. She is the winner of two Grand Bell Awards and a Daesang. This highest-paid actress from South Korea has earned 200 million KRW per episode appearance fee.